Modeling influenza: Pandemics and seasonal epidemics

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We describe and analyze compartmental models for influenza, including pre-epidemic vaccination and antiviral treatment. The analysis is based on the final size relation for compartmental epidemic models. We consider models of increasing complexity and compare their predictions using parameter values appropriate to the 1957 pandemic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMathematical Epidemiology
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages27
ISBN (Print)9783540789109
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Mathematics
ISSN (Print)0075-8434


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Algebra and Number Theory

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Brauer, F. (2008). Modeling influenza: Pandemics and seasonal epidemics. In Mathematical Epidemiology (pp. 321-347). (Lecture Notes in Mathematics; Vol. 1945). Springer Verlag.