Effects of Mosquitoes Host Choice on Optimal Intervention Strategies for Malaria Control
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- Buonomo, B. & Vargas-De-León, C. Acta Appl Math (2014) 132: 127. doi:10.1007/s10440-014-9894-z
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We consider a mathematical model for malaria transmission which takes into account of the increase of host’s attractiveness to mosquitoes when the host harbours the parasite’s gametocytes. We investigate how this behavioral manipulation by malaria parasite may impact the optimal interventions targeted to infectious humans like treatment and screening activities. In particular, our analysis suggests that it may produce an increase of total costs associated to the disease and its control.