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The impact of human mobility on spatial disease V. V. Belik1
 

Summary: The impact of human mobility on spatial disease
dynamics
V. V. Belik1
, T. Geisel1,2
, and D. Brockmann3
1
Max-Planck-Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization,
Göttingen, Germany
2
Georg-August-University, Göttingen, Germany
3
Northwestern University, Evanston IL, USA
Abstract--Understanding human mobility is crucial for mod-
eling the spatial spread of human infectious diseases. The quanti-
tative description of spatial epidemics is based on two prominent
theoretical approaches, diffusive dispersal and direct coupling
or effective force of infection. The first ansatz assumes random-
walk movement of the host between different locations whereas
the second employs an effective force of infection between
distinct populations. Both models are inconsistent with important

  

Source: Amaral, Luis A.N. - Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Northwestern University

 

Collections: Physics; Biology and Medicine