Comparing Vector-host and SEIR models for Zika Virus Transmission

Puji Andayani, Rizal Dian Azmi, Lisa Risfana Sari


Some mathematical models to describe Zika virus transmissions have been analyzed. In this study, we construct two models of Zika virus transmission. The first one is the vector-host model. It considers the human population as host and mosquito’s population as the vector. The second model is where there is only infected human population who act as transmitter without the existence of infected mosquitoes in the population. The impact of modeling assumption of Zika virus is studied by analyzed the reproduction number using Next Generation Matrix (NGM) method. Formerly, we compare the dynamics of the two models by interpreting the reproduction number of each model. Biologically, the two models cause a similar effect. If the reproduction number is less than one,  then the disease is extinct.  Otherwise, an endemic condition exists. The numerical simulation also used to explain the comparison of two models. The recovery and the transmission period are solved to compare these two cases.

Keywords: comparison, mathematical model, reproduction number, SEIR, Zika Virus.

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