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PLENARY TALK - Reproduction numbers and superspreading – how to measure disease transmission

Presented by: 
Adam Kucharski
Date: 
Friday 3rd July 2020 - 17:00 to 18:00
Venue: 
INI Seminar Room 1
Abstract: 

During a pandemic like COVID-19, there is an urgent need to understand how easily the infection is spreading. Values like the reproduction number R, which measure transmission in a population, have therefore become prominent terms. But how are these numbers estimated? What are their limitations? And what can they tell us about how to control epidemics?



 

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Presentation Material: 
University of Cambridge Research Councils UK
    Clay Mathematics Institute London Mathematical Society NM Rothschild and Sons