Bulletin of Mathematical Biology

, 65:519

Traveling waves of infection in the hantavirus epidemics

Authors

    • Center for Advanced Studies and Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of New Mexico
    • Centro Atómico Bariloche and CONICET
  • V. M. Kenkre
    • Center for Advanced Studies and Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of New Mexico
  • T. L. Yates
    • Sevilleta Long-term Ecological Research Program, Department of BiologyUniversity of New Mexico
  • R. R. Parmenter
    • Centro Atómico Bariloche and CONICET
Article

DOI: 10.1016/S0092-8240(03)00013-2

Cite this article as:
Abramson, G., Kenkre, V.M., Yates, T.L. et al. Bull. Math. Biol. (2003) 65: 519. doi:10.1016/S0092-8240(03)00013-2

Abstract

Traveling waves are analyzed in a model of the hantavirus infection in deer mice. The existence of two kinds of wave phenomena is predicted. An environmental parameter governs a transition between two regimes of propagation. In one of them the front of infection lags behind at a constant rate. In the other, fronts of susceptible and infected mice travel at the same speed, separated by a constant delay. The dependence of the delay on system parameters is analyzed numerically and through a piecewise linearization.

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