Abstract: Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) is a contagious infectious disease which is very common in young children. Although, HFMD is considered as a mild to moderate contagious disease, recent outbreak of this disease not only caused health problems but also social and economical problems along with causalities in many countries. Therefore it takes the attention of public health researches in recent years. In this study a simple SEIR model was build to understand the dynamics of hand, foot and mouth disease among the young children. We theoretically analyze the disease model along with numerical simulation results. The results show that disease transmission depends more on the number of actively infected people in the population at the initial time and also on the disease transmission coefficient at a given time.
Nandita Roy and Nilimesh Halder, 2010. Compartmental Modeling of Hand, Foot and Mouth Infectious Disease (HFMD). Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 5: 177-182.