We study stability and phase portraits of susceptible-infective-removed (SIR) epidemic models with horizontal and vertical transmission rates and linear treatment rates by studying the reduced dynamical planar systems under the assumption that the total population keeps unchanged. We find out all the ranges of the parameters involved in the models for the infection-free equilibrium and the epidemic equilibrium to be positive. The novelty of this paper lies in the demonstration and justification of the parameter conditions under which the positive equilibria are stable focuses or nodes. These phase portraits provide more detailed descriptions of behaviors and extra biological understandings of the epidemic diseases than local or global stability of the models. Previous results only discussed the stability of the SIR models with horizontal or vertical transmission rates and without treatment rates. Our results involving vertical transmission and treatment rates will exhibit the effect of the vertical transmissions and the linear treatment rates on the epidemic models.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Electronic Journal of Differential Equations|
|State||Published - Dec 14 2017|
- SIR model
- Treatment rate
- Vertical transmission
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