A Population Dynamics Model of Mosquito-Borne Disease Transmission, Focusing on Mosquitoes’ Biased Distribution and Mosquito Repellent Use

Dipo Aldila, Hiromi Seno

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Abstract

We present an improved mathematical model of population dynamics of mosquito-borne disease transmission. Our model considers the effect of mosquito repellent use and the mosquito’s behavior or attraction to the infected human, which cause mosquitoes’ biased distribution around the human population. Our analysis of the model clearly shows the existence of thresholds for mosquito repellent efficacy and its utilization rate in the human population with respect to the elimination of mosquito-borne diseases. Further, the results imply that the suppression of mosquito-borne diseases becomes more difficult when the mosquitoes’ distribution is biased to a greater extent around the human population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4977-5008
Number of pages32
JournalBulletin of Mathematical Biology
Volume81
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Dec 1

Keywords

  • Mosquito repellent
  • Mosquito-borne disease
  • Mosquitoes’ biased distribution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Immunology
  • Mathematics(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Pharmacology
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics

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