The Resource Modeling the spread of the 1918 influenza pandemic in a Newfoundland community, by Jessica Lea Dimka

Modeling the spread of the 1918 influenza pandemic in a Newfoundland community, by Jessica Lea Dimka

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Modeling the spread of the 1918 influenza pandemic in a Newfoundland community
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Modeling the spread of the 1918 influenza pandemic in a Newfoundland community
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by Jessica Lea Dimka
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Language
eng
Summary
Infectious disease epidemics have played and continue to play important roles in human populations. Observations of epidemic effects at the regional or global level might mask the important demographic, social, cultural and random factors that influence variation at the individual or community level. In small, traditional communities, these factors include patterns of settlement and organization, daily behaviors, and important relationships. This research applies two individual-based models to test the relative impact of these different factors on disease spread in a small study community in Newfoundland and Labrador in the early 20th century, using data from the 1918 flu pandemic. In the agent-based model, which emphasizes mobility to important social spaces, schoolchildren drive the size and timing of epidemics. Conversely, in the social network model, which reflects important relationships among community residents, adult women frequently suppress disease spread, producing smaller and later epidemics than other demographic subgroups. These results demonstrate the importance of studying how individual behaviors and interactions influence larger epidemic patterns, and of selecting appropriate design features in models intended to increase knowledge of the system of disease spread and make public health recommendations
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MUU
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Dimka, Jessica Lea
Degree
Ph. D.
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Thesis
Dissertation year
2015.
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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Sattenspiel, Lisa
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  • Influenza Epidemic (1918-1919)
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Communicable diseases
  • Multiagent systems
  • Social networks
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Modeling the spread of the 1918 influenza pandemic in a Newfoundland community, by Jessica Lea Dimka
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Publication
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  • "A Dissertation presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School at the University of Missouri In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Doctor of Philosophy."
  • Dissertation supervisor: Dr. Lisa Sattenspiel
  • Includes vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 174-200)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
964662018
Extent
1 online resource (327 pages)
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online
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), map
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)964662018
Label
Modeling the spread of the 1918 influenza pandemic in a Newfoundland community, by Jessica Lea Dimka
Publication
Note
  • "A Dissertation presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School at the University of Missouri In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Doctor of Philosophy."
  • Dissertation supervisor: Dr. Lisa Sattenspiel
  • Includes vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 174-200)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
964662018
Extent
1 online resource (327 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), map
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)964662018

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