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Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2004 Mar;69(3 Pt 1):031909. Epub 2004 Mar 24.

Approximate solution to the speed of spreading viruses.

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Departamento de Física, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterrra, Spain. vicente.ortega@uab.es

Abstract

Recently, it has been shown that the speed of virus infections can be explained by time-delayed reaction-diffusion [J. Fort and V. Méndez, Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 178101 (2002)], but no analytical solutions were found. Here we derive formulas for the front speed, valid in appropriate limits. We also integrate numerically the evolution equations of the system. There is good agreement with both numerical and experimental speeds.

PMID:
15089324
DOI:
10.1103/PhysRevE.69.031909
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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