A hybrid model for studying spatial aspects of infectious diseases
Binder, Benjamin J. , Ross, Joshua , & Simpson, Matthew (2012) A hybrid model for studying spatial aspects of infectious diseases. ANZIAM Journal, 54(1-2), pp. 37-49.
We consider a hybrid model, created by coupling a continuum and an agent-based model of infectious disease. The framework of the hybrid model provides a mechanism to study the spread of infection at both the individual and population levels. This approach captures the stochastic spatial heterogeneity at the individual level, which is directly related to deterministic population level properties. This facilitates the study of spatial aspects of the epidemic process. A spatial analysis, involving counting the number of infectious agents in equally sized bins, reveals when the spatial domain is nonhomogeneous.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||agent-based model, continuum model, infectious diseases, spatial heterogeneity|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (010000)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (010000) > APPLIED MATHEMATICS (010200)
|Divisions:||Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation|
Current > Schools > School of Mathematical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2013 Australian Mathematical Society|
|Deposited On:||17 Sep 2012 10:08|
|Last Modified:||14 May 2013 14:41|
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