On the Possible Role of Onchocerciasis Treatment Exclusion Group and Refusals as Reservioir Host Towards the Development of Drug Resistance
AbstractIn this study, we introduce and analyze two-structured model for the possible role of Onchocerciasis treatment exclusion group and the refusals as reservioir host towards the development of drug resistance. The model assumes that the rate of infection by the female blackflies and the rate of recovery of infected individuals depends on the Community Directed Treatment with Ivemectin (CDTI). Our result shows that the elimination of onchocerciasis from hyper-endemic communities depends solely on the treatment of both the exclusion and refusal group as well.
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