The Final Size of a Serious Epidemic

Fred Brauer

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In an epidemic of a serious disease, there is likely to be behavioral response that decreases the epidemic size considerably, and taking this into account may lead to estimates of the final epidemic size that are much smaller and more realistic than estimates that do not take this into account.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)869-877
Number of pages9
JournalBulletin of mathematical biology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 15 2019


  • Behavioral response
  • Epidemic models
  • Final size relations

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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