Urn model simulations of a sexually transmitted disease epidemic

Clyde F. Martin, Linda J.S. Allen, Mark Stamp

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Abstract

Two models are presented which were developed for studying the transmission of Chlamydia trachomatis (a sexually transmitted disease) in a closed university population. These models, which are based on the idea of urn models, are ideally suited for stochastic simulation. In this paper, we develop the models and give a brief mathematical analysis. Stochastic simulation results are then presented and their epidemiological significance is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-199
Number of pages21
JournalApplied Mathematics and Computation
Volume71
Issue number2-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 1995

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