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Modeling and Simulation of Resource-Constrained Vaccination Strategies and Epidemic Outbreaks

  • Rehan Ashraf
  • Bushra Zafar
  • Sohail Jabbar
  • Mudassar AhmadEmail author
  • Syed Hassan Ahmed
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Part of the EAI/Springer Innovations in Communication and Computing book series (EAISICC)

Abstract

Ongoing research on epidemic modeling is seeking for interventions to contain epidemic spread. Developing countries are at high risk of epidemics and pose a threat to developed countries as well. We have developed an epidemic scenario simulator to assist in choice of optimal vaccination strategy in case of scarce resources. The objective of this model is to explore the impact of different strategies on virus spread for different diseases. It is known that due to limited resources, vaccination of whole population is not feasible. Our simulation explores the extent to which the effect of vaccination of a subset of population can be effective to minimize the spread of disease. Further at any point in time, the model gives information regarding the health status of population.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rehan Ashraf
    • 1
  • Bushra Zafar
    • 1
  • Sohail Jabbar
    • 1
  • Mudassar Ahmad
    • 1
    Email author
  • Syed Hassan Ahmed
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceNational Textile UniversityFaisalabadPakistan

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