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The effect of Wolbachia on dengue outbreaks when dengue is repeatedly introduced

Ndii, Meksianis Z; Allingham, David; Hickson, R I; Glass, Kathryn


Use of the Wolbachia bacterium is a proposed new strategy to reduce dengue transmission, which results in around 390 million individuals infected annually. In places with strong variations in climatic conditions such as temperature and rainfall, dengue epidemics generally occur only at a certain time of the year. Where dengue is not endemic, the time of year in which imported cases enter the population plays a crucial role in determining the likelihood of outbreak occurrence. We use a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016-05-20
Type: Journal article
Source: Theoretical population biology
DOI: 10.1016/j.tpb.2016.05.003


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