### Epidemiological model lends insight to chlamydia outbreak in Japan

Interpolation of age-distributions of reported cases of chlamydia in Japan in 2015. Credit: Toshikazu Kuniya, SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics. Mathematical models that quantify the dynamics of infectious diseases are crucial predictive tools for the control of ongoing and future outbreaks. An infection’s basic reproduction number (R0) is especially important to disease modeling and epidemiology,…