Age of infection epidemic models

Fred Brauer

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The age of infectionmodel, first introduced by Kermack and McKendrick in 1927, is a general structure for compartmental epidemic models, including models with heterogeneous mixing. It is possible to estimate the basic reproduction number if the initial exponential growth rate and the infectivity as a function of time since being infected are known, and this is also possible for models with heterogeneous mixing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMathematical and Statistical Modeling for Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783319404134
ISBN (Print)9783319404110
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Age of infection model
  • Basic reproduction number
  • Epidemic models
  • Exponential growth rate
  • Heterogenous mixing
  • Infectivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematics(all)
  • Medicine(all)


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