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Control of the Transmission of Chikungunya Fever Epidemic Through the use of Adulticide

S. Naowarat1, Walaipun Tawara1 and I. Ming Tang2
  • 1 Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science and Technology, Suratthani Rajabhat University, Surat Thani, 84100, Thailand
  • 2 Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Rama 6 Road, Bangkok, 10400, Thailand


Problem statement: Another newly emerging disease, chikungunya fever, has appeared in various places such as the Island of Réunion, Thailand and other India. To control an epidemic of disease once it has been established, the use of adulticide is proposed. Approach: To simulate the effects of different control measurement, a mathematical model incorporating the specific features of this disease has been proposed. Using the standard methods for analyzing the dynamical stability of the system, the role of the efficacy of the adulticide on the basic reproduction number of the disease is studied. Results and Conclusion: It was found that below a particular value of the efficacy which depends on the values of the parameters used in the model, adulticide would not be effective at controlling the epidemic.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 8 No. 6, 2011, 558-565


Submitted On: 12 April 2011 Published On: 13 June 2011

How to Cite: Naowarat, S., Tawara, W. & Tang, I. M. (2011). Control of the Transmission of Chikungunya Fever Epidemic Through the use of Adulticide. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 8(6), 558-565.

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  • Mathematical model
  • chikungunya fever
  • basic reproduction number
  • equilibrium
  • stability analysis
  • skin rash
  • transmission
  • dengue fever
  • aedes aegypti mosquito
  • symptoms
  • adulticide
  • equilibrium state