Multiple sources and routes of information transmission: Implications for epidemic dynamics

Hatzopoulos, Vasilis, Taylor, Michael, Simon, Péter L and Kiss, István Z (2011) Multiple sources and routes of information transmission: Implications for epidemic dynamics. Mathematical Biosciences, 231 (2). pp. 197-209. ISSN 0025-5564

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Abstract

In a recent paper, we proposed and analyzed a compartmental ODE-based model describing the dynamics of an infectious disease where the presence of the pathogen also triggers the diffusion of information about the disease. In this paper, we extend this previous work by presenting results based on pairwise and simulation models that are better suited for capturing the population contact structure at a local level. We use the pairwise model to examine the potential of different information generating mechanisms and routes of information transmission to stop disease spread or to minimize the impact of an epidemic. The individual-based simulation is used to better differentiate between the networks of disease and information transmission and to investigate the impact of different basic network topologies and network overlap on epidemic dynamics. The paper concludes with an individual-based semi-analytic calculation of R0 at the non-trivial disease free equilibrium.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Mathematics
Depositing User: Vasilis Hatzopoulos
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:31
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2012 13:40
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/26327
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