The Impact of Household Size on Malaria Reduction in Relation with Alterations in Mosquito Behavior by Malaria Parasite
Anna Shcherbacheva and Heikki Haario
In the present study the impact of household size together with behavioral alterations caused by parasite on malaria transmission is investigated using a discrete agent-based model of mosquito host-seeking behavior earlier calibrated against experimental data. The rate of transmission was shown to decrease with the typical size of household. Depending on the assumptions, one can observe different thresholds for a significant decrease of the disease reproduction number.