A non-standard numerical scheme for an age-of-infection epidemic model

We propose a numerical method for approximating integro-differential equations arising in age-of-infection epidemic models. The method is based on a non-standard finite differences approximation of the integral term appearing in the equation. The study of convergence properties and the analysis of the qualitative behavior of the numerical solution show that it preserves all the basic properties of the continuous model with no restrictive conditions on the step-length h of integration and that it recovers the continuous dynamic as h tends to zero.
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Eleonora Messina, Mario Pezzella, Antonia Vecchio
American Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Journal of computational dynamics (Print)