Vector-Borne Disease Dynamics




Vector-borne diseases, such as malaria, Dengue, Zika, West Nile, Leishmaniasis, Yellow Fever and Lyme disease, constitute about 17% of infectious diseases of humans. Numerous factors, such as climate change, land-use changes, human mobility, urbanization, resistance to insecticide used in vector control and resistance of disease parasites to drug therapies etc., play a major role in the population abundance of the vectors of these diseases, and, consequently, the diseases they cause. This special session will bring together a group of established and up-and-coming modelers and public health practitioners to discuss the state-of-the-art advances made in the mathematical modeling of vector-borne diseases of major public health significance, and to discuss some of the current challenges faced.

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