Three behavioral-epidemic models (i.e., epidemic systems including feedbacks (FB) that the information about an infectious disease has on its spreading) are introduced. Two relevant FB are explicitly considered: the pseudo-rational exemption to vaccination and the information-related changes in contact patterns by healthy subjects. The global stability analysis of the endemic states is performed by means of the geometric approach to stability, with particular focus on a model of vaccination of adult susceptible subjects. Biological implications of the results are discussed.
|Title of host publication||Modeling the Interplay Between Human Behavior and the Spread of Infectious Diseases|
|Publisher||Springer New York|
|Number of pages||20|
|ISBN (Print)||9781461454748, 1461454735, 9781461454731|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 1 2013|
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