Networked infectious disease-contaminated water model

Philip E. Pare, Ji Liu, Carolyn L. Beck, Tamer Basar

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This paper proposes a continuous-time virus spreading model that includes a human-contact network and a water component that may be contaminated. The main motivating applications are modeling infectious waterborne diseases such as cholera, SARS, and amoebiasis (hand-to-mouth). We present the model and its derivation, explore the equilibria of the model, and analyze the healthy equilibria. We illustrate the behavior of the model via simulation, and demonstrate how the proposed model captures the behavior of Dr. John Snow's pioneering cholera dataset.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2019 18th European Control Conference, ECC 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783907144008
StatePublished - Jun 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event18th European Control Conference, ECC 2019 - Naples, Italy
Duration: Jun 25 2019Jun 28 2019

Publication series

Name2019 18th European Control Conference, ECC 2019


Conference18th European Control Conference, ECC 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Control and Optimization


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