A model of influenza A drift evolution

V. Andreasen, Simon Asher Levin, J. Lin

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Abstract

The antigenic properties of the influenza A virus drift slowly due to point mutations in the viral genome. The drift is enhanced by the partial immunity of the host population to the new viral strains. Assuming a one dimensional axis of antigenic types we develop a model for the drift and find that a traveling wave of disease prevalence move along the axis with a speed that depends on the immune surveillance in the population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)421-424
Number of pages4
JournalZAMM Zeitschrift fur Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik
Volume76
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Applied Mathematics

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