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dc.contributor.advisor Bañuelos, Dr. Selenne
dc.contributor.author Ferguson, Vincent
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-04T20:25:19Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-04T20:25:19Z
dc.date.issued 2018-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/203376
dc.description.abstract Exploring the Effects of Wolbachia-infected Mosquitoes on the Spread of the Zika Virus by Vincent Ferguson Recent efforts to stop the spread of Zika, a vector-borne disease, through pesticides and insecticides have not been successful. Research has shown that Zika can be spread via the Aedes aegypti mosquito and human sexual contact. We examine how the use of Wolbachia as a form of control can reduce the transmission rate between infectious mosquitoes and susceptible humans. Through analysis of our mathematical model, we find the reproductive number of Zika before and after including Wolbachia into our calculations. With this model, we are able to run simulations to show how fast Zika can spread in a population. Using local sensitivity analysis, we study how changes in different parameter values affect the reproductive number. en_US
dc.format.extent 37 en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher California State University Channel Islands en_US
dc.subject Mathematics thesis en_US
dc.subject Zika en_US
dc.subject Mathematical epidemiology en_US
dc.subject Wolbachia en_US
dc.subject Mathematical modeling en_US
dc.title Exploring the Effects of Wolbachia-infected Mosquitoes on the Spread of the Zika Virus en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Flores, Dr. Cynthia
dc.contributor.committeeMember Kryshchenko, Dr. Alona
dc.contributor.committeeMember Shapiro, Dr. Joseph

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