Term: SBO:0000542

Name

basic reproductive ratio

Definition

An epidemiological term representing the mean number of secondary cases which result from a single infection, where the population under consideration has no immunity, and no intervention is performed.

Synonym(s)

Comment

see also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basic_reproduction_number; created in response to SourceForge term request 3154757

Parent(s)

Miscellaneous

Date of creation: 18 January 2011, 13:48
Date of last modification: 18 January 2011, 13:49

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