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When Mathematics and Medicine Unite - A Review of the Use of Deterministic Compartmental Models in Epidemiology

This paper reviews the use of deterministic compartmental models in epidemiology and the usefulness of the basic reproduction number and contact rate and their relationship to disease eradication. The construction of the three compartment [SIR] model is examined and its mathematical description and underlying assumptions discussed. The application of the derived variables to common diseases is discussed.


13 Nov, 2017
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e-Published: 15 Nov, 2017


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