Some rigorous results for the stacked contact process

Nicolas Lanchier, Yuan Zhang
2016 Latin American Journal of Probability and Mathematical Statistics  
The stacked contact process is a stochastic model for the spread of an infection within a population of hosts located on the d-dimensional integer lattice. Regardless of whether they are healthy or infected, hosts give birth and die at the same rate and in accordance to the evolution rules of the neutral multitype contact process. The infection is transmitted both vertically from infected parents to their offspring and horizontally from infected hosts to nearby healthy hosts. The population
more » ... The population survives if and only if the common birth rate of healthy and infected hosts exceeds the critical value of the basic contact process. The main purpose of this work is to study the existence of a phase transition between extinction and persistence of the infection in the parameter region where the hosts survive.
doi:10.30757/alea.v13-08 fatcat:qi4rlse445eo3gsixj533z2lnq