Metapopulation epidemic models with heterogeneous mixing and travel behaviour
A. Apolloni, C. Poletto, J. J. Ramasco, P. Jensen, V. Colizza,
Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling 11 (1), 3 (2014)
we provided a general theoretical framework that couple a multi-host model for the heterogeneous mixing among individuals with the metapopulation approach. We address the impact on the invasion potential of an epidemic of social partition of the population and across group mixing, relative social activity and travel attitude of different social groups. The framework provides important information for pandemic preparedness studies to identify adequate interventions, as well as in an emerging epidemic situation to assess the pandemic potential of the pathogen.