Accession Number : ADA510899


Title :   Comparison of an Agent-based Model of Disease Propagation with the Generalised SIR Epidemic Model


Descriptive Note : Technical rept


Corporate Author : DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION VICTORIA (AUSTRALIA) AIR OPERATIONS DIV


Personal Author(s) : Connell, Russell ; Dawson, Peter ; Skvortsov, Alex


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a510899.pdf


Report Date : Aug 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 31


Abstract : Social contacts are an important channel for the propagation of disease through a population and should be considered in conjunction with traditional epidemic diffusion. Such channels should always be taken into account for a realistic estimation of a long-term impact of a disease outbreak (natural or malicious) and for the best response options. This paper describes our recent experience in developing a simple agent-based model to simulate disease propagation through a social network and validating the results of the agent-based simulation by reconciling it with a well-known mathematical model.


Descriptors :   *SOCIAL COMMUNICATION , *EPIDEMIOLOGY , VALIDATION , DISEASES , POPULATION , AUSTRALIA , PROPAGATION , MATHEMATICAL MODELS , DEMOGRAPHY


Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE