A hyperbolic reaction–diffusion model for the hantavirus infection, generalizing the parabolic set of equations recently derived by Abramson and Kenkre, is proposed within the context of Extended Thermodynamics. The model, as in the parabolic case, captures some of the realistic features of the dynamics of hantavirus in mice population, while it avoids the unphysical features concerning the instantaneous diffusive effects typical of parabolic equations. Traveling wave solutions, related to the spread of the infection in the landscape, are investigated. Both analytical and numerical results obtained herein are discussed and validated from the behavior of the biological system.

A hyperbolic reaction-diffusion model for the hantavirus infection

BARBERA, Elvira;CURRO', Carmela;VALENTI, Giovanna
2008

Abstract

A hyperbolic reaction–diffusion model for the hantavirus infection, generalizing the parabolic set of equations recently derived by Abramson and Kenkre, is proposed within the context of Extended Thermodynamics. The model, as in the parabolic case, captures some of the realistic features of the dynamics of hantavirus in mice population, while it avoids the unphysical features concerning the instantaneous diffusive effects typical of parabolic equations. Traveling wave solutions, related to the spread of the infection in the landscape, are investigated. Both analytical and numerical results obtained herein are discussed and validated from the behavior of the biological system.
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