Variance of Infectious Periods and Reproduction Numbers for Network Epidemics with Non-Markovian Recovery
For a recently derived pairwise model of network epidemics with non-Markovian recovery, we prove that under some mild technical conditions on the distribution of the infectious periods, smaller variance in the recovery time leads to higher reproduction number when the mean infectious period is fixed.
Research was supported by Hungarian Scientific Research Fund OTKA K109782
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