Coupled Contagion Dynamics of Fear and Disease: Mathematical and Computational Explorations

  title={Coupled Contagion Dynamics of Fear and Disease: Mathematical and Computational Explorations},
  author={Joshua M. Epstein and Jon Parker and Derek Cummings and Ross A. Hammond},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  pages={700 - 721}
BACKGROUND In classical mathematical epidemiology, individuals do not adapt their contact behavior during epidemics. They do not endogenously engage, for example, in social distancing based on fear. Yet, adaptive behavior is well-documented in true epidemics. We explore the effect of including such behavior in models of epidemic dynamics. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS Using both nonlinear dynamical systems and agent-based computation, we model two interacting contagion processes: one of… CONTINUE READING
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