Assessing the Impact of Vaccination on Controlling the Spread of Human Scabies

Bhunu, C. P. (2013) Assessing the Impact of Vaccination on Controlling the Spread of Human Scabies.

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This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License,which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.,Scabies is among the infestations almost forgotten due to its association with poor communities. We formulate a deterministic model to assess the possible impact vaccination will have on scabies control.The Descartes?s rule of signs is used to show the nature of the endemic equilibria. Analysis of the reproduction number and numerical simulations suggest that vaccination in addition to treatment will help greatly in reducing the spread of scabies infestation.This suggests there is a strong need for researchers to come up with a possible vaccine in that order to effectively control scabies especially among the disadvantaged communities.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Human Scabies,vaccination
Divisions: Universities > State Universities > National University of Science and Technology
Depositing User: Mr. Edmore Sibanda
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2015 02:02
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2015 02:02

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