
Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering (MBE)
Stability analysis and application of a mathematical cholera model
doi: 10.3934/mbe.2011.8.733
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Shu Liao  School of Mathematics and Statistics, Chongqing Technology and Business University, Chongqing 400067, China (email)
Jin Wang  Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529, United States (email)
Abstract:
In this paper, we conduct a dynamical analysis of
the deterministic cholera model
proposed in [9]. We study the stability of both the
diseasefree and endemic equilibria so as to
explore the complex epidemic and endemic dynamics of the disease.
We demonstrate a realworld application of this model by
investigating the recent cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe. Meanwhile,
we present numerical simulation results to verify the
analytical predictions.
Keywords: Stability, equilibrium, dynamical system, cholera model.
Mathematics Subject Classification: Primary: 34D20, 92D30.
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Received: July 2010;
Accepted:
September 2010;
Published: June 2011.
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