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Title: Cross-immunity in multi-strain infectious diseases
Author: Chamchod, Farida
ISNI:       0000 0004 2687 0530
Awarding Body: University of Bath
Current Institution: University of Bath
Date of Award: 2010
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The goal of this study is to try to understand multi-strain diseases with the presence of cross-immunity by using mathematical models and other mathematical tools. Cross-immunity occurs when a host who is exposed to one disease, or one strain of a disease, develops resistance or partial resistance to related diseases or strains. It is an important factor in the epidemiology of diseases prone to mutation. This work includes modelling influenza in both presence and absence of controls. It also includes modelling malaria when cross-species immunity is present. In addition, vector-bias of mosquitoes to infected humans is also studied in the single-strain malaria model.
Supervisor: Britton, Nicholas Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Cross-immunity ; multi-strain diseases