Global stability of infectious disease models with contact rate as a function of prevalence index

  • Received: 11 August 2015 Accepted: 26 January 2017 Published: 01 August 2017
  • MSC : Primary: 34K20, 92D30

  • In this paper, we consider a SEIR epidemiological model with information-related changes in contact patterns. One of the main features of the model is that it includes an information variable, a negative feedback on the behavior of susceptible subjects, and a function that describes the role played by the infectious size in the information dynamics. Here we focus in the case of delayed information. By using suitable assumptions, we analyze the global stability of the endemic equilibrium point and disease-free equilibrium point. Our approach is applicable to global stability of the endemic equilibrium of the previously defined SIR and SIS models with feedback on behavior of susceptible subjects.

    Citation: Cruz Vargas-De-León, Alberto d'Onofrio. Global stability of infectious disease models with contact rate as a function of prevalence index[J]. Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, 2017, 14(4): 1019-1033. doi: 10.3934/mbe.2017053

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  • In this paper, we consider a SEIR epidemiological model with information-related changes in contact patterns. One of the main features of the model is that it includes an information variable, a negative feedback on the behavior of susceptible subjects, and a function that describes the role played by the infectious size in the information dynamics. Here we focus in the case of delayed information. By using suitable assumptions, we analyze the global stability of the endemic equilibrium point and disease-free equilibrium point. Our approach is applicable to global stability of the endemic equilibrium of the previously defined SIR and SIS models with feedback on behavior of susceptible subjects.
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