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# The stability of an SIR epidemic model with time delays

• In this paper, an SIR epidemic model for the spread of an infectious disease transmitted by direct contact among humans and vectors (mosquitoes) which have an incubation time to become infectious is formulated. It is shown that a disease-free equilibrium point is globally stable if no endemic equilibrium point exists. Further, the endemic equilibrium point (if it exists) is globally stable with respect to a ''weak delay''. Some known results are generalized.
Mathematics Subject Classification: 92D30, 34K20, 34K25.

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