Comparison of an Agent-based Model of Disease Propagation with the Generalised SIR Epidemic Model
DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION VICTORIA (AUSTRALIA) AIR OPERATIONS DIV
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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.
- Sociology and Law
- Medicine and Medical Research