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A network model for control of dengue epidemic using sterile insect technique

Arti Mishra Benjamin Ambrosio Sunita Gakkhar M. A. Aziz-Alaoui

*Corresponding author: Arti Mishra mishraarti21@gmail.com

MBE2018,2,441doi:10.3934/mbe.2018020

In this paper, a network model has been proposed to control dengue disease transmission considering host-vector dynamics in $n$ patches. The control of mosquitoes is performed by SIT. In SIT, the male insects are sterilized in the laboratory and released into the environment to control the number of offsprings. The basic reproduction number has been computed. The existence and stability of various states have been discussed. The bifurcation diagram has been plotted to show the existence and stability regions of disease-free and endemic states for an isolated patch. The critical level of sterile male mosquitoes has been obtained for the control of disease. The basic reproduction number for $n$ patch network model has been computed. It is evident from numerical simulations that SIT control in one patch may control the disease in the network having two/three patches with suitable coupling among them.

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