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Global stability of an SEIR epidemic model with vertical transmission and saturating contact rate. (English) Zbl 1197.34077
Summary: The SEIR epidemic model with vertical transmission and the saturating contact rate is studied. It is proved that the global dynamics are completely determined by the basic reproduction number \(R_{0}(p, q)\), where \(p\) and \(q\) are fractions of infected newborns from the exposed and infectious classes, respectively. If \(R_{0}(p, q)\leq 1\), the disease-free equilibrium is globally asymptotically stable and the disease always dies out. If \(R_{0}(p, q) > 1\), a unique endemic equilibrium exists and is globally stable in the interior of the feasible region, and the disease persists at the endemic equilibrium state if it initially exists.
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MSC:
34C60 Qualitative investigation and simulation of ordinary differential equation models
92D30 Epidemiology
34D23 Global stability of solutions to ordinary differential equations
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