Dec 1, 1975

Theoretical considerations in the vector control of filariasis

The Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health
R H Webber

Abstract

In order to assist in assessing progress of vector control of filariasis a theoretical model is constructed, using retrospective data on infected persons removed to a vector-free situation. This shows that the decrease of microfilaraemia is not regular, but is gradual for the first 3 years and then more rapid, reaching zero at about 10 years. An estimate is made of the level to which the vector must be reduced before transmission of filariasis ceases, showing that the degree of efficiency required is considerably less than for malaria.

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Theoretical Model
Malaria
Malaria Vaccines
Filaria bancrofti
Microfilaria
Retrospective Studies
Culicidae
Insecticides
Mosquito Control
Mathematics

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