Mathematical Models of Vertical Transmission of Infection
Many diseases that are important from the standpoint of public health, animal husbandry, and agriculture are passed from one individual to another by two distinct mechanisms that may be called horizontal transmission and vertical transmission. In horizontal transmission, susceptible individuals become infected by direct or indirect contact with other individuals who are infectious and who are living at the same time. Vertical transmission refers to direct transmission from infected parents to offspring before or during birth.
KeywordsVertical Transmission Horizontal Transmission Maturation Period Rubella Virus Constant Birth Rate
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