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Genetic Control of Schistosomiasis: A Mathematical Model

  • Madeleine Fletcher
Part of the Comparative Pathobiology book series (CPATH, volume 8)

Abstract

Genetic manipulation of the intermediate host snails of human-infecting schistosomes has recently attracted interest as a potential method for control of schistosomiasis (Richards, 1970; Woodruff, 1978, 1985). Here I develop a simple mathematical model to illustrate the principles underlying this form of genetic control and to serve as a springboard for a discussion of the effectiveness of this approach.

Keywords

Genetic Control Resistance Allele Schistosoma Mansoni Snail Infection Snail Population 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Madeleine Fletcher
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Epidemiology and Public HealthYale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.Department of Community HealthUniversity of AddisAbebaEthiopia

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