The SARS outbreak in Hong Kong during 2003 exhibited several “super-spreader events” (SSEs) which cannot be modeled well with standard homogeneous SIR or SEIR type models. We propose an alternative model structure using either small-world or scale-free structure of inter-node connections and disease transmission only along the network links. Such structure naturally models the SSEs and provides simulations quantitatively similar to the true dynamics.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
|Event||International Symposium on Nonlinear Theory and Its Applications [NOLTA] - |
Duration: 1 Jan 2004 → …
|Conference||International Symposium on Nonlinear Theory and Its Applications [NOLTA]|
|Period||1/01/04 → …|