eJMT Abstract

Title A simple stochastic model for an epidemic — numerical experiments with MATLAB
Author Keng-Cheng ANG
Volume 1
Number 2

In this paper, we examine the use of a simple stochastic differential equation in the modelling of an epidemic. Real data for the Singapore SARS outbreak are used for a detailed study. The model is solved numerically and implemented on MATLAB, with further analysis and refinement. This article is built around several MATLAB programs and serves to provide a practical and accessible introduction to numerical methods for a stochastic model for epidemics.