Mobility matrix evolution for an SIS epidemic patch model
Abbreviated Journal Title
Epidemic patch model; Mobility matrix; Genetic algorithms; COMPLEX NETWORKS; ASYMPTOTIC PROFILES; STEADY-STATES; DISEASE; SPREAD; Physics, Multidisciplinary
Intercommunity disease spread can be modeled using a collection of discrete community "patches" with continuous population flow between them. In a susceptible-infected-susceptible (SIS) model residents of a community may either be classified as susceptible or infected. Infected individuals may heal and become susceptible again but are not permitted to die or become immune. The spread of disease can be controlled by modifying the rate and direction of resident movement across patch boundaries. In this work we use genetic algorithms to evolve optimal connections between patch boundaries such that the total number of infected individuals is minimized. (C) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Physica a-Statistical Mechanics and Its Applications
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