A Framework to Simulate and Visualize Epidemics

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This poster was featured at the 2013 Perot Museum of Nature and Science's 'Social Science' exhibit. The poster discusses a framework to simulate and visualize epidemics.

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Creation Date: June 21, 2013
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UNT College of Engineering
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UNT Scholarly Works
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Creator (Author):
Mikler, Armin R.

University of North Texas

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O'Neill, Marty

University of North Texas

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Helsing, Joseph

University of North Texas

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Camp, Taylor

University of North Texas

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Indrakanti, Saratchandra

University of North Texas

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  • Creation: June 21, 2013
Description:

This poster was featured at the 2013 Perot Museum of Nature and Science's 'Social Science' exhibit. The poster discusses a framework to simulate and visualize epidemics.

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Abstract: Public health planners need an understanding of how disease outbreaks propagate in different populations to formulate effective control strategies. To this end, a framework to simulate and visualize infectious disease epidemics in a population was created. Contacts between individuals drive the spread of infectious disease outbreaks. Since actual behavior patterns of the population are unknown, the likelihood of a simulated contact between two individuals is determined by demographic similarities and geographic proximity. Geographic spread of the outbreak is visualized using a color coded map to represent proportions of populations affected. Geographic and demographic data from the U.S. Census Bureau are used in the simulation to facilitate exploration of outbreak propagation in real populations.

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1 p.

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Keyword(s): epidemics | diseases | outbreaks
Source: Perot Museum of Nature and Science Social Science Exhibit, 2013, Dallas, Texas, United States
Partner:
UNT College of Engineering
Collection:
UNT Scholarly Works
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  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc172337
Resource Type: Poster
Format: Image
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Access: Public