What is the reproductive rate of bacteria

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For epidemiologists [...] the fight against an epidemic, be it Ebola, measles or smallpox, is essentially the struggle to reduce a single number: the reproduction rate R. [Süddeutsche Zeitung, 24.09.2014]

The aim of all measures against the coronavirus epidemic is to keep the reproduction rate below 1 if possible. Because then the spread of the virus slows down. [This is what the reproduction number tells us, accessed on May 6th, 2020]

As German Chancellor Angela Merkel […] warned in her press conference, a slight increase in the reproduction rate from 1 to 1.1 can ensure that the health system […] would reach the limits of its capacity. [When did we defeat Corona ?, April 29th .2020, accessed on May 6th, 2020]

In fact, the so-called reproduction rate of the Ebola virus is not particularly high at around two. This means that an infected person infects two other people without precautionary measures. [Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 05.11.2014]

From the data, the scientists calculated a virus reproduction rate of 2.18. [Der Standard, October 8, 2014]