A survey of basic reproductive ratios in vector-borne disease transmission modeling

E. Soewono, Dipo Aldila

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Vector-borne diseases are commonly known in tropical and subtropical countries. These diseases have contributed to more than 10% of world infectious disease cases. Among the vectors responsible for transmitting the diseases are mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, flies, bugs and worms. Several of the diseases are known to contribute to the increasing threat to human health such as malaria, dengue, filariasis, chikungunya, west nile fever, yellow fever, encephalistis, and anthrax. It is necessary to understand the real process of infection, factors which contribute to the complication of the transmission in order to come up with a good and sound mathematical model. Although it is not easy to simulate the real transmission process of the infection, we could say that almost all models have been developed from the already long known Host-Vector model. It constitutes the main transmission processes i.e. birth, death, infection and recovery. From this simple model, the basic concepts of Disease Free and Endemic Equilibria and Basic Reproductive Ratio can be well explained and understood. Theoretical, modeling, control and treatment aspects of disease transmission problems have then been developed for various related diseases. General construction as well as specific forms of basic reproductive ratios for vector-borne diseases are discusses here.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSymposium on Biomathematics, SYMOMATH 2014
EditorsThomas Gotz, Agus Suryanto
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780735412934
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event2nd International Symposium on Biomathematics, SYMOMATH 2014 - Malang, East Java, Indonesia
Duration: 31 Aug 20142 Sept 2014

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Conference2nd International Symposium on Biomathematics, SYMOMATH 2014
CityMalang, East Java


  • Infected
  • Reproductive ratio
  • Susceptible
  • infectious


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