Dynamics of interacting diseases (PRX, 2014)

Classical modeling approaches to disease spreading use to assume just one pathogen spreading over one or several host populations. However, there exist a lost of different infectious pathogens spreading over the same global population, and very often, they exerts reciprocal influences on each other’s spreading.

In this paper, we develop a model that allows describing the spreading dynamics of two concurrent diseases. Specifically, we characterize analytically the epidemic thresholds of the two diseases for different scenarios and also compute the temporal evolution characterizing the unfolding dynamics.

  • J. Sanz, C.Xia, S. Meloni, and Y. Moreno “Dynamics of interacting diseases” Phys. Rev. X 4, 041005 (article)





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