MATHEMATICAL-MODELING AND THEORY FOR ESTIMATING THE BASIC REPRODUCTION NUMBER OF CANINE LEISHMANIASIS
UNSPECIFIED. (1992) MATHEMATICAL-MODELING AND THEORY FOR ESTIMATING THE BASIC REPRODUCTION NUMBER OF CANINE LEISHMANIASIS. PARASITOLOGY, 105 (Part 1). pp. 43-53. ISSN 0031-1820Full text not available from this repository.
The paper describes a mathematical model for canine leishmaniasis and presents formulae which can be used to estimate the basic reproduction number, R0. The primary concern has been to devise methods of estimation which make best use of those data most easily obtained by fieldwork, e.g. surveys of prevalence in dog (by age) and sandfly populations. A range of formulae are,offered which are more or less demanding of data, and which consequently give more or less precise estimates of R0. They include methods for assessing the influence on R0 of heterogeneous biting rates of sandflies on dogs, in which the essence of heterogeneous transmission can be captured merely by measuring relative rather than absolute contact rates.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QL Zoology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||PARASITOLOGY|
|Publisher:||CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS|
|Official Date:||August 1992|
|Number of Pages:||11|
|Page Range:||pp. 43-53|
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