Barbour, A D (1991). Modeling the overdispersion of parasite loads. Mathematical Biosciences, 107(2):249-253.
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Many epidemic models lead to an approximately Poisson distribution of parasites among hosts. This is at variance with observation, where heavy previous overdispersion is the rule. A simple model is proposed that, while treating individuals alike, nonetheless give rise to highly variable parasite loads.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Mathematics|
|Deposited On:||13 Apr 2010 11:45|
|Last Modified:||28 Nov 2013 00:58|
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