Fuzzy epidemics

Artif Intell Med. 2003 Nov;29(3):241-59. doi: 10.1016/s0933-3657(02)00070-2.


The purpose of this paper is to provide a review of the current state of fuzzy logic theory in epidemiology, which is a recent area of research. We present four applications of fuzzy logic theory in epidemic problems, using linguistic fuzzy models, possibility measure, probability of fuzzy events and fuzzy decision making techniques. The results demonstrate that the applications of fuzzy sets in epidemiology is a very promising area of research. The final discussion sets the future stage of fuzzy sets application in epidemiology.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / etiology
  • Computer Simulation
  • Decision Support Techniques
  • Disease Outbreaks / prevention & control
  • Epidemiologic Methods*
  • Fuzzy Logic*
  • Humans
  • Measles / epidemiology
  • Measles / prevention & control
  • Models, Theoretical*
  • Probability
  • Vaccination