research data . Dataset . 2017

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  • Published: 10 Apr 2017
<div><p>Certain strains of the endosymbiont <em>Wolbachia</em> have the potential to lower the vectorial capacity of mosquito populations and assist in controlling a number of mosquito-borne diseases. An important consideration when introducing <em>Wolbachia-</em>carrying mosquitoes into natural populations is the minimisation of any transient increase in disease risk or biting nuisance. This may be achieved by predominantly releasing male mosquitoes. To explore this, we use a sex-structured model of <em>Wolbachia-</em>mosquito interactions. We first show that <em>Wolbachia</em> spread can be initiated with very few infected females provided the infection freque...
Medical Subject Headings: parasitic diseasesfungibiochemical phenomena, metabolism, and nutritionbacteria
free text keywords: Ecology, strategies, introducing, mosquito-borne, diseases
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