Immunization and epidemic dynamics in complex networks

N. Madar, T. Kalisky, R. Cohen, D. Ben-Avraham, S. Havlin

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We study the behavior of epidemic spreading in networks, and, in particular, scale free networks. We use the Susceptible-Infected-Removed (SIR) epidemiological model. We give simulation results for the dynamics of epidemic spreading. By mapping the model into a static bond-percolation model we derive analytical results for the total number of infected individuals. We study this model with various immunization strategies, including random, targeted and acquaintance immunization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-276
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Physical Journal B
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2004


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