PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

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Title:Dynamics of an epidemic model with non-local infections for diseases with latency over a patchy environment
Seminar:The Pritchard Lab Seminar
Speaker:Jing Li, Dept of Mathematics, Penn State
In this talk, with the assumptions that an infectious disease in a population has a fixed latent period and the latent individuals of the population may disperse, we formulate an SIR model with a simple demographic structure for the population living in an n-patch environment (cities, towns, or countries, etc.). The model is given by a system of delay differential equations with a fixed delay accounting for the latency and a non-local term caused by the mobility of the individuals during the latent period. Assuming irreducibility of the travel matrices of the infection related classes, an expression for the basic reproduction number R0 is derived, and it is shown that the disease free equilibrium is globally asymptotically stable if R0 < 1, and becomes unstable if R0 > 1. In the latter case, there is at least one endemic equilibrium and the disease will be uniformly persistent. When n = 2, two special cases allowing reducible travel matrices are considered to illustrate joint impact of the disease latency and population mobility on the disease dynamics. In addition to the existence of the disease free equilibrium and interior endemic equilibrium, the existence of a boundary equilibrium and its stability are discussed for these two special cases.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB315
Date:09 / 20 / 2010
Time:02:30pm - 03:30pm