Modeling the Effects of Relapse in the Transmission Dynamics of Malaria Parasites
Plasmodium transmission dynamics. (a) Illustration of the natural history of infection with the P. vivax parasite. The variables represent a classification of the population at any given age and time into six states: completely susceptible (); clinical malaria resulting from an infection in a completely susceptible individual (); recovered with clinical immunity without any hypnozoites (); mild or asymptomatic infection resulting from exposure of recovered individuals (); recovered with a certain degree of clinical immunity, carrying hypnozoites (); recovered with clinical immunity, carrying hypnozoites (). Description and values for the parameters can be found in Table 1. (b) P. falciparum transmission dynamics. This is a subset of the previous system which is retrieved by making .
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