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|Title: ||Modelling the effect of treatment and mosquito control on malaria transmission|
|Authors: ||Tumwiine, J.|
Luboobi, Livingstone S.
Mugisha, J. Y. T.
|Keywords: ||Developmental period|
|Issue Date: ||7-Jun-2006 |
|Abstract: ||We consider a community to which there is an epidemic due to malaria lasting for a short time. The feedback dynamics from mosquito to man and back to mosquito involves considerable delays, mostly due to the developmental periods of the several forms of the parasite. The models formulated involve delays in the development of immature mosquitoes into adult mosquitoes that transmit malaria.The results of the model show that the bigger the proportion of young mosquitoes that survive the development period, the higher the susceptible vector population and the lower the susceptible human host population. The role of treatment of infected human host indicates that small duration of sickness in the population (early treatment) ensures bigger susceptible human population.|
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