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Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
Volume 2016, Article ID 1580917, 9 pages
Research Article

Eradication of Ebola Based on Dynamic Programming

1School of Statistics and Applied Mathematics, Anhui University of Finance and Economics, Bengbu 233030, China
2School of Finance, Anhui University of Finance and Economics, Bengbu 233030, China
3School of Mathematics and Physics, Anhui Jianzhu University, Hefei, Anhui 230601, China

Received 5 March 2016; Revised 11 April 2016; Accepted 17 April 2016

Academic Editor: Chung-Min Liao

Copyright © 2016 Jia-Ming Zhu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper mainly studies the eradication of the Ebola virus, proposing a scientific system, including three modules for the eradication of Ebola virus. Firstly, we build a basic model combined with nonlinear incidence rate and maximum treatment capacity. Secondly, we use the dynamic programming method and the Dijkstra Algorithm to set up M-S (storage) and several delivery locations in West Africa. Finally, we apply the previous results to calculate the total cost, production cost, storage cost, and shortage cost.