A force-of-infection model for onchocerciasis and its applications in the epidemiological evaluation of the Onchocerciasis Control Programme in the Volta River basin area.

@article{Remme1986AFM,
  title={A force-of-infection model for onchocerciasis and its applications in the epidemiological evaluation of the Onchocerciasis Control Programme in the Volta River basin area.},
  author={J Remme and Ousseynou Ba and K. Yankum Dadzie and Matthew Karam},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={1986},
  volume={64 5},
  pages={667-81}
}
A simple force-of-infection model for onchocerciasis has been developed for a study of the age-specific epidemiological trends during a period of vector control in the Onchocerciasis Control Programme in the Volta River basin area (OCP). The most important factors included in the model are the longevity of an infection, the aspect of super-infection, age-specific exposure, and the intensity of transmission during the pre-control period. The aim of the study was to determine the most appropriate… CONTINUE READING
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