Math Biology Seminar: Fred Brauer

  • Date: 11/02/2016
  • Time: 13:45
Fred Brauer, UBC

University of British Columbia


A Final Size Relation for Epidemic Models of Vector-Transmitted Diseases


We formulate and analyze an age of infection model for epidemics of diseases transmitted by a vector, such as malaria or dengue fever, including also the possibility of direct transmission, as in the Zika virus. We show how to determine a basic reproduction number. While there is no explicit final size relation as for diseases transmitted directly, we are able to obtain estimates for the final size of the epidemic.

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Location: ESB 4127