Local Stability in Epidemic Models for Heterogeneous Populations

  • Horst R. Thieme
Part of the Lecture Notes in Biomathematics book series (LNBM, volume 57)


The dynamics of many infectious diseases cannot be properly described by a mathematical model, if it does not take the structure of the host population into account. Typical examples are venereal diseases, where the population has to be divided into several subgroups according to sex, symptomatic and asymptomatic infection etc., and diseases also involving intermediate hosts.


Global Stability Host Population Epidemic Model Endemic Equilibrium Asymptomatic Infection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Horst R. Thieme
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  1. 1.Universität HeidelbergHeidelbergBR Deutschland

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