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A mathematical model for Vibrio-phage interactions

  • Received: 29 October 2020 Accepted: 18 February 2021 Published: 19 March 2021
  • A cholera model has been formulated to incorporate the interaction of bacteria and phage. It is shown that there may exist three equilibria: one disease free and two endemic equilibria. Threshold parameters have been derived to characterize stability of these equilibria. Sensitivity analysis and disease control strategies have been employed to characterize the impact of bacteria-phage interaction on cholera dynamics.

    Citation: Christopher Botelho, Jude Dzevela Kong, Mentor Ali Ber Lucien, Zhisheng Shuai, Hao Wang. A mathematical model for Vibrio-phage interactions[J]. Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, 2021, 18(3): 2688-2712. doi: 10.3934/mbe.2021137

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  • A cholera model has been formulated to incorporate the interaction of bacteria and phage. It is shown that there may exist three equilibria: one disease free and two endemic equilibria. Threshold parameters have been derived to characterize stability of these equilibria. Sensitivity analysis and disease control strategies have been employed to characterize the impact of bacteria-phage interaction on cholera dynamics.



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