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A Plague on Both Houses: Modeling Viral Infection to
Control a Pest Outbreak


Introduced as a control measure for reducing the rabbit population in Australia, the Myxoma virus produced some unintended effects. A computationally rich Excel workbook based on a SIR model for disease transmission provides an opportunity to explore the use of an infectious disease as a control agent. Modeling the emergence of multiple Myxoma strains offers intriguing insights into the complexities of control.

  • explore the dynamics of the evolving Myxoma virus on virtual rabbit populations in an Excel workbook


Topic(s): Control


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