Volume 10, Number 7—July 2004
Model Parameters and Outbreak Control for SARS
|Location||R0 mean||R0 median||R0 IQR|
|Toronto, Canada (l = 0.10)||0.86||0.58||0.24–1.18|
|Hong Kong (l = 0.43)||1.70||1.10||0.44–2.29|
|Singapore (l = 0.49)||1.83||1.17||0.47–2.47|
1At the time this work was carried out, Dr. Castillo-Chavez was on sabbatical at Los Alamos National Laboratory and faculty of Cornell University.
2Recall that l = 0 corresponds to complete isolation, whereas l = 1 means no effective isolation occurs. Hence, a decrease in l means an increase in the effective isolation of the infected persons.