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Population dynamics of mosquito-borne disease: persistence in a completely heterogeneous environment.
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PMID:  2897726     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We investigate the persistence of a mosquito-borne disease (malaria) in a system where mosquitoes and hosts are grouped in patches containing any number of individuals. A mosquito from any one of vector patches can bite, and take blood meals, in any one of m host patches. We confirm our earlier result (C. Dye and G. Hasibeder, 1986, Trans. R. Soc. Trop. Med. Hyg. 80, 69-77) that nonhomogeneous host selection by mosquitoes leads to basic reproductive rates (which measure the persistence of infection in the system) greater than or equal to those obtained under uniform host selection. We find, in addition, that strong associations between particular groups of mosquitoes and hosts lead to still higher basic reproductive rates. Exacting fieldwork would be required to find out how much higher.
G Hasibeder; C Dye
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Theoretical population biology     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0040-5809     ISO Abbreviation:  Theor Popul Biol     Publication Date:  1988 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-07-14     Completed Date:  1988-07-14     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0256422     Medline TA:  Theor Popul Biol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  31-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
Abteilung für Mathematische Biologie, Technische Universität Wien, Austria.
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MeSH Terms
Culicidae / parasitology*
Insect Vectors*
Malaria / transmission*
Models, Biological*
Population Dynamics

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