Human migrations and mosquito-borne diseases in Africa

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The efficacy of border screening as a prophylactic measure against mosquito-borne diseases in Africa depends on the value of the lower bound of the basic reproduction number. If this lower bound is greater than one, then border screening may be ineffective. In this case, the best prophylaxis is to isolate and treat patients in their region of residence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-146
Number of pages24
JournalMathematical Population Studies
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2 2016


  • basic reproduction number
  • border screening
  • human migrations
  • local level control
  • mosquito-borne diseases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Demography
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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