Framework for estimating pathogen transmission

01 April 2011

PLoS Computational Biology

McCaw JM, Arinaminpathy N, Hurt AC, McVernon J, McLean AR (2011) A Mathematical Framework for Estimating Pathogen Transmission Fitness and Inoculum Size Using Data from a Competitive Mixtures Animal Model. PLoS Comput Biol 7(4): e1002026. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002026


Article presents a method to measure the relative transmissibility (“transmission fitness”) of one strain of a pathogen compared to another.