Simulating Vaccination Control and Herd Immunity Threshold in EcoDemics

Yasaman Majdabadi Farahani, Robin Gras


Modeling infectious diseases and exploring immunization interventions has been a major concern for the last century. Deadly pandemics transmitted from animals to humans such as SARS, rabies, H1N1 and the lack of extensive parameters in most of the epidemic simulations, imposes a great importance on simulating realistic ecosystems to study different aspects of epidemics and mitigation strategies. To this end, EcoDemics was built upon EcoSim to model epidemics in an evolutionary ecosystem simulation. Due to the high mitigation capacity and significance of the immunization intervention, we explore vaccination techniques with various time delays and population proportions. Based on the herd immunity theory, the whole population can be protected against a contagious disease by vaccination of a fraction of individuals. We investigate this principle in EcoDemics and compare our results with real epidemics data.


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Majdabadi Farahani Y. and Gras R. (2012). Simulating Vaccination Control and Herd Immunity Threshold in EcoDemics . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - Volume 1: SIMULTECH, ISBN 978-989-8565-20-4, pages 280-288. DOI: 10.5220/0004165202800288

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author={Yasaman Majdabadi Farahani and Robin Gras},
title={Simulating Vaccination Control and Herd Immunity Threshold in EcoDemics},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - Volume 1: SIMULTECH,},

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JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - Volume 1: SIMULTECH,
TI - Simulating Vaccination Control and Herd Immunity Threshold in EcoDemics
SN - 978-989-8565-20-4
AU - Majdabadi Farahani Y.
AU - Gras R.
PY - 2012
SP - 280
EP - 288
DO - 10.5220/0004165202800288