From Primate to Vectors to Humans: Understanding the underlying mechanisms of disease transmission and control
Monday, June 14 at 09:30am (PDT)Monday, June 14 at 05:30pm (BST)Tuesday, June 15 01:30am (KST)
Folashade Agusto (University of Kansas, United States), Majid Bani Yaghoub (University of Missouri Kansas City, United States)
Infectious diseases are a leading cause of death worldwide, particularly in low-income countries, especially in young children. Infectious diseases are caused by different agents such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa, and helminths. Some of these disease agents are transmitted through the bites of infected arthropods such as mosquitoes, ticks, and sandflies on human or primate, or simply transmitted in close quarters with an infected human. Mathematical models of infectious diseases have led to useful insight into the dynamics and control of diseases such has Zika, malaria, dengue, TB, HIV, and rabies, etc. Modeling of infectious diseases will therefore be of importance to the public health sector, and the economy. Although numerous mathematical models of infectious disease abound, deeper insight is required to understanding the dynamic nature of these diseases particularly the emerging and re-emerging diseases. It is, therefore, important to review and improve our understanding of the underlying modeling mechanisms and study approaches of these infectious diseases as well as their subsequent implications for disease control.