On the stability and equilibrium points of multistaged SI (n) R epidemic models

Raul Nistal, Manuel De La Sen, Santiago Alonso-Quesada, Asier Ibeas, Aitor J. Garrido

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Abstract

© 2015 Raul Nistal et al. This paper relies on the concept of next generation matrix defined ad hoc for a new proposed extended SEIR model referred to as S I (n) R-model to study its stability. The model includes n successive stages of infectious subpopulations, each one acting at the exposed subpopulation of the next infectious stage in a cascade global disposal where each infectious population acts as the exposed subpopulation of the next infectious stage. The model also has internal delays which characterize the time intervals of the coupling of the susceptible dynamics with the infectious populations of the various cascade infectious stages. Since the susceptible subpopulation is common, and then unique, to all the infectious stages, its coupled dynamic action on each of those stages is modeled with an increasing delay as the infectious stage index increases from 1 to n. The physical interpretation of the model is that the dynamics of the disease exhibits different stages in which the infectivity and the mortality rates vary as the individual numbers go through the process of recovery, each stage with a characteristic average time.
Original languageEnglish
Article number379576
JournalDiscrete Dynamics in Nature and Society
Volume2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

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