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Epidemic Model with Maturation Delay

Pauline van den Driessche
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
University of Victoria pvdd@Math.UVic.CA


For disease transmission in a nonconstant population, the following question is addressed. What are the consequences of having density dependent recruitment combined with maturation delay? When the recruitment function is nonmonotone, the maturation delay can qualitatively change the dynamics, and the population size can oscillate. Sustained oscillations can also be induced by disease transmission and disease related death.

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1998-1999 Mathematics in Biology
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