Analysis Seminar: "A Disease Threshold: the Basic Reproduction Number"
4:10 pm, Neill Hall 5W
In this talk, I will discuss the basic reproduction number, which is one of the most important disease thresholds in the infectious disease theory. The talk consists of two parts. In the first part, I will give an introduction to the topic. In particular, we will quantify the basic reproduction number for general epidemic models. In second part, we will talk about some applications of this threshold in disease control.