A susceptible-infected model for exploring the effects of neighborhood structures on epidemic processes: A segregation analysis

L.B.L. Santos, R.V. Maretto, L.C. De Castro Medeiros, F. Da Fonseca Feitosa, A.M.V. Monteiro

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Abstract

This work explores and analyzes the effects of neighborhood structures on disease spreading in a compartmental epidemic CA-model. The main goal is to investigate how different neighborhood configurations are able to affect the spatial and temporal distribution of infected and susceptible individuals and the chance of having members from these different groups interacting with each other. It uses the idea of "activity-space neighborhood", which extends traditional contiguity-based neighborhoods to capture interactions beyond those established in a residential environment. To depict the spatial distribution of infected and susceptible individuals along the simulation steps, we introduce the use of spatial segregation indices, traditionally adopted in urban studies, to an epidemiological context.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Brazilian Symposium on GeoInformatics
PublisherElsevier
Pages85-96
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event12th Brazilian Symposium on GeoInformatics, GeoInfo 2011 - Sao Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 27 Nov 201129 Nov 2011
Conference number: 12

Conference

Conference12th Brazilian Symposium on GeoInformatics, GeoInfo 2011
Abbreviated titleGeoInfo 2011
CountryBrazil
CitySao Paulo
Period27/11/1129/11/11

Keywords

  • ITC-CV

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