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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

Project Number: 5430-32000-003-17
Project Type: Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: May 01, 2011
End Date: Apr 30, 2013

Objective:
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.

Approach:
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.

Last Modified: 9/22/2014
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