Do demographic and disease structures affect the recurrence of epidemics? ?

A. Castellazzo, A. Mauro, C. Volpe, E. Venturino

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Abstract

In this paper we present an epidemic model affecting an age-structured population. We show by numerical simulations that this demographic structure can induce persistent oscillations in the epidemic. The model is then extended to encompass a stage-structured disease within an age-dependent population. In this case as well, persistent oscillations are observed in the infected as well as in the whole population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-39
Number of pages12
JournalMathematical Modelling of Natural Phenomena
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • Age-structured population
  • Stage-structured epidemics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation

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