The effect of pair formation and variable infectivity on the spread of an infection without recovery.

@article{Kretzschmar1998TheEO,
  title={The effect of pair formation and variable infectivity on the spread of an infection without recovery.},
  author={Mirjam E. Kretzschmar and Klaus Dietz},
  journal={Mathematical biosciences},
  year={1998},
  volume={148 1},
  pages={
          83-113
        }
}
For the spread of an infection without recovery we compare the properties of a model in which contacts are assumed to be instantaneous and every contact is with a new partner to a model with an explicit description of partnership formation and duration. We investigate the dynamic behaviour at the beginning of the epidemic, the exponential growth phase and the endemic equilibrium in a population with a simple demographic process. Comparisons are made with the assumption that the basic… CONTINUE READING
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