Malaria is a vector-borne disease that has affected humans and other animals for a long time and which has shown high prevalence among different populations. During the beginning of the 20th century, Sir Ronald Ross and George Macdonald developed a model that represents the spread of malaria through the interaction...
Malaria is the world’s most important parasitic infectious disease, and is a major cause of mortality and morbidity in many developing countries. In this dissertation I study the interaction of malaria and economic development at both the macro- and micro-economic levels.
In the first essay I examine the economic impact...
This study describes and quantifies some microprocesses of malaria
transmission including blood vessel location by Anopheles stephensi and
sporozoites delivery of An. stephensi infected by Plasmodium berghei. The
study models the effects of malaria parasite-induced changes in probing
behavior and mosquito mortality on disease transmisson. Finally, host, vector,
Two epidemiological studies, designed to expand our knowledge of morbidity and
mortality indicators concerning malaria and Bacillus Calmette-Guerin vaccination in the
Hospital Albert Schweitzer health district located in Central Haiti's Artibonite Valley, are
presented. The hospital serves a rural population of 190,000 in its 610 square mile
district. A large...