The scaling of contact rates with population density for the infectious disease models.

@article{Hu2013TheSO,
  title={The scaling of contact rates with population density for the infectious disease models.},
  author={Hao Hu and Karima R. Nigmatulina and Philip Eckhoff},
  journal={Mathematical biosciences},
  year={2013},
  volume={244 2},
  pages={125-34}
}
Contact rates and patterns among individuals in a geographic area drive transmission of directly-transmitted pathogens, making it essential to understand and estimate contacts for simulation of disease dynamics. Under the uniform mixing assumption, one of two mechanisms is typically used to describe the relation between contact rate and population density: density-dependent or frequency-dependent. Based on existing evidence of population threshold and human mobility patterns, we formulated a… CONTINUE READING
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