2011 - 3:30 p.m. Somdatta Sinha,
Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology, Hyderabad Spatiotemporal description and modelling of Malaria
Malaria is one of the major
vector-borne diseases causing mortality in many
parts of the world, including the Indian subcontinent.
In this talk, I will first present the available
disease prevalence data from different parts of
India, and demonstrate the prevalence of the disease
in space and time to arrive at some important features
of its distribution. I will then discuss, in brief,
an epidemiological compartment model that can describe
Malaria prevalence data in different cities of India
with varied environmental factors. I will also describe
a statistical approach to model these data sets.