A new epidemic model with indirect transmission

Fred Brauer

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We consider an epidemic model in which all disease transmission is through shedding of virus by infectives and acquisition by susceptibles, rather than by direct contact. This leads to an susceptible-infectious-virus-removed (SIVR) model for which we can determine the basic reproduction number and the final size relation. We extend the model to an age of infection model with virus shedding a function of the age of infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)285-293
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of biological dynamics
StatePublished - Aug 11 2017


  • Epidemic models
  • indirect transmission
  • virus shedding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology


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