Interaction between malaria parasites and the host immune system

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    This chapter introduces elementary concepts in disease modeling and lays thefoundation for the other chapters. The chapter introduces the concept of positivityof solutions to ensure that the dynamics of the model make biological sense for allt ≤ 0. Epidemiological and immunological investigations do not necessarily requireexact solutions to the model equations which are usually nonlinear. A very importantthreshold called the reproduction number or reproduction ration is calculated andthis number is used to determine the stability of equilibria. The chapter illustrates theconcepts with an example from immunology.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationA Treatise of Biological Models
    PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
    Pages1-8
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)9781622573905
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012

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    Malaria
    Immune System
    Immunology
    Reproduction number
    Stability of Equilibria
    Interaction
    Modeling
    Model
    Concepts

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Mathematics(all)

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    Lungu, E. M. (2012). Interaction between malaria parasites and the host immune system. In A Treatise of Biological Models (pp. 1-8). Nova Science Publishers, Inc..
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