A compartmental network model for the spread of whooping cough

Hakimeh Ameri, Kathryn Cooper

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Abstract

Bordetella pertussis bacterium is the main cause of whooping cough which is a highly contagious disease affecting the lungs. Outbreaks of whooping cough have increased over the past few years and have led to infant deaths over multiple states in the US and has drawn the attention of health care providers. The goal of our research is to develop a mathematical epidemiology model that can help in understanding how the disease is spread in the state of Nebraska.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2017 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, BIBM 2017
EditorsIllhoi Yoo, Jane Huiru Zheng, Yang Gong, Xiaohua Tony Hu, Chi-Ren Shyu, Yana Bromberg, Jean Gao, Dmitry Korkin
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2224-2225
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781509030491
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 15 2017
Event2017 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, BIBM 2017 - Kansas City, United States
Duration: Nov 13 2017Nov 16 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2017 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, BIBM 2017
Volume2017-January

Other

Other2017 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, BIBM 2017
CountryUnited States
CityKansas City
Period11/13/1711/16/17

Keywords

  • Compartmental Network
  • SEIR model
  • Whooping Cough
  • contagious disease
  • epidemiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics

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    Ameri, H., & Cooper, K. (2017). A compartmental network model for the spread of whooping cough. In I. Yoo, J. H. Zheng, Y. Gong, X. T. Hu, C-R. Shyu, Y. Bromberg, J. Gao, & D. Korkin (Eds.), Proceedings - 2017 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, BIBM 2017 (pp. 2224-2225). (Proceedings - 2017 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, BIBM 2017; Vol. 2017-January). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/BIBM.2017.8218004