Typhoid model scenarios

The EMOD typhoid model is explained in detail in Typhoid model overview and the vector model it is built upon is described in Environmental model overview. While the various components that comprise the model are explained with examples, it may be more useful to learn the model through hands-on implementation. The following sections will introduce sets of example files that illustrate how the malaria model works on particular topics. All files are available in a downloadable EMOD scenarios zip file and, in addition to the explanations below, each scenario will have a more detailed README file to cover relevant information.

For more information on the software architecture and inheritance, see Overview of EMOD software.

Typhoid infection

This scenario is designed to demonstrate the typhoid-specific features of EMOD. The TYPHOID_SIM is built upon the framework of the ENVIRONMENTAL_SIM, and therefore contains all features of the environmental model–most notably, Multi-route HINT, user-configurable seasonality, and diagnostic tests that determine environmental contamination. Here, the focus in on the typhoid-specific parameters which configure transmission to mimic the progression and transmission of typhoid.