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Title: Reducing the Impact of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Disease by Domestic Animals and Tilapia Fish: A System Dynamics Model
Authors: Kurt, Şeyma
Kesen, Saadettin Erhan
Keywords: Biyoloji
Kimya, Analitik
Kimya, Uygulamalı
Kimya, İnorganik ve Nükleer
Kimya, Tıbbi
Kimya, Organik
Fizik, Uygulamalı
Fizik, Atomik ve Moleküler Kimya
Fizik, Katı Hal
Fizik, Akışkanlar ve Plazma
Fizik, Matematik
Fizik, Nükleer
Fizik, Partiküller ve Alanlar
İstatistik ve Olasılık
Bilgisayar Bilimleri, Yapay Zeka
Bilgisayar Bilimleri, Sibernitik
Bilgisayar Bilimleri, Donanım ve Mimari
Bilgisayar Bilimleri, Bilgi Sistemleri
Bilgisayar Bilimleri, Yazılım Mühendisliği
Bilgisayar Bilimleri, Teori ve Metotlar
Mühendislik, Kimya
İnşaat Mühendisliği
Mühendislik, Elektrik ve Elektronik
Endüstri Mühendisliği
İmalat Mühendisliği
Mühendislik, Makine
Issue Date: 2019
Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to seek ways in reducing incidence of vector borne disease called leishmaniasis on humans. Frequently encountered in East Mediterranean and Southeastern Anatolian region of Turkey due to risk factors including poverty, malnutrition, lack of sanitation and defrostration, leishmaniasis disease is transmitted by sandflies’ (vector) bites to humans. In addition to the zooprophylaxis effect in which domestic animals acting as dead-end hosts are used to alleviate the incidence on humans, we also incorporate the Tilapia fish population into the model to observe its effect in terms of relieving the vector bites on humans. We elaborate dynamic behavior and feedback loop structure of the system under study with three blood meal hosts: rodents, humans, and domestic animals. Proposed model is simulated throughout a period of 1000 days. We conduct sensitivity analysis by changing the rates of vector biting and the number of larvae eaten by Tilapia fish which influence the transmission of the disease. Results indicate that basic reproductive number ??0 and its prevalence in humans decreases as the size of domestic animal and the sandflies larvae eaten by Tilapia fish increases.
ISSN: 2147-1762
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