Biomathematics Seminar December 4th 2008
Biomath Graduate Student
North Carolina State University
Since its introduction into the United States in 1999, West Nile virus (WNV) has spread rapidly across the country, resulting in a large number of equine infections and deaths. An equine vaccine for WNV has been developed, but the efficacy of this control measure has not been analyzed. This work is an attempt to formulate and analyze a mathematical model for the transmission of WNV infection among vector (mosquito), avian, and equine populations with the inclusion of this control measure...