Mathematical models of Zika virus dynamics are relatively new, and they mostly focus on either vector and horizontal, or vector and vertical transmission only. In this work,we first revisit a recent model that considers vector and vertical transmission, and we provide an alternative proof on the global stability of the disease-free equilibrium point. Then, a new and general model is presented which includes vector, horizontal and vertical transmission. For this new model, existence of both a disease-free and an endemic equilibrium is studied. Using matrix and graph-theoretic methods, appropriate Lyapunov functions are constructed and results on the global stability properties of both equilibria are established.
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Disease epidemics, dynamical systems, global stability, Lyapunov functions
Bessey, K., M. Mavis, J. Rebaza, and J. Zhang. "Global stability analysis of a general model of Zika virus." Nonautonomous Dynamical Systems 6, no. 1 (2019): 18-34.
Nonautonomous Dynamical Systems