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Modeling spatial spread of communicable disease involving animal hosts. (English) Zbl 1183.92074
Cantrell, Stephen (ed.) et al., Spatial ecology. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press (ISBN 978-1-4200-5985-4/hbk). Chapman & Hall/CRC Mathematical and Computational Biology Series, 293-316 (2010).
Summary: We review some previous studies on modeling spatial spread of specific communicable diseases involving animal hosts. Reaction-diffusion equations are used to model these diseases due to the movement of animal hosts. Selected topics include the transmission of rabies in fox populations, dengue, West Nile virus, hantavirus spread in mouse populations, Lyme disease, and the feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV).
For the entire collection see [Zbl 1173.91013].

92D30 Epidemiology
35K57 Reaction-diffusion equations
35Q92 PDEs in connection with biology, chemistry and other natural sciences