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Rivisiting the Late Kermack-McKendrick Epidemic Model

By Hisashi Inaba and 寿 稲葉


In a series of papers published at 1930s, Kermack and McKendrick have proposed infectionage structured endemic models, which take into account the demography of host population, the waning immunity (variable susceptibility) and reinfection of recovered individuals. The aim of this short note is to show the wide applicability of the late Kermack--Mc1Ccnderick model and its variations, and to discuss the reinfection threshold phenomena

Publisher: Institute of Mathematics for Industry, Kyushu University
Year: 2014
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