A stochastic model of epidemics in military recruits

G. E. Crawford

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A mathematical model of epidemics in military recruits is presented. The model incorporates the social structure and population dynamics of the recruit population. The model explains the persistence of certain epidemic diseases in recruits. It predicts the observed distribution of measles cases by week of training, and models the qualitative effects of population susceptibility and immunization. Conclusions are drawn about the most effective control measures for epidemic recruit diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)361-366
Number of pages6
JournalMilitary medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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