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Comparative analysis of dengue versus chikungunya outbreaks in Costa Rica
For decades, dengue virus has been a cause of major public health concern in Costa Rica, due to its landscape and climatic conditions that favor the circumstances in which the vector, Aedes aegypti, thrives. The emergence ...
Drinking as an epidemic - a simple mathematical model with recovery and relapse
This chapter discusses a simple mathematical model of drinking lapse. Problem drinking is modeled as an acquired state - the result of frequent or intense interactions among individuals in three drinking states within a ...
Vertical Transmission in a Two-Strain Model of Dengue Fever
The role of vertical transmission in vectors has rarely been addressed in the study of dengue dynamics and control, in part because it was not considered a critical population-level factor. In this paper, we apply the ...
The role of short-term immigration on disease dynamics: An SIR model with age-structure
El rol de la inmigración en periodos cortos sobre la dinámica de enfermedades: un modelo sir con estructura de edad
We formulate an age-structured nonlinear partial differential equation model that features short-term immigration effects in a population. Individuals can immigrate into the population as any of the three stages in the ...