2004 Conference on Diff. Eqns. and Appl. in Math. Biology, Nanaimo,
BC, Canada.
Electron. J. Diff. Eqns., Conference 12, 2005, pp. 2937.
Age of infection in epidemiology models
Fred Brauer
Abstract:
Disease transmission models in which infectivity depends on the time
since infection are of importance in studying such diseases as HIV/AIDS.
They also provide a means of unifying models with exposed stages or
temporary immunity. We formulate a general age of infection model and
carry out a partial analysis. There are open questions in the analysis
of the characteristic equation at an endemic equilibrium.
Published April 20, 2005.
Math Subject Classifications: 92D30.
Key Words: Epidemic; age of infection; endemic equilibria.
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Fred Brauer
Department of Mathematics
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z2, Canada
email: brauer@math.ubc.ca

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