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

Report Date:

2009-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE