Journal of Biological Dynamics
In this paper, we conduct a careful global stability analysis for a generalized cholera epidemiological model originally proposed in [J. Wang and S. Liao, A generalized cholera model and epidemic/endemic analysis, J. Biol. Dyn. 6 (2012), pp. 568-589]. Cholera is a water-and food-borne infectious disease whose dynamics are complicated by the multiple interactions between the human host, the pathogen, and the environment. Using the geometric approach, we rigorously prove the endemic global stability for the cholera model in three-dimensional (when the pathogen component is a scalar) and four-dimensional (when the pathogen component is a vector) systems. This work unifies the study of global dynamics for several existing deterministic cholera models. The analytical predictions are verified by numerical simulation results.
Original Publication Citation
Cheng, Y. J., Wang, J., & Yang, X. X. (2012). On the global stability of a generalized cholera epidemiological model. Journal of Biological Dynamics, 6(2), 1088-1104. doi:10.1080/17513758.2012.728635
Cheng, Yuanji; Wang, Jin; and Yang, Xiuxiang, "On the Global Stability of a Generalized Cholera Epidemiological Model" (2012). Mathematics & Statistics Faculty Publications. 59.