Bret D. Elderd

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Estimates of a disease's basic reproductive rate R0 play a central role in understanding outbreaks and planning intervention strategies. In many calculations of R0, a simplifying assumption is that different host populations have effectively identical transmission rates. This assumption can lead to an underestimate of the overall uncertainty associated with(More)
Mathematical models of disease outbreaks play a crucial role in guiding public health policy [1–3] and have provided critical insights into the ecological dynamics of pathogen-regulated populations [4,5]. Remarkably, the models used to describe epidemics among human populations have been quite successful at describing epizootics in many animal populations,(More)
This project is designed to expand upon the common agent-based simulation of a virus infecting a very generic population. Factors such as multiple populations, different forms of transportation, and social interactions will be accounted for. Different maps with different types of pseudo-random populations will be created and different types of existing and(More)
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