New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge

necrotizing fasciitis

Team: 94

School: Mesa Mid

Area of Science: Epidemiology


Interim: Team Number: 94

School: Mesa Middle School

Area of Science: Epidemiology

Project Title: Necrotizing Fasciitis


Project Definition:

Necrotizing Fasciitis is a flesh eating disease it is a rare disease. This is a virus that is found inside your stomach. It is a virus that acts as acid on your skin. This is a rare disease especially for healthy people. There are approximately 500-1500 cases per year. We are trying to figure out what makes this virus eat your skin.

The goal of our project is to make a computerized model of this disease with people and it will also have infected people. The computer will both graph how many people are infected and how many people die. We also want to create a doctor that can cure people, but does not get infected. The virus will reproduce rapidly and start killing people. The simulation will successfully create a model of the spread of the disease.










Problem solution:


The computer will be responsible for graphing the
population of people. It will also be graphing the population of the bacteria, even though the people die the bacteria will keep spreading forever. We are trying to figure out how many doctors will it take to save the most people. And how fast can the disease spread so the doctors can get there in time to save the most people. We are hoping to see results.

Progress to date:


Presently, we have our old model from last year that only has the people and bacteria. Now we are trying to add doctors to cure the infected. The goal is to successfully build the doctors with no glitches. The simulation will have a few improvements from last year. Eventually we will make a simulation of a disease that also has doctors.

Expected Results:

After we test the program many times and check the code we will have a successful program simulating a bacteria and doctors. The Doctors will be created and it will be successful. Our goal is to finish our program with success.

Team members: Sarai Guerrero, Adrian Gomez

Sponsoring teacher: Tracie Mikesell


Team Members:

  Martha Guerrero
  Adrian Gomez

Sponsoring Teacher: Tracie Mikesell

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