par Lefèvre, Claude
Référence Bulletin of mathematical biology, 45, 1, page (11-20)
Publication Publié, 1983
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : This paper is concerned with a generalization of the simple epidemic model in which the infective population is partitioned into m classes, each of specific infectiousness. Attention is restricted, however, to the case where all the meeting rates between two individuals are equal to each other. Both deterministic and stochastic versions are examined. In either case the development in time of the epidemic process is investigated by exploiting a connection with the standard simple epidemic model. Finally, it is shown that the technique used also applies to a similar model for the spread of information.