The effect of population heterogeneities upon spread of infection.

@article{Clancy2013TheEO,
  title={The effect of population heterogeneities upon spread of infection.},
  author={Damian Clancy and Christopher Jon Pearce},
  journal={Journal of mathematical biology},
  year={2013},
  volume={67 4},
  pages={963-87}
}
It has often been observed that population heterogeneities can lead to outbreaks of infection being less frequent and less severe than homogeneous population models would suggest. We address this issue by comparing a model incorporating various forms of heterogeneity with a homogenised model matched according to the value of the basic reproduction number [Formula: see text]. We mainly focus upon heterogeneity in individuals' infectivity and susceptibility, though with some allowance also for… CONTINUE READING