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Comparing Treatment and Social Distancing Strategies in two Connected Cities, the case of 2009 Flu Pandemic in Mexico

A discrete time SIR model to study the dynamics of influenza in a multi-city setting is introduced. Data from three cities in Mexico that include the rate of movement of individuals from city to city is used to explore the impact of “travel” on A/H1N1 outbreaks. The model is expanded in order to evaluate the potential impact of treatment and social distancing.

Article Number:
MTBI-06-06M

Year:
2009

Authors:
Paula Gonzales
Edgar Diaz

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