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APRIL 2000 SIMULATION 219 TECHNICAL ARTICLE
 

Summary: APRIL 2000 SIMULATION 219
TECHNICAL ARTICLE
SIMULATION 74:4, ###-###
©2000, Simulation Councils, Inc.
ISSN 0037-5497/00
Printed in the United States of America
1. Introduction
The use of mathematical models in medicine goes back
to Daniel Bernoulli, who in 1760 used a mathematical
method to study techniques of protection against
smallpox. In 1927, W.O. Kermack and A.G. McKendrick
[1] used differential equations to understand a cholera
epidemic. Since then, many authors have developed
mathematical models of epidemics. With the emer-
gence of AIDS, this discipline has had a renaissance.
In this paper, we will model two different epidem-
ics using differential equations: Hepatitis B among a
cohort of the total population, and AIDS restricted to
a homosexual population.
To build the models, we have made use of differen-

  

Source: Alfonseca, Manuel - Escuela Politécnica Superior, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences; Engineering