|The disease transmission simulation allows you
to examine the impact of four disease characteristics on the spread of
disease through a population. The four disease characteristics and the
range of values for each are listed in the table to the right.
|virulence (likelihood of dying)
|| 0 (no victims die) to 0.75 (75% of victims
|duration of infection
|| 1 day to 20 days
|rate of transmission
||0.1 per day to 10 per day
|initial percent immune
||0% to 100%
To use the simulation:
- Set the desired values for the disease characteristics.
- Click "Autorun" (automatically runs for 30 days) or "Run
(allows you to step through 30 or fewer days).
- Click "Reset" to start a new run using the same or different
values for the disease characteristics.
of the Disease Transmission Simulation
Note: You must have the Flash
Player installed to use the Disease Transmission Simulation
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