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The effect of superinfection on the distribution of the infectious period—A continued fraction approximation

P. R. PARTHASARATHY

in Mathematical Medicine and Biology: A Journal of the IMA

Published on behalf of Institute of Mathematics and its Applications

Volume 14, issue 2, pages 113-123
Published in print June 1997 | ISSN: 1477-8599
Published online June 1997 | e-ISSN: 1477-8602 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/imammb/14.2.113
The effect of superinfection on the distribution of the infectious period—A continued fraction approximation

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It has been shown that the density function of the duration of infection in a superinfection malaria model can be approximated by a mixture of exponential density functions. This is achieved by an application of continued fractions. Numerical calculations and graphs illustrate that this approach is effective.

Keywords: Macdonald and Dietz models of superinfection; hyperexponential density function; eigenvalues

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Subjects: Applied Mathematics ; Biomathematics and Statistics

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