Location: Arthropod-Borne Animal Diseases Research
Project Number: 5430-32000-003-24
Start Date: Sep 01, 2011
End Date: Aug 31, 2014
Mathematical models that incorporate disease vector transmission parameters will be used to determine the mortality and morbidity during disease epidemics. Specifically, 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.