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dc.contributor.authorLunde, Torleif Markusseneng
dc.contributor.authorKorecha, Diribaeng
dc.contributor.authorLoha Shumbullo, Eskindireng
dc.contributor.authorSorteberg, Asgeireng
dc.contributor.authorLindtjørn, Bernteng
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-28T12:42:39Z
dc.date.available2013-10-28T12:42:39Z
dc.date.issued2013-01-23eng
dc.identifier.citationMalaria Journal 12(1):28eng
dc.identifier.issn1475-2875eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1956/7437
dc.description.abstract<p>Background: Most of the current biophysical models designed to address the large-scale distribution of malaria assume that transmission of the disease is independent of the vector involved. Another common assumption in these type of model is that the mortality rate of mosquitoes is constant over their life span and that their dispersion is negligible. Mosquito models are important in the prediction of malaria and hence there is a need for a realistic representation of the vectors involved.</p><p>Results: We construct a biophysical model including two competing species, Anopheles gambiae s.s. and Anopheles arabiensis. Sensitivity analysis highlight the importance of relative humidity and mosquito size, the initial conditions and dispersion, and a rarely used parameter, the probability of finding blood. We also show that the assumption of exponential mortality of adult mosquitoes does not match the observed data, and suggest that an age dimension can overcome this problem.</p><p>Conclusions: This study highlights some of the assumptions commonly used when constructing mosquito-malaria models and presents a realistic model of An. gambiae s.s. and An. arabiensis and their interaction. This new mosquito model, OMaWa, can improve our understanding of the dynamics of these vectors, which in turn can be used to understand the dynamics of malaria.</p>eng
dc.language.isoengeng
dc.publisherBioMed Centraleng
dc.relation.ispartof<a href="http://hdl.handle.net/1956/7442" target="blank">On the dynamics of two efficient malaria vectors of the Afrotropical region: Anopheles gambiae s.s. and Anopheles arabiensis</a>eng
dc.rightsAttribution CC BYeng
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/eng
dc.subjectAnopheles gambiae complexeng
dc.subjectModeleng
dc.subjectMalariaeng
dc.titleA dynamic model of some malaria-transmitting anopheline mosquitoes of the Afrotropical region. I. Model description and sensitivity analysiseng
dc.typeJournal articleeng
dc.typePeer reviewedeng
dc.date.updated2013-08-23T08:55:37Z
dc.description.versionPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2013 Lunde et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.
dc.rights.holderTorleif Lunde et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.eng
dc.type.versionpublishedVersioneng
bora.peerreviewedPeer reviewedeng
bora.journalTitleMalaria Journaleng
bibo.volume12eng
bibo.issue1eng
bibo.pageStart28eng
bibo.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1475-2875-12-28eng
dc.identifier.cristinID1009042eng
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1475-2875-12-28
dcterms.isPartOfhttp://hdl.handle.net/1956/7442


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