The age of infection approach introduced by Kermack and Mckendrick in 1927 gives a unified way of describing and analyzing a variety of epidemic models, including models with multiple stages, treatment, and heterogeneous mixing. The author gives a description of the main results for such models, emphasizing the use of the final size relation to estimate the size of the epidemic.
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Brauer, F. General compartmental epidemic models. Chin. Ann. Math. Ser. B 31, 289–304 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11401-009-0454-1
- Epidemic models
- Treatment models
- Basic reproduction number
- Final size relation
2000 MR Subject Classification