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ERIC Number: EJ900047
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0746-8342
Epidemic Models for SARS and Measles
Rozema, Edward
College Mathematics Journal, v38 n4 p246-259 Sep 2007
Recent events have led to an increased interest in emerging infectious diseases. This article applies various deterministic models to the SARS epidemic of 2003 and a measles outbreak in the Netherlands in 1999-2000. We take a historical approach beginning with the well-known logistic curve and a lesser-known extension popularized by Pearl and Reed in the 1920s. We then considered Richards generalization in 1959 using a shape parameter. This method remains popular today in the biological literature but is often neglected in mathematical texts. The paper is accessible to students finishing the second year of calculus.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands