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Academic Journal of Applied Mathematical Sciences

Online ISSN: 2415-2188
Print ISSN: 2415-5225

Quarterly Published (4 Issues Per Year)


Volume 2 Number 1 January 2016

Fractional Order SIR Model of Buruli Ulcer Disease

Authors: Bonyah Ebenezer ; Grace Frimpong ; Amina Abubakari
Pages: 1-10
Mycobacterium ulcerans (MU) has been recognized to be the cause of Buruli ulcer (BU). The association between the ulcer and environmental exposure is identified as a potential factor of spreading BU. The invariant region of the model is determined.  In this paper, we explored the power of fractional order in BU SIR model. We applied the Adams-Bashforth predictor corrector method to the proposed model. Numerical simulations are presented to illustrate the benefit of introducing a fractional model.