malaria, modeling. math, ngwa, shu
Malaria is a vector borne disease that has been plaguing mankind since before recorded history. The disease is carried by three subspecies of mosquitoes Anopheles gambiae, Anopheles arabiensis and Anopheles funestu. These mosquitoes carry one of four type of Plasmodium specifically: P. falciparum, P. vivax, P. malariae or P. ovale. The disease is a killer; the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that about 40% of the world's total populations live in areas where malaria is an endemic disease and as global warming occurs, endemic malaria will spread to more areas. The malaria parasite kills a child every 30 seconds. In Africa alone, as many as one million children die annually from malaria before they reach the age of 5. The World Health Organization has an estimate of 100-200 million victims annually. Malaria has many mathematical models and this paper will examine several different models in order to achieve a greater understanding of this disease.
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Plemmons, William, "A Mathematical Study Of Malaria Models Of Ross And Ngwa" (2006). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 783.