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Three Models for Measles Control

We study the dynamics of three models consisting of infant vaccination and booster shots to control the spread of measles. Varying the rates of infant vaccination and administration of booster shots, we alter the characteristics of the basic reproductive number to study the effectiveness of both infant vaccination and booster shot control methods. In two models, we find that total effort on both birth vaccination and boosters lowers cases of recovered and infected individuals to possibly eradicate measles.

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Carlos William Castillo-Garsow, Cornell University
Julio C├ęsar Villarreal, Cornell University