Application I: Spread of Influenza

  • Christiane Fuchs


As a first application of the methods introduced in the first two parts of this book, this chapter investigates the spread of human influenza. More precisely, it analyses a well-known dataset on an influenza outbreak in a British boarding school and the spatial spread of influenza in Germany during the season 2009/10, in which the swine flu virus was prevalent. In the latter example, spatial mixing of individuals is estimated from commuter data. Modelling is based on diffusion approximations derived in  Chap. 5. Statistical inference is carried out using a Bayesian approach developed in  Chap. 7.


Synthetic Dataset Contact Rate Innovation Scheme Infectious Period Connectivity Matrix 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christiane Fuchs
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  1. 1.Institute for Bioinformatics and Systems BiologyHelmholtz Zentrum MünchenNeuherbergGermany

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