Some Simple Nosocomial Disease Transmission Models

Fred Brauer

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The SARS epidemic of 2002–2003 drew attention to nosocomial disease transmission as many of the disease cases were transmitted through hospital staff and visitors. Various types of model have been proposed to describe this, including metapopulation models. We formulate and analyze a simple compartmental model with heterogeneous mixing to describe nosocomial transmission and determine the reproduction number and final size relation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)460-469
Number of pages10
JournalBulletin of mathematical biology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2015


  • Epidemic models
  • Final size relation
  • Nosocomial transmission
  • Reproduction number

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Neuroscience
  • Immunology
  • General Mathematics
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Environmental Science
  • Pharmacology
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics


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