Modeling tick-borne disease: a metapopulation model.

  title={Modeling tick-borne disease: a metapopulation model.},
  author={Holly D. Gaff and Louis J. Gross},
  journal={Bulletin of mathematical biology},
  volume={69 1},
Recent increases in reported outbreaks of tick-borne diseases have led to increased interest in understanding and controlling epidemics involving these transmission vectors. Mathematical disease models typically assume constant population size and spatial homogeneity. For tick-borne diseases, these assumptions are not always valid. The disease model presented here incorporates non-constant population sizes and spatial heterogeneity utilizing a system of differential equations that may be… CONTINUE READING