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Note on the threshold theorem of a heterogeneous SIR epidemic


  • El Maroufy, Hamid


We consider a stochastic model for the spread of an epidemic in a closed population consisting of two interacting groups, in which infectives cannot change their group, but are able to infect outside it. A threshold theorem analogous to that of Whittle is fairly proved for this model.

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  • El Maroufy, Hamid, 2013. "Note on the threshold theorem of a heterogeneous SIR epidemic," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 83(1), pages 292-296.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:stapro:v:83:y:2013:i:1:p:292-296 DOI: 10.1016/j.spl.2012.09.013

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    1. Carlton, Matthew A. & Stansfield, William D., 2005. "Making Babies by the Flip of a Coin?," The American Statistician, American Statistical Association, vol. 59, pages 180-182, May.
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