How to estimate the efficacy of periodic control of an infectious plant disease

Horst R. Thieme, J. A.P. Heesterbeek

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Abstract

Certain infectious plant diseases are controlled by inspection and subsequent hand removal of diseased parts. In this paper we give two sets of criteria from which one can conclude whether this control effort is adequate or not. These criteria do not require knowledge of the infection- or detection rate of the disease but only use the structure of the contact matrix. Computer experiments give a feeling of how many inspections are needed in order to draw a conclusion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-29
Number of pages15
JournalMathematical Biosciences
Volume93
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Applied Mathematics

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