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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: EFFICIENT MITIGATION STRATEGIES FOR RIFT VALLEY FEVER EPIDEMICS

Location: Arthropod-Borne Animal Diseases Research

2012 Annual Report


1a.Objectives (from AD-416):
Develop a stochastic version of the Rift Valley Fever model. The model will be used to evaluate mitigation strategies to reduce mortality and morbidity during Rift Valley Fever epidemics.


1b.Approach (from AD-416):
A stochastic Rift Valley Fever model will be developed that incorporates humans, livestock, and mosquito species. The model will consider mosquito and cattle population fluctuations based on movement and environmental factors. After establishing and validating the model, mitigation strategies will be evaluated for feasibility.


3.Progress Report:

Please refer to the report for the parent project for research accomplishments.


Last Modified: 7/25/2014
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