Mathematical Modeling and Analysis of Influenza In-Host Infection Dynamics

  • Blessing O. Emerenini Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Reed Williams
  • Ricardo N. G. Reyes Grimaldo
  • Krista Wurscher
  • Ekeoma R. Ijioma
Keywords: mathematical modeling, influenza, in-host infection dynamics, stochastic


Influenza is a viral infectious disease of high importance widely studied around the world. In this study we model within-host transmission of influenza in a continuous deterministic setting, a discrete stochastic framework and a spatial-temporal model. Previous models omit cellular restoration through cellular death, which is a key component for the possibility of chronic infections. We thus investigate the effect of cellular restoration on the spread of influenza within the host, through stability analysis of the deterministic model, the probability of state transitions in the stochastic model and the effect of mobility rates on disease spread in the spatial-temporal model. Using the Partial Rank Correlation Coefficient and the Latin Hypercube Sampling, we performed sensitivity analysis to determine which of the parameters are most influential to the model output.

How to Cite
Emerenini, Blessing, Reed Williams, Reyes GrimaldoRicardo Noe Gerardo, WurscherKrista, and Rowland Ijioma. 2021. “Mathematical Modeling and Analysis of Influenza In-Host Infection Dynamics”. Letters in Biomathematics 8 (1), 229–253.