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Epidemiology: Understanding Disease Spread

Factors that influence disease spread throughout populations can be explored with the program Epidemiology. Both population and disease characteristics can be modeled over different time periods. The Susceptible- Infected- Recovered (SIR) model enables us to make predictions based on significant variables such as the flow of new susceptibles in to the population, transmission rates, disease deaths, and the duration of the disease. Ebola is used as a model organism and epidemiology is presented from both a microbiological and social perspective.

  • build epidemiological models of different diseases, design strategies for disease control, and test the effectiveness of these strategies on virtual populations

Topic(s): Epidemiology

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Mac PC
Epidemiology App
Epidemiology-Disease Spread.pdf
Install Info-Epidem(Disease.pdf



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