The role of cooperative effects (i.e. synergy) in transmission of infection is investigated analytically and numerically for epidemics following the rules of Susceptible-Infected-Susceptible (SIS) model defined on random regular graphs. Non-linear dynamics are shown to lead to bifurcation diagrams for such spreading phenomena exhibiting three distinct regimes: non-active, active and bi-stable. The dependence of bifurcation loci on node degree is studied and interesting effects are found that contrast with the behaviour expected for non-synergistic epidemics.
|Journal||Journal of Physics. A, Mathematical and theoretical|
|Early online date||28 Mar 2019|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
- non-equilibrium phase transitions
- mathematical models for epidemics
- random graphs
Taraskin, S. N., & Perez-Reche, F. J. (2019). Bifurcations in synergistic epidemics on random regular graphs. Journal of Physics. A, Mathematical and theoretical, 52(19), . https://doi.org/10.1088/1751-8121/ab1441