Dynamical complexity in age-structured models of the transmission of the measles virus: epidemiological implications at high levels of vaccine uptake.

@article{Ferguson1996DynamicalCI,
  title={Dynamical complexity in age-structured models of the transmission of the measles virus: epidemiological implications at high levels of vaccine uptake.},
  author={Neil M. Ferguson and D. James Nokes and Roy M. Anderson},
  journal={Mathematical biosciences},
  year={1996},
  volume={138 2},
  pages={101-30}
}
This article explores the effect of increasingly finely stratified age structure on the dynamical properties of deterministic metapopulation models of the transmission of the measles virus. The dynamical simplicity of earlier age-structured models is shown to break down once the age-specific force of infection is no longer assumed to be constant across all child age classes below 5 years of age. While the biennial epidemics characteristic of earlier models are still observed, additional higher… CONTINUE READING