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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health