Early Estimation of the Basic Reproduction Number Using Minimal Outbreak Data
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Grafe, C. (2016). Early Estimation of the Basic Reproduction Number Using Minimal Outbreak Data. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics, 8(1). https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v8i1.6431

Abstract

The basic reproduction number is a fundamental measure used to characterize infectious disease outbreaks. A modification to a previous approach is proposed that allows estimates to be obtained earlier in an outbreak using only the current case count, number currently ill, and the size of the at-risk population. This approach was tested using a mathematical model and appears to yield valid estimates of the basic reproduction number within a reasonable margin of error.

https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v8i1.6431
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