Identification

Name

Dengue Simulation Model

Short name

DENSiM

Contact people
(1) Alicia Ellis, alicia.m.ellis@gmail.com
(2) Dana Focks, DAFocks@id-analysis.com
Created

2014-01-28 19:05:21+00:00

Modified

2016-03-23 17:36:35.176656+00:00

Overview

Types
(1) Disease Dynamics
Overview

DENSiM uses site-specific climate and environmental parameters in combination with a dynamic life-table entomological simulation (CIMSiM) to model the spread of the virus within individuals and its passage between the vector and human populations. DENSiM can be used in a variety of situations.

Question

What is the risk of disease transmission, and what are high risk areas in endemic locations? What are the transmission thresholds as a function of temperature and herd immunity?

Purpose

Assessment

Scope

Disease

Goals
(1) Baseline awareness
Decision support

Yes

Based on
Simulation type
(1) Agent-based
Simulation update
(1) Discrete time
(2) Stochastic
Products
(1) Control effort effectiveness
(2) Disease incidence
(3) Spatial risk map
General notes

CIMSiM

Application

Diseases
(1) Dengue
Locations
(1) Location Trinidad and Tobago
Status current
(2) Location Honduras
Status current
(3) Location Thailand
Status current
(4) Location Indonesia
Status current
(5) Location Texas
Status current
(6) Location Puerto Rico
Status current

Utility and readiness

Readiness

Deployed

Organizations
(1) Organization Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology (USDA)
Role Developer
(2) Organization Research and Policy for Infectious Disease Dynamics (RAPIDD)
Role Funding support
Compared to model

No

Compared to reality

Yes

Verification & validation notes

Mathematically verified. Validated with ground-truthed data.

Sensitivity analysis

Yes

Uncertainty documented

Yes

Availability

Computational platform

PC

Developer contacted

No

Input

Input datasets
(1) Name Climatic
Category Established Databases
Subject
URL
Notes Climatic
(2) Name Entomological Surveys
Category Official Reports
Subject
URL
Notes
(3) Name Human Demographics
Category Established Databases
Subject
URL
Notes