Mathematical Model for The Estimation Of Onchocerca Volvulus Worm Load/Burden in The Body of The Host

  • GCE Mbah
  • CC Asogwa


In this paper, we present a model for the estimation of onchocerca worm
load/burden in the body of the host. Of vital importance to this work is the
estimation of microfilaria load in a given host which has also been modeled,
Mbah(2007). The age of the host, the transmission potential of the vector, the death rate of the larva and the inhibiting factors are all considered in the
model and solved. Analysis of the model is subsequently given.

Keywords: , Hybrid points, Continuous LMM, stiffly stable.

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