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What are the research questions for the flu study?
a. Can we use agent-based computer simulations to model an epidemic?
b. Can we use agent-based modeling to simulate the 1918-1919 flu (Spanish Flue) epidemic at Norway house?
c. Did seasonal population movements impact the spread of the 1918-1919 flu at Norway house?
d. Would a summer epidemic be different then a winter epidemic?
Computers, agent-based, seasons, summer/winter
How is the flu transmitted?
The bird resovior's it then sends it to the host which are horses and pigs, then it gets to man
What were the differences with the 1918 flu and other flu epidemics?
The 1918 flu highly mutated and there wasn't a way to stop it
How did the flu originate?
Superstition
Mutation
What is Norway House?
a. Manitoba, Canada on the NE corner of lake Winnipeg
b. Hudson’s bay company post
c. Swampy Cree Métis settlement
d. Economy was based on hunting, fishing, and the fur trade
e. Hudson’s bay company post journals, parish records, Canadian government documents, and ethnographies were used to obtain information
f. During the epidemic, 18% for the Norway House community died in 6 weeks, compared to 3% mortality in other indigenous Canadian people
What is climate?
a. Winter begins in September and the ice does not break up until early May
Who are the swampy cree metis people?
a. Mixed ancestry of European and indigenous
b. Used Teepees
c. Everyone helped everyone to survive
d. The people were traditionally hunter-gatherers and always had a seasonal pattern of movement