Accession Number : AD0758728

Title :   A Stochastic Model of a Non-homogeneous Carrier-borne Epidemic.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : DENVER RESEARCH INST COLO DIV OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Warren,Peter ; Foster,James ; Bleistein,Norman

Report Date : FEB 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The paper investigates the stochastic behavior of a non-homogeneous, multitype carrier-borne epidemic in which there is a spatial distribution of carriers and susceptibles. Techniques are developed for formulating a suitable model and obtaining an exact analysis for the quantities which are of interest in an epidemic. The model also allows for consideration of movement among the carrier population. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*EPIDEMIOLOGY, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), POPULATION, DISEASE VECTORS, STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE