Hoshen MB, Morse AP
A weather-driven model of malaria transmission
Climate is a major driving force behind malaria transmission and climate data are often used to account for the spatial, seasonal and interannual variation in malaria transmission.
This paper describes a mathematical-biological model of the parasite dynamics, comprising both the weather-dependent within-vector stages and the weather-independent within-host stages.
Numerical evaluations of the model in both time and space show that it qualitatively reconstructs the prevalence of infection.
A process-based modelling structure has been developed that may be suitable for the simulation of malaria forecasts based on seasonal weather forecasts.