Networks and epidemic models

  title={Networks and epidemic models},
  author={Matt. J. Keeling and Ken T. D. Eames},
  journal={Journal of The Royal Society Interface},
  pages={295 - 307}
  • M. Keeling, K. Eames
  • Published 22 September 2005
  • Computer Science
  • Journal of The Royal Society Interface
Networks and the epidemiology of directly transmitted infectious diseases are fundamentally linked. The foundations of epidemiology and early epidemiological models were based on population wide random-mixing, but in practice each individual has a finite set of contacts to whom they can pass infection; the ensemble of all such contacts forms a ‘mixing network’. Knowledge of the structure of the network allows models to compute the epidemic dynamics at the population scale from the individual… 

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