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Volume 9, Issue 3, June 2020, Page: 70-84
Mathematical Model and Optimal Control of New-Castle Disease (ND)
Uwakwe Joy Ijeoma, Department of Mathematics, Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri, Nigeria
Inyama Simeon Chioma, Department of Mathematics, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria
Omame Andrew, Department of Mathematics, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria
Received: Dec. 9, 2019;       Accepted: Jan. 10, 2020;       Published: Jun. 4, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.acm.20200903.14      View  333      Downloads  159
We formulated a five compartmental model of ND for both the ordinary and control models. We first determined the basic Reproduction number and the existence of Steady (Equilibrium) states (disease-free and endemic). Conditions for the local stability of the disease-free and endemic steady states were determined. Further, the Global stability of the disease-free equilibrium (DFE) and endemic equilibrium were proved using Lyponav method. We went further to carry out the sensitivity analysis or parametric dependence on R0 and later formulated the optimal control problem. We finally looked at numerical Results on poultry productivity in the presence of Infectious Newcastle Disease (ND) and we drew six graphs to demonstrate this. We observe that in absence of any control measure, the number of latently infected birds will increase rapidly from the initial population size of 80 to 160 birds within 1-3 days, whereas in the presence of control measures the population size will reduces to about 30 birds and goes to a stable state. This shows that the control measures are effective. The effect of the three control measures on the infectious classes can be seen. The number of non-productive infectious birds reduces to zero with control whereas the number of infectious productive reduces to about 8 birds and goes to its stable state when control is applied. This shows that the application of all three control measures tends to be more effective in the non- productive infectious bird population. It was also establish that the combination of efficient vaccination therapy and optimal efficacy of the vaccines are significantly more effective in the infectious productive birds’ population, since the combination reduces the population size of the birds to zero with 9–10 days. From the simulation also we see that optimal efficacy of the vaccine and effort to increase the number of recovered birds increases the number of latently infected birds population to about 129 at the early days of the infection whereas from another graph, the infectious productive birds reduces to 15 while the non -productive birds reduces to zero. The results from the simulation also show clearly, the effect of vaccination therapy on the latently infected birds. We observe that this programme will reduce the number of latently infected birds even if it not done more often. From the simulation, we further observe that this programme has effect on the infectious classes especially the non-productive infectious bird population, which reduces to zero after about 4 days.
Newcastle Disease (ND), Disease-free Equilibrium (DFE), Global Stability, Efficient Vaccination, Lyponav Method
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Uwakwe Joy Ijeoma, Inyama Simeon Chioma, Omame Andrew, Mathematical Model and Optimal Control of New-Castle Disease (ND), Applied and Computational Mathematics. Vol. 9, No. 3, 2020, pp. 70-84. doi: 10.11648/j.acm.20200903.14
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