The Effects of Classical Trapping on the Control of Malaria Transmission Pages 434-440

The Effects of Classical Trapping on the Control of Malaria Transmission
Pages 434-440Creative Commons License

Zhenbu Zhang, Tor A. Kwembe and Xing Yang

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.6000/1927-5129.2016.12.67
Published: 18 November 2016

Abstract: This paper investigates the effects of classical trapping on the control of malaria transmission. The Ross-Macdonald model is modified and a trapping probability function is introduced to construct a partial differential equation (PDE) system. The proof of existence and uniqueness of solution of density functions to the PDE system is given, numerical simulation results based on Gaussian distribution and exponential distribution are obtained for the solutions, and graphical representations of solutions are shown and interpreted.

Keywords: Trapping Probability, Ross-Macdonald Model, Gaussian Distribution, Mosquito Density, Malaria.