Analysis of an Age-structured Epidemic Model with a Chronic State
In this work we study an age-structured epidemic model with a chronic state for Cytomegalovirus. We divide the population in three groups: susceptible, infectious and chronic, where the chronic state is structured by the amount of time spent in that state. It is assumed that susceptible individuals can be infected by infectious and by chronic. Infectious individuals may recover or become chronic. We study the stability of the model around the disease-free equilibrium and interpret it in terms of the parameters associated with the model's basic reproductive number.
Ricardo A. Sáenz, University of Texas at El Paso