In this paper a regenerative argument is used to derive an expression for the expectation of the integral under the stochastic path of a birth-death Markov process up to extinction time as well as for the expected time to extinction. Some applications to classical-birth-death processes are given.
BACKGROUND Current Chagas disease vector control strategies, based on chemical insecticide spraying, are growingly threatened by the emergence of pyrethroid-resistant Triatoma infestans populations in the Gran Chaco region of South America. METHODOLOGY AND FINDINGS We have already shown that the entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana has the ability… (More)
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.3402/gha.v9.28026.].