Random Interactions

A simple model for the transmission of malaria

by Dr. Adriana Dickman (Pontificia Univ. Catolica de Minas Gerais, Brazil)

Thursday, November 19, 2009 from to (Asia/Kolkata)
at Colaba Campus ( A-304 )
We study a simple lattice model describing the transmission of
malaria.  The transmission of the disease to humans occurs through contact with an infected mosquito, while a healthy mosquito can become infected through contact with an infected human.  Recovered individuals are susceptible to re-infection.  The mosquitoes diffuse through the lattice, spreading the disease.  We show preliminary results for the model obtained via site approximation (mean-field theory).
Organised by Prof. Deepak Dhar