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Medical Term:

Reed-Frost model

Pronunciation: red frost

Definition: mathematical model of infectious disease transmission and herd immunity. The model gives the number of new cases of an infection that can be expected in a specified time in a closed, freely mixing population of immune and susceptible individuals, with varying assumptions about frequency of contact.

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