We propose and analyze a water born disease model introducing water-to-person and person-toperson transmission and saturated incidence. The disease-free equilibrium and the existence criterion of endemic equilibrium are investigated. Trans critical bifurcation at the disease-free equilibrium is obtained when the basic reproductive number is one. The local stability of both the equilibria is shown and a Lyapunov functional approach is also applied to explore the global stability of the system around the equilibria. We display the effects of pathogen contaminated water and infection through contact on the system dynamics in the absence of person-to-person contact as well as in the presence of water-to-person contact. It is shown that in the presence of water-to-person transmission, the model system globally stable around both the disease-free and endemic equilibria. Lastly, some numerical simulations are provided to verify our analytical results.
Mondal, Prasanta K. and Kar, T. K.
Global Dynamics of a Water-Borne Disease Model with Multiple Transmission Pathways,
Applications and Applied Mathematics: An International Journal (AAM), Vol. 8,
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.pvamu.edu/aam/vol8/iss1/6