On Characterization of Optimal Control Model of Whooping Cough
Whooping cough is a vaccine avoidable public health problem which is caused by bacterium Bordetella Pertussis and it is a highly contagious disease of the respiratory system. In this paper, an SIR epidemiological model of whooping cough with optimal control strategy was formulated to control the transmission. The model was characterized to obtain the disease free and the endemic equilibrium points. Finally, the simulation was carried out using the Forward-backward sweep method by incorporating the Runge Kutta method to check the validity and the result obtained was an improvement over the existing results.
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