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Vector-borne disease package

This package implements a number of vector-borne disease models in Birch. They are useful for modelling epidemics of mosquito-borne diseases such as Zika and dengue. The original model is described in Funk et al. (2016), and the particular model implemented here in Murray et al. (2018).

The implementation is based on the original implementation by Sebastian Funk, which was in LibBi. The model has been adapted from continuous-time and state to discrete-time and state.


This package is open source software.

It is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use it except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

Getting started

To build, use:

birch build

To run, use: