# Difference between revisions of "SIR model: swine flu"

Jump to navigationJump to search

The SIR model tries to model influenza epidemics. Here, we try to medel the spreading of the swine flu.

the reproduction rate $R_0$ for influenza is equal to the infection rate of the strain ($\beta$) multiplied by the duration of the infectious period ($1/\gamma$), i.e.

$\beta = R_0\cdot \gamma$