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2014 Bifurcation Analysis of an SIR Epidemic Model with the Contact Transmission Function
Guihua Li, Gaofeng Li
Abstr. Appl. Anal. 2014(SI01): 1-7 (2014). DOI: 10.1155/2014/930541


We consider an SIR endemic model in which the contact transmission function is related to the number of infected population. By theoretical analysis, it is shown that the model exhibits the bistability and undergoes saddle-node bifurcation, the Hopf bifurcation, and the Bogdanov-Takens bifurcation. Furthermore, we find that the threshold value of disease spreading will be increased, when the half-saturation coefficient is more than zero, which means that it is an effective intervention policy adopted for disease spreading. However, when the endemic equilibria exist, we find that the disease can be controlled as long as we let the initial values lie in the certain range by intervention policy. This will provide a theoretical basis for the prevention and control of disease.


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Guihua Li. Gaofeng Li. "Bifurcation Analysis of an SIR Epidemic Model with the Contact Transmission Function." Abstr. Appl. Anal. 2014 (SI01) 1 - 7, 2014.


Published: 2014
First available in Project Euclid: 26 March 2014

MathSciNet: MR3166666
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1155/2014/930541

Rights: Copyright © 2014 Hindawi

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