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Challenges in modeling complexity of neglected tropical diseases: a review of dynamics of visceral leishmaniasis in resource limited settings


Abstract Neglected tropical diseases (NTD), account for a large proportion of the global disease burden, and their control faces several challenges including diminishing human and financial resources for those distressed from such diseases. Visceral leishmaniasis (VL), the second-largest parasitic killer (after malaria) and an NTD affects poor populations and causes considerable cost to the affected individuals. Mathematical models can serve as a critical and cost-effective tool for understanding VL dynamics, however, complex array of socio-economic factors affecting its dynamics need to be identified and appropriately incorporated within a dynamical modeling framework. This study reviews literature on vector-borne diseases and collects challenges a... (more)
Created Date 2017-09-18
Contributor DebRoy, Swati (Author) / Prosper, Olivia (Author) / Mishoe, Austin (Author) / Mubayi, Anuj (ASU author) / School of Human Evolution and Social Change / Simon M. Levin Mathematical, Computational and Modeling Sciences Center
Series EMERGING THEMES IN EPIDEMIOLOGY
Type Text
Extent 14 pages
Language English
Identifier DOI: 10.1186/s12982-017-0065-3 / ISSN: 1742-7622
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Citation Debroy, S., Prosper, O., Mishoe, A., & Mubayi, A. (2017). Challenges in modeling complexity of neglected tropical diseases: a review of dynamics of visceral leishmaniasis in resource limited settings. Emerging Themes in Epidemiology, 14(1). doi:10.1186/s12982-017-0065-3
Note The electronic version of this article is the complete one and can be found online at: https://ete-online.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12982-017-0065-3
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