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The effect of global travel on the spread of SARS. (English) Zbl 1089.92049

Summary: The goal of this paper is to study the global spread of SARS. We propose a multiregional compartmental model using medical geography theory (central place theory) and regarding each outbreak zone (such as Hong Kong, Singapore, Toronto, and Beijing) as one region. We then study the effect of the travel of individuals (especially the infected and exposed ones) between regions on the global spread of the disease.

MSC:

92D30 Epidemiology
91D20 Mathematical geography and demography
34D05 Asymptotic properties of solutions to ordinary differential equations
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