Dynamic model of influenza with age-structured and media coverage

X.J. Wang, D. Wang, J.A. Cui

Abstract


In this paper, we describe an SIR model with age-structured and media coverage for the spread of influenza, which transmits within a population in a short time, and the population is divided into two parts including the adolescent and the adult, respectively. The numerical simulations show that media coverage plays an important role in controlling the prevalence of influenza, moreover, the duration of media coverage should not last long when influenza epidemic appears, otherwise it may cause negative effects. And we also should consider the heterogeneity of the population when some interventions are proposed, if not, we may misestimate the size of the disease.

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Published: 2016-10-14

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X.J. Wang, D. Wang, J.A. Cui, Dynamic model of influenza with age-structured and media coverage, Communications in Mathematical Biology and Neuroscience, Vol 2016 (2016), Article ID 13

Copyright © 2016 X.J. Wang, D. Wang, J.A. Cui. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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