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Mathematical Model for Pneumonia Dynamics with Carriers

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dc.contributor.author Mugisha Joseph Ong’ala Jacob Otieno, Oleche Paul
dc.date.accessioned 2020-08-25T09:35:38Z
dc.date.available 2020-08-25T09:35:38Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.maseno.ac.ke/handle/123456789/2355
dc.description.abstract There are major advances which have been made to understand the epidemiology of infectious diseases. However, more than 2 million children in the developing countries still die from pneumonia each year. The efforts to promptly detect, effectively treat and control the spread of pneumonia is possible if its dynamics is understood. In this paper, we develop a mathematical model for pneumonia among children under five years of age. The model is analyzed using the theory of ordinary differential equations and dynamical systems. We derive the basic reproduction number, R0, analyze the stability of equilibrium points and bifurcation analysis. The results of the analysis shows that there exist a locally stable disease free equilibrium point, Ef when R0< 1 and a unique endemic equilibrium, Ee when R0> 1. The analysis also shows that there is a possibility of a forward bifurcation. en_US
dc.subject Pneumonia Model, Basic reproduction number, forward bifurcation, Stability, Carriers en_US
dc.title Mathematical Model for Pneumonia Dynamics with Carriers en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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