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Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society
Volume 2014, Article ID 426456, 7 pages
Research Article

The Effect of Impulsive Vaccination on Delayed SEIRS Epidemic Model Incorporating Saturation Recovery

1Department of Mathematics and Information Science, Zhengzhou University of Light Industry, Zhengzhou, Henan 450002, China
2School of Science, Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Beijing 100044, China

Received 24 September 2013; Accepted 17 February 2014; Published 25 March 2014

Academic Editor: Ryusuke Kon

Copyright © 2014 Yongfeng Li et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A delay SEIRS model with pulse vaccination incorporating a general media coverage function and saturation recovery is investigated. Using the discrete dynamical system determined by the stroboscopic map, we obtain the existence of the disease-free periodic solution and its exact expression. Further, using the comparison theorem, we establish the sufficient conditions of global attractivity of the disease-free periodic solution. Moreover, we show that the disease is uniformly persistent if vaccination rate is less than . Finally, we discuss the effect of media coverage on controlling disease.