Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-31-2017

Abstract

Nosocomial epidemics are infectious diseases which spread among different types of susceptible individuals in a health-care facility. To model this type of epidemics, we use a multi-type branching process with a multivariate negative binomial offspring distribution. In particular, we estimate the basic reproduction number R0 and study its relationship with the parameters of the offspring distribution. in case of a single-type epidemic, we investigate the effect of contact tracing on the estimates for R0.

Comments

Original published version available at https://doi.org/10.1515/eqc-2017-0026

Publication Title

Stochastics and Quality Control

DOI

10.1515/eqc-2017-0026

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