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.

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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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ID Code: 53671
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: agent-based model, continuum model, infectious diseases, spatial heterogeneity
DOI: 10.1017/S1446181112000296
ISSN: 1446-1811
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 00:08
Last Modified: 14 May 2013 04:41

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