We present a set of difference equations which generalizes that proposed in the work of G. Izzo and A. Vecchio (2007) and represents the discrete counterpart of a larger class of continuous model concerning the dynamics of an infection in an organism or in a host population. The limiting behavior of this new discrete model is studied and a threshold parameter playing the role of the basic reproduction number is derived.

A General Discrete Time Model of Population Dynamics in the Presence of an Infection

IZZO, GIUSEPPE;
2009

Abstract

We present a set of difference equations which generalizes that proposed in the work of G. Izzo and A. Vecchio (2007) and represents the discrete counterpart of a larger class of continuous model concerning the dynamics of an infection in an organism or in a host population. The limiting behavior of this new discrete model is studied and a threshold parameter playing the role of the basic reproduction number is derived.
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