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We are doing research on a SIR model of an epidemic. For one of the subsections, we are talking about saturation content rate of a human. We would like to know if anyone has an understanding of saturation when it comes to SIR models and epidemics.

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What is the question exactly? –  dd3 Jun 13 '13 at 18:27
Are you talking about different assumptions on the contact rate between suseptible and infected individuals (e.g. mass-action, constant, diminishing/saturating function)? –  fileunderwater Jun 14 '13 at 8:08
I'm an Epidemiologist that does mathematical modeling, and to be frank, I've never heard the term. Can you provide a brief definition as you've encountered it, or at least some context that I might be able to build off of? –  Fomite Jun 15 '13 at 1:07
Is it, for example, possible that you meant "saturation contact rate", and are perhaps discussing choosing between frequency and density dependent mixing? –  Fomite Jun 15 '13 at 1:08

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