Integrative models of bat rabies immunology, epizootiology and disease demography.

  title={Integrative models of bat rabies immunology, epizootiology and disease demography.},
  author={Dobromir T. Dimitrov and Thomas G. Hallam and Charles E. Rupprecht and Amy S. Turmelle and Gary F McCracken},
  journal={Journal of theoretical biology},
  volume={245 3},
Bats are natural reservoirs of rabies. We address the maintenance of the disease in bat colonies by developing individual and population models that generate indicators of risk of rabies to bats, that provide dynamic estimates of effects of rabies on population densities, and that suggest consequences of viral exposures and infections in bats relative to physiological and ecological characteristics of bats in different habitats. We present individual models (within host) for the immune… CONTINUE READING
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