The effective reproductive
number R_{t}
is the average number of secondary cases per infectious case in a
population made up of both susceptible and non-susceptible hosts. It also is
the number of people in a population who can be infected by an individual at
any specific time. If R_{t} > 1, the number of cases will INCREASE, such as at the
start of an epidemic. If R_{t} = 1, the disease IS ENDEMIC. If R_{t} < 1, there
will be a DECLINE in the number of cases.

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