Event Detail

Event Type: 
Mathematical Biology Seminar
Date/Time: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 16:00 to 17:00
Location: 
GILK 115
Abstract: 

Malaria is a life-threatening, vector-borne disease that puts 3.2 billion people at risk of infection every year. Previous work by Cosner et al. (2009) studied how malaria can spread through a population by using a multi-patch Ross-Macdonald model with population migration. In this presentation, we build on Cosner et al.'s work studying an Eulerian migration model. Part of our analysis aims to provide alternative control measures that involve minimizing the basic reproduction number by providing conditions on the migration of human and/or vector populations among the patches.