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Title in Portuguese: Targeted recovery as an effective strategy against epidemic spreading
Author: Böttcher, Lucas
Andrade Júnior, José Soares de
Herrmann, Hans Jürgen
Keywords: Epidemias
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Scientific reports
Citation: BOTTCHER, L.; ANDRADE JÚNIOR, J. S.; HERRMANN, H. J. Targeted recovery as an efective strategy against epidemic spreading. Scientific reports, United Kingdom, v. 7, n. 1, p. 1-7, 2017.
Abstract: We propose a targeted intervention protocol where recovery is restricted to individuals that have the least number of infected neighbours. Our recovery strategy is highly efficient on any kind of network, since epidemic outbreaks are minimal when compared to the baseline scenario of spontaneous recovery. In the case of spatially embedded networks, we find that an epidemic stays strongly spatially confined with a characteristic length scale undergoing a random walk. We demonstrate numerically and analytically that this dynamics leads to an epidemic spot with a flat surface structure and a radius that grows linearly with the spreading rate.
metadata.dc.type: Artigo de Periódico
ISSN: 2045-2322
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