Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Dynamic of West Nile Virus transmission considering several coexisting avian populations|
|Abstract:||West Nile Virus is an arthropod-borne flavivirus that appeared for the first time in New York City in the summer of 1999 and then spread prolifically within birds, with over 200 species having been infected. Mammals, such as humans and horses, do not develop sufficiently high bloodstream titers to play a significant role in transmission, which is a reason for considering the mosquito-bird cycle. In this paper we propose a model to study bird involvement in transmitting West Nile Virus using a system of ordinary differential equations considering the mosquito and several avian populations. A threshold value R(0), depending on the model's parameters, is obtained that determines the disease level and allows us to propose possible control strategies. We determine the effects regarding the disease transmission considering the coexistence of two bird species, and then generalize this taking into account several bird species. We conclude that knowledge of the relative abundance of several bird species allows us to estimate with accuracy the risk for overall West Nile Virus transmission. Also, the establishment of the disease at an endemic level can be explained by the interaction between responsible populations of birds and mosquitoes. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.|
|Subject:||West Nile Virus|
|Editor:||Pergamon-elsevier Science Ltd|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.