Modelling vertical transmission in vector-borne diseases with applications to Rift Valley fever.


We present two ordinary differential equation models for Rift Valley fever (RVF) transmission in cattle and mosquitoes. We extend existing models for vector-borne diseases to include an asymptomatic host class and vertical transmission in vectors. We define the basic reproductive number, ℛ(0), and analyse the existence and stability of equilibrium points… (More)
DOI: 10.1080/17513758.2012.733427


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