Modelling avian influenza in bird-human systems : this thesis is presented in the partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of Masters of Information Science in Mathematics at Massey University, Albany, New Zealand
In 1997, the first human case of avian influenza infection was reported in Hong
Kong. Since then, avian influenza has become more and more hazardous for
both animal and human health. Scientists believed that it would not take
long until the virus mutates to become contagious from human to human.
In this thesis, we construct avian influenza with possible mutation situations
in bird-human systems. Also, possible control measures for humans are introduced in the systems. We compare the analytical and numerical results
and try to find the most efficient control measures to prevent the disease.