The implications of network structure for epidemic dynamics
UNSPECIFIED. (2005) The implications of network structure for epidemic dynamics. THEORETICAL POPULATION BIOLOGY, 67 (1). pp. 1-8. ISSN 0040-5809Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tpb.2004.08.002
It has long been realised that the standard assumptions of mass-action mixing are a crude approximation of the true mechanistic processes that govern the transmission of infection. In particular, many infections can be considered to be spread through a limited network of contacts. Yet, despite the underlying discrepancies, mass-action models continue to be used and provide a remarkably accurate description of epidemic behaviour. Here, the differences between mass-action and network-based models are investigated. This allows us to determine when mass-action models are a reliable tool, and suggest ways in which their behaviour should be refined. (C) 2004 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH426 Genetics
|Journal or Publication Title:||THEORETICAL POPULATION BIOLOGY|
|Publisher:||ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE|
|Number of Pages:||8|
|Page Range:||pp. 1-8|
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