Spatiotemporal epidemic models for rabies among animals

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Rabies is a serious concern to public health and wildlife management worldwide. Over the last three decades, various mathematical models have been proposed to study the transmission dynamics of rabies. In this paper we provide a mini-review on some reaction-diffusion models describing the spatial spread of rabies among animals. More specifically, we introduce the susceptible-exposed-infectious models for the spatial transmission of rabies among foxes (Murray et al., 1986), the spatiotemporal epidemic model for rabies among raccoons (Neilan and Lenhart, 2011), the diffusive rabies model for skunk and bat interactions (Bonchering et al., 2012), and the reaction-diffusion model for rabies among dogs (Zhang et al., 2012). Numerical simulations on the spatiotemporal dynamics of these models from these papers are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)277-287
Number of pages11
JournalInfectious Disease Modelling
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1 2017


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Health Policy

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