Epidemic Model with Maturation Delay

Friday, May 21, 1999 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Keller 3-180
Pauline van den Driessche (University of Victoria)
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.