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Classical Galton-Watson Branching Process and Vaccination

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dc.contributor.author Srinivasa Rao, Arni S.R.
dc.contributor.author Bauch, Chris T.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-25T15:33:03Z
dc.date.available 2018-09-25T15:33:03Z
dc.date.copyright 2008
dc.date.created 2008
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/14341
dc.description.abstract Here we treat the transmission of disease through a population as a standard Galton-Watson branching process, modified to take the presence of vaccination into account. Vaccination reduces the number of secondary infections produced per infected individual. We show that introducing vaccination in a population therefore reduces the expected time to extinction of the infection. We also prove results relating the distribution of number of secondary infections with and without vaccinations. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Academic Publications Ltd. en_US
dc.subject branching process en_US
dc.subject epidemic en_US
dc.subject vaccination en_US
dc.subject uniform convergence en_US
dc.subject gamma function en_US
dc.title Classical Galton-Watson Branching Process and Vaccination en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Copyright 2008, Academic Publications Ltd.
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dcterms.relation Srinivasa Rao, A. S. R. and Bauch, C. T. (2008). Classical Galton-Watson Branching Process and Vaccination. International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics. 44(4): 595-607.


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