Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
NetworksAn Introduction$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Mark Newman

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199206650

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206650.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 18 July 2019

Epidemics on networks

Epidemics on networks

An introduction to the theory of the epidemic processes by which diseases spread over networks of contact between humans, animals, plants, and even computers

Chapter:
(p.627) Chapter 17 Epidemics on networks
Source:
Networks
Author(s):

M. E. J. Newman

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206650.003.0017

One of the reasons for the large investment the scientific community has made in the study of social networks is their connection with the spread of disease. Diseases spread over networks of contacts between individuals: airborne diseases like influenza or tuberculosis are communicated when two people breathe the air in the same room; contagious diseases and parasites can be communicated when people touch; HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases are communicated when people have sex. The patterns of such contacts can be represented as networks and a good deal of effort has been devoted to empirical studies of these networks' structure. This chapter looks at the connections between network structure and disease dynamics and at mathematical theories that allow us to understand and predict the outcomes of epidemics. Exercises are provided at the end of the chapter.

Keywords:   disease spread, network structure, disease dynamics, epidemic models, infection

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .