An SIRS age-structured epidemic model for a vertically as well as horizontally transmitted disease under vaccination is investigated when the fertility, mortality and removal rates depend on age and the force of infection of proportionate mixing assumption type, and vaccination wanes over time. We prove the existence and uniqueness of solution to the model equations, and show that solutions of the model equations depend continuously on the initial age-distributions. Furthermore, we determine the steady states and obtain an explicitly computable threshold condition, in terms of the demographic and epidemiological parameters of the model; we then study the stability of the steady states. We also compare the behavior of the model with the one without vertical transmission.
Analysis of an SIRS Age-Structured Epidemic Model with Vaccination and Vertical Transmission of Disease,
Applications and Applied Mathematics: An International Journal (AAM), Vol. 1,
1, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.pvamu.edu/aam/vol1/iss1/4