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Modelos matematicos de epidemiologia com vetores : simulação da propagação urbana e geografica da dengue

by Takahashi, Lucy Tiemi

Abstract (Summary)
Biological invasion is an important area of research in mathematical biology and so more if it concerns species which are vectors for diseases threatening the public health of Iarge populations. That is certainly the case of Aedes aegypti and the dengue epidemics in South America. Without the prospect of an effective and cheap vaccine in the near horizon any feasibIe public policy to control the dengue epidemics in tropical climates must necessarily include appropriate strategies to minimize the mosquitoes population factor. The present work discusses some mathematical models designed to describe the Aedes aegypti's vital and dispersal dynamics and the effect oí the road transport in a net of cities on dynamics of the propagation of the Aedes aegypti and of the dengue; these studies have as objective to focus the practice of procedures for the minimization of the impacts that the Aedes aegypti exercises as a vector of the dengue. Strategies for invasion containment and its prediction based on measurabIe parameters are analyzed
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Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Wilson Castro Ferreira Jr; Wilson Castro Ferreira Jr. [Orientador]; Silvia Martorano Raimundo; Sidineia Barrozo; Petronio Pulino; Hyun Mo Yang

School:Universidade Estadual de Campinas

School Location:Brazil

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:dengue aedes aegypti equações diferenciais parciais sistemas dinamicos propagação de ondas

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Date of Publication:06/17/2004

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