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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Estimation of the basic reproducibility number for American tegumentary leishmaniasis in two sites in northeastern Salta Province, Argentina
Author: Rosales, JC
Yang, HM
Abstract: A SIR-type deterministic mathematical model for three hosts is applied to analyze the transmission process for American tegumentary leishmaniasis in Rio Blanco and Las Carmelitas, located in northeastern Salta Province, Argentina, and to derive the expression for the baseline reproducibility number R-o. The model is implemented in the MATLAB environment, and based on data from endemic areas, simulations are performed and numerical estimations of R-o are obtained. Rio Blanco shows R-o = 4.689 and Las Carmelitas R-o = 1.948. By studying the model numerically, we also estimate the force of infection, namely 0.239 and 0.171 (unit 1/year), respectively. The simulations show that in Rio Blanco, the endemic phase was more sustained than the inter-epidemic phase in Las Carmelitas. The estimations of these epidemiological parameters indicate where the Ministry of Health and Provincial Health Department will experience greater difficulty in controlling and eradicating the disease.
Subject: cutaneous leishmaniasis
mathematical model
infection
Country: Brasil
Editor: Cadernos Saude Publica
Rights: aberto
Date Issue: 2007
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