Stability of a Delayed SIQRS Model with Temporary Immunity

This paper addresses a time-delayed SIQRS model with a linear incidence rate. Immunity gained by experiencing the disease is temporary; whenever infected, the disease individuals will return to the susceptible class after a fixed period of time. First, the local and global stabilities of the infection-free equilibrium are analyzed, respectively. Second, the endemic equilibrium is formulated in terms of the incidence rate, and locally asymptotic stability. Finally we use the adomian decomposition method is applied to the system epidemiologic. This method yields an analytical solution in terms of convergent infinite power series.

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L. Chahrazed and R. Lazhar, "Stability of a Delayed SIQRS Model with Temporary Immunity," Advances in Pure Mathematics, Vol. 3 No. 2, 2013, pp. 240-245. doi: 10.4236/apm.2013.32034.

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