Epidemic Models, Stochastic
Published Online: 15 JUL 2005
Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Encyclopedia of Biostatistics
How to Cite
Gani, J. 2005. Epidemic Models, Stochastic. Encyclopedia of Biostatistics. 3.
- Published Online: 15 JUL 2005
This article describes the most commonly used stochastic epidemic models. For discrete time, the Greenwood and Reed–Frost chain binomials are outlined, with examples. In continuous time, the simple SI, the general SIR and the carrier-borne CSR models are discussed, and Whittle's Threshold Theorem stated. The article concludes with some references to recent literature.
- Greenwood and Reed–Frost chain binomials;
- simple epidemics (SI);
- general epidemics (SIR);
- carrier-borne epidemics (CSR);
- Whittle's Threshold Theorem