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Hello there, I'm writing my mathematics IA about spread of disease (ebola). Does anyone know any good resources, (can be online or books) that are worth checking out?

 

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Hello there, I'm writing my mathematics IA about spread of disease (ebola). Does anyone know any good resources, (can be online or books) that are worth checking out?

 

Me too! ^_^ What are you doing, exactly? For modelling, I used "Modeling Infectious Diseases in Humans and Animals" by Keeling and Rohani, as well as "An Introduction to Infectious Disease Modelling" by Vynnycky and White. A bit too advanced for me, so I mostly used the first chapters, but a good intro if you're doing something with differential equations. Are you in SL or HL?

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I'm SL. My topic is vague right now, but basically: How fast would Ebola/(or another infectious disease) spread in A country/My school. Depending on how many factors I have to take account for, I might even choose: how fast would the common cold spread in Katedralskolan (my school).

 My teacher said that I might have to work with differential equations, so I'll definitely check out the sources you put in your post, thank you!

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Okay haha, I'm studying at Katedralskolan Skara ^_^ Anyway, if you need any help, just PM me :) Exciting that we're doing the same thing!

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Hi, I am doing the same topic as you guys. I know how to use the SIR model and the equations but do you have any suggestions on what my focus should be? Right now I am thinking of just modelling the spread of ebola but I don't think that is narrow enough. Please help if you can. Thanks. 

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Depends on the scale, I think. Modeling it over a large area would be a massive task - I just chose my hometown. Much easier ^_^ To be fair, though, I haven't got mine back from the IBO yet, so I'm not 100% it's a good topic. 

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