Vector-borne diseases and the basic reproduction number: a case study of African horse sickness.

@article{Lord1996VectorborneDA,
  title={Vector-borne diseases and the basic reproduction number: a case study of African horse sickness.},
  author={Carol C Lord and Mark E. J. Woolhouse and J. A. P. Heesterbeek and Philip Scott Mellor},
  journal={Medical and veterinary entomology},
  year={1996},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={19-28}
}
The basic reproduction number, R0, can be used to determine factors important in the ability of a disease to invade or persist. We show how this number can be derived or estimated for vector-borne diseases with different complicating factors. African horse sickness is a viral disease transmitted mainly by the midge Culicoides imicola. We use this as an example of such a vector-transmitted disease where latent periods, seasonality in vector populations, and multiple host types may be important… CONTINUE READING

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