Special Issue "Transmission Dynamics of Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2021.
Interests: mathematical modeling for infectious disease; transmission dynamics of epidemics; stochastic modeling and simulation
Assistant Guest Editor
Interests: mathematical modeling and numerical simulations of epidemiological systems with an emphasis on the use of optimal control theory, and computational stochastic modeling using agent-based models and network models in infectious diseases transmission dynamics
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Assistant Guest Editor
Interests: modeling infection transmission; vaccine impact evaluation; disease control policy making
An outbreak of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 emerged in Wuhan, China in December 2019. The respiratory disease has spread rapidly nationwide and became an emergency of major international concern. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as a pandemic on 11 March 2020, representing a global health emergency. This Special Issue solicits papers that help us understand the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. Papers that discuss the topics below are particularly welcome:
(1) Estimating key epidemiological variables of COVID-19 such as such as basic reproduction number (R0), serial interval, incubation period, and case fatality ratio. The epidemiological characteristics need to be elucidated for better understanding of the COVID-19 outbreak.
(2) Investigating the biological and clinical characteristics of previous major outbreaks of coronavirus including the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) in 2003 and the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection outbreaks compared to the COVID-19 outbreak.
(3) Quantifying the impact of interventions aimed at containing or mitigating the epidemic, such as rapid diagnosis, social distancing, and school closures.
We welcome both solicited and unsolicited submissions of high-quality research and review papers for this Special Issue. Thank you for your interest in and support of this Special Issue.
Dr. Hyojung Lee
Dr. Sunmi Lee
Dr. Jong-Hoon Kim
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- Infectious disease
- Basic reproduction number
- Effective reproduction number
- Mathematical modeling