# The effect of network topology on the spread of epidemics

@article{Ganesh2005TheEO, title={The effect of network topology on the spread of epidemics}, author={Ayalvadi J. Ganesh and Laurent Massouli{\'e} and Donald F. Towsley}, journal={Proceedings IEEE 24th Annual Joint Conference of the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies.}, year={2005}, volume={2}, pages={1455-1466 vol. 2} }

Many network phenomena are well modeled as spreads of epidemics through a network. Prominent examples include the spread of worms and email viruses, and, more generally, faults. Many types of information dissemination can also be modeled as spreads of epidemics. In this paper we address the question of what makes an epidemic either weak or potent. More precisely, we identify topological properties of the graph that determine the persistence of epidemics. In particular, we show that if the ratio…

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