Beyond the Initial Phase: Compartment Models for Disease Transmission
We start with simple models that describe the dynamics of disease transmission over time t in a constant population of size m and investigate the long-term epidemic dynamics as t →∞. In these simple models, we assume there is no replacement of susceptible individuals due to demographic input of susceptible newborns. The population is partitioned into compartments, with at least one compartment representing the prevalence of individuals who are susceptible to infection and at least one compartment representing the prevalence of individuals who are infectious (at time t).
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