Location: Arthropod-borne Animal Diseases Research
Project Number: 3020-32000-003-17-N
Project Type: Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: May 1, 2011
End Date: Apr 30, 2013
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.
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.