Models for Vector-Borne Parasitic Diseases
They still figure among the health problems of highest priority in most countries outside Europe, North America and Australia;
They require specialized measures for prevention which are mostly directed against the vector populations with an aim to reduce contact between humans or contacts between the reservoir population(s) and humans;
The factors which regulate their transmission are usually known qualitatively so that dynamic modelling has a sound basis to start from;
Many quantitative problems have to be solved before alternative methods for prevention and control (already existing or to be developed) can be evaluated in a rational way.
KeywordsBreeding Site Parasite Density Inoculation Rate Contact Rate Parasite Population
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