On the application of mathematical models of schistosome transmission dynamics. I. Natural transmission.

@article{Woolhouse1991OnTA,
  title={On the application of mathematical models of schistosome transmission dynamics. I. Natural transmission.},
  author={Mark E. J. Woolhouse},
  journal={Acta tropica},
  year={1991},
  volume={49 4},
  pages={241-70}
}
The many mathematical models of the transmission dynamics of schistosomes that have been published since 1965 have had little impact on field studies or on the design of schistosome control programmes. At least in part, this is due to limited interaction between theoretician and field worker, resulting in unrealistic models that are not easily applied to field data. This review aims to make explicit the assumptions and limitations of existing models and their relationships with field data. A… CONTINUE READING