Mathematics Colloquium: Stochastic Modeling of Escherichia Coli O157:H7 Transmission in Cattle
4:10 pm - Neill Hall
Dr. Xueying Wang
Escherichia coli O157:H7 (commonly known as E. coli) is a foodborne pathogen that can cause a wide range of illnesses in humans. E. coli infections pose a global threat to public health; for example, infections have been reported in over 30 countries. In this talk, we will discuss the use of stochastic models in the study of E. coli infections. The talk will consist of two parts. In the first part, we will give an introduction to modeling of infectious diseases and a brief overview of stochastic processes. In the second part, we will focus on important recent developments in the modeling and prediction of extinction and outbreak of E. coli infections.