#72 Basic reproduction number

new term (59)

The basic reproduction number or ratio of an infection is the mean number of secondary cases a typical single infected case will cause in a population with no immunity against the infecting agent and no interventions.
symbol R0
source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basic_reproduction_number


  • Nick Juty

    Nick Juty - 2011-01-18
    • assigned_to: nobody --> njuty
    • status: open --> closed
  • Nick Juty

    Nick Juty - 2011-01-18

    added SBO:0000542 - basic reproductive ratio, under quantitative parameter.
    It will probably end up with some more generic parent term above it at some stage ...

    hope that helps, and thank you for your submission


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