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2015 A Fractional-Order Epidemic Model for Bovine Babesiosis Disease and Tick Populations
José Paulo Carvalho dos Santos, Lislaine Cristina Cardoso, Evandro Monteiro, Nelson H. T. Lemes
Abstr. Appl. Anal. 2015: 1-10 (2015). DOI: 10.1155/2015/729894


This paper shows that the epidemic model, previously proposed under ordinary differential equation theory, can be generalized to fractional order on a consistent framework of biological behavior. The domain set for the model in which all variables are restricted is established. Moreover, the existence and stability of equilibrium points are studied. We present the proof that endemic equilibrium point when reproduction number R0>1 is locally asymptotically stable. This result is achieved using the linearization theorem for fractional differential equations. The global asymptotic stability of disease-free point, when R0<1, is also proven by comparison theory for fractional differential equations. The numeric simulations for different scenarios are carried out and data obtained are in good agreement with theoretical results, showing important insight about the use of the fractional coupled differential equations set to model babesiosis disease and tick populations.


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José Paulo Carvalho dos Santos. Lislaine Cristina Cardoso. Evandro Monteiro. Nelson H. T. Lemes. "A Fractional-Order Epidemic Model for Bovine Babesiosis Disease and Tick Populations." Abstr. Appl. Anal. 2015 1 - 10, 2015.


Published: 2015
First available in Project Euclid: 17 August 2015

zbMATH: 06929076
MathSciNet: MR3378562
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1155/2015/729894

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