Spread of infectious disease through clustered populations.

  title={Spread of infectious disease through clustered populations.},
  author={Joel C. Miller},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Society, Interface},
  volume={6 41},
Networks of person-to-person contacts form the substrate along which infectious diseases spread. Most network-based studies of this spread focus on the impact of variations in degree (the number of contacts an individual has). However, other effects such as clustering, variations in infectiousness or susceptibility, or variations in closeness of contacts may play a significant role. We develop analytic techniques to predict how these effects alter the growth rate, probability and size of… CONTINUE READING