Chapter 1 Stochastic Epidemic Models

  • Tom Britton
  • Etienne Pardoux
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mathematics book series (LNM, volume 2255)


This first chapter introduces some basic facts about stochastic epidemic models.We consider the case of a closed community, i.e. without influx of new susceptibles or mortality. In particular, we assume that the size of the population is fixed, and that the individuals who recover from the illness are immune and do not become susceptible again.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tom Britton
    • 1
  • Etienne Pardoux
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsStockholm UniversityStockholmSweden
  2. 2.Institut de Mathématiques de MarseilleAix-Marseille UniversitéMarseilleFrance

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