Internal activity space: a concept for the simulation of infectious disease transmission

Yang, Yong and Atkinson, Peter M. (2008) Internal activity space: a concept for the simulation of infectious disease transmission. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 35, (1), 80-99. (doi:10.1068/b32162).


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Activity bundle (AB) simulation is a method for obtaining a specific contact network (specific to target infectious disease) from the space – time dynamics of individuals constrained both by their social activity and by the physical condition of the space. Taking advantage of AB simulation, an individual space – time activity-based model (ISTAM) is presented which integrates the infectious-disease evolution process, individual activity patterns, and stochastic infection model. ISTAM was applied to the University of Southampton in order to simulate a hypothetical influenza epidemic. The results show that the model behaviour is approximately consistent with expectations.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1068/b32162
ISSNs: 0265-8135 (print)
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Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GA Mathematical geography. Cartography
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GB Physical geography
R Medicine > RB Pathology
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Geography > Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis
ePrint ID: 69022
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
January 2008Published
27 November 2007Made publicly available
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2009
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:54

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