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Spreading Processes Modeling Infectious Disease Dynamics with Networks
 

Summary: Spreading Processes
Modeling Infectious Disease Dynamics with Networks
What is epidemiology?
ˇ Terms
­ Susceptible
­ Infected
­ Epidemic
ˇ Questions asked:ˇ Questions asked:
ˇ will an epidemic occur?
ˇ what is the typical size of an outbreak?
ˇ what determines the probability of an epidemic?
ˇ How do we control the spread?
S I R
susceptible infectious recovered
Compartmental models
I
dt
dR
IIIS
dt

  

Source: Albert, Réka - Departments of Biology & Physics, Pennsylvania State University

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine