Using a hybrid agent-based and equation based model to test school closure policies during a measles outbreak

BMC Public Health
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Using a hybrid agent-based and equation based model to test school closure policies during a measles outbreak
In order to be prepared for an infectious disease outbreak it is important to know what interventions will or will not have an impact on reducing the outbreak. While some interventions might have a greater effect in mitigating an outbreak, others might only have a minor effect but all interventions will have a cost in implementation. Estimating the effectiveness of an intervention can be done using computational modelling. In particular, comparing the results of model runs with an intervention in place to control runs where no interventions were used can help to determine what interventions will have the greatest effect on an outbreak.
Authors: Elizabeth Hunter and John D. Kelleher
Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:499
Content type: Research article
Published on: 12 March 2021