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|Title: ||Modelling Hepatitis B in A High Prevalence District in Ghana|
|Authors: ||Dontwi, I. K.|
Andam, E. A.
|Keywords: ||Control of disease spread|
Eradication of disease.
|Issue Date: ||2014|
|Publisher: ||British Journal of Mathematics & Computer Science|
|Citation: ||British Journal of Mathematics & Computer Science, 4(7): 969-988, 2014|
|Abstract: ||We use the SIR model Kermack and Mckendrickand for hepatitis B with vaccination. The main
goal is to use existing clinical hepatitis B data from the biostatistics Department of the Tano
North District Health Directorate to formulate a mathematical model to understand the dynamics
in the Tano North District and assist decision makers to formulate the best ideas to prevent,
control and eradicate the disease. Analyses is made of the existence and stability of the disease
free and endemic equilibria. It is proven that the disease free equilibrium is locally
asymptotically stable if the basic reproductive ratio, R0< 1 and when R0 > 1 we have the endemic equilibrium. MATLAB was used for the programming and simulations.|
|Description: ||An article published in British Journal of Mathematics & Computer Science, 4(7): 969-988, 2014|
|Appears in Collections:||College of Science|
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