Title

A model for coupling within-host and between-host dynamics in an infectious disease.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2012

ISSN

0924-090X

Abstract

Studies on the modeling of the coupled dynamics of infectious diseases at both the population level (the epidemic process or between-host dynamics) and at the cell level (the early viremia or within-host dynamics) are scarce. Most of them deal with these two processes separately by postulating assumptions that render them decoupled. In this work, we present a new model that allows the two dynamic processes to explicitly depend on each other. It is shown that new properties can emerge from the coupled system and more complex dynamics may be expected.

Comments

Abstract only. Full-text article is available through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in Nonlinear Dynamics, 68(3), 401-411. doi:10.1007/s11071-011-0291-0. Members of the USF System may access the full-text of the article through the authenticated link provided.

Publisher

Springer

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.