Spread of Malaria by Anopheles Gambiae Mosquitoes

 

Autor: Friedemann Sebastian Winkler

Erstkorrektor: Prof. Dr. Stefan Pickl, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Fakultät für Informatik, Institut für Theoretische Informatik, Mathematik und Operations Research

Zweitkorrektor: Dr. Erik Kropat, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Fakultät für Informatik, Institut für Theoretische Informatik, Mathematik und Operations Research

Abgabe: Juni 2011

Abstract

Malaria claims millions of casualties every year, mostly in the tropics. To get this situation under control several countermeasures like bed nets, in- and outdoor spraying or larvicides can be applied. In order to predict the consequences of different countermeasures and to select the most effective one a mathematical model for the malaria epidemiology is needed. Recent developments in computer technology make it possible to create models detailed enough to deal with the complexity arising from the interdependencies of humans, mosquitoes and environment.
Two general approaches, dynamic systems and agent based models, can be distinguished. This paper shortly deals with the advantages and disadvantages of both approaches, describes a possible agent based model specialized on the Anopheles Gambiae vector in detail and demonstrates the impact of malaria countermeasures in form of simulation results.

Gesamte Arbeit

Die gesamte Arbeit steht hier zum Download bereit:

pdf, 1131kb