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Mathematical Models of Dengue Fever
The Session
There is an urgent need for quantitative tools applied to the infection dynamics of emergent and re-emergent diseases. Mathematical modelling enables medical and research workers to discover the likely outcome of an epidemic, or to help determine optimal control strategies against infectious diseases.

In this public lecture, recorded on 24 October 2007, an original mathematical model of dengue transmission is presented. The model takes into account the impact of temperature increase on the Aedes mosquito population. The model is tested against real data from Singapore and it explains a number of epidemiological features of the last epidemics.

This lecture was part of a week-long workshop. Complete programme details may be found on the workshop website.
The Speaker
Professor Eduardo Massad Professor Eduardo Massad is Professor of Medical Informatics at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil and has been an Honorary Professor of Infectious and Tropical Diseases at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine since 2003.

He visited Singapore in 2005 as the inaugural Courage Fund Visiting Professor of Infectious Disease and Epidemiology. His present visit is also sponsored by the Courage Fund. Professor Massad's main research interests are in Medical Informatics and Mathematical Biology.

He is a world-renowned specialist in the field of infectious disease epidemiology and the mathematical modeling of infectious diseases. He has done a wide range of modeling work spanning Dengue, Yellow Fever, Hepatitis A, vaccine preventable diseases, parasitology, HIV and antimicrobial resistance.
Presentation

  • Introduction, Address, Q&A
    [Audio quality is somewhat inconsistent.]
    Presenter(s): Professor Eduardo Massad
    Duration: 55 minutes
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Perspective

"The worst outbreak of dengue fever in years has hit Southeast Asia, prompting the World Health Organization to call for better prevention campaigns as experts question whether global warming is partly to blame."

- International Herald Tribune, Oct 2007
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