Thresholds and travelling waves for the geographical spread of infection
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- Diekmann, O. J. Math. Biology (1978) 6: 109. doi:10.1007/BF02450783
A nonlinear integral equation of mixed Volterra-Fredholm type describing the spatio-temporal development of an epidemic is derived and analysed. Particular attention is paid to the hair-trigger effect and to the travelling wave problem.