An SEIR epidemic model with a nonlinear incidence rate is studied. The incidence is assumed to be a convex function with respect to the infective class of a host population. A bifurcation analysis is performed and conditions ensuring that the system exhibits backward bifurcation are provided. The global dynamics is also studied, through a geometric approach to stability. Numerical simulations are presented to illustrate the results obtained analytically. This research is discussed in the framework of the recent literature on the subject.

On the dynamics of an SEIR model with a convex incidence rate

LACITIGNOLA, Deborah
2008

Abstract

An SEIR epidemic model with a nonlinear incidence rate is studied. The incidence is assumed to be a convex function with respect to the infective class of a host population. A bifurcation analysis is performed and conditions ensuring that the system exhibits backward bifurcation are provided. The global dynamics is also studied, through a geometric approach to stability. Numerical simulations are presented to illustrate the results obtained analytically. This research is discussed in the framework of the recent literature on the subject.
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