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Basic Reproduction Number

"Basic Reproduction Number" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

The expected number of new cases of an infection caused by an infected individual, in a population consisting of susceptible contacts only.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Basic Reproduction Number" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Basic Reproduction Number" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 8 publications over 6 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 2009 and 2014
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