Estrategias de movilidad basadas en la teoría de percolación para evitar la diseminación de enfermedades: COVID-19


  • Jhony Ramírez BUAP
  • D. Rosales Herrera Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla
  • J. Velázquez Castro Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla
  • B. Díaz Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
  • M. I. Martínez Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla
  • P. Vázquez Juárez Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla
  • A. Fernández Téllez Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla



Percolation theory, percolation threshold, disease propagation, COVID-19


Human mobility is an important factor in the propagation of infectious diseases. In particular, the spatial spread of a disease is a consequence of human mobility. On the other hand, the control strategies based on mobility restrictions are generally unpopular and costly. These  high social and economic costs make it very important to design global protocols where the cost is minimized and eects maximized. In this work, we calculate the percolation threshold of the spread in a network of a disease. In particular, we found the number of roads to close and regions to isolate in the Puebla State, Mexico, to avoid the global spread of COVID-19.  Computational simulations taking into account the proposed strategy show a potential reduction of 94% of infections. This methodology can be used in broader and dierent areas to help in the design of health policies.


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How to Cite

J. Ramírez, “Estrategias de movilidad basadas en la teoría de percolación para evitar la diseminación de enfermedades: COVID-19”, Rev. Mex. Fís., vol. 68, no. 1 Jan-Feb, pp. 011701 1–, Jan. 2022.



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