Using agent-based simulation to understand populatation dynamics and coevolution in host-pathogen relationships

@article{Williams2015UsingAS,
  title={Using agent-based simulation to understand populatation dynamics and coevolution in host-pathogen relationships},
  author={Roy Williams and Scott Williams and Amar Das},
  journal={2015 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC)},
  year={2015},
  pages={3110-3111}
}
The development of anti-biotic resistant strains of bacteria and the nearly annual emergence of new strains of influenza virus are evidence of the rapid adaptation of pathogens to environmental pressures. The ability to predict the outcome of a long-term host-pathogen interaction could significantly improve public health decisions. Starting from the premise that all interactions between hosts and pathogens are stochastic in nature, we developed a generic agent based simulation of a population… CONTINUE READING