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Human behaviors: A threat to mosquito control?


In this work, we consider a simple theoretical model that enables us to take into account private human decisions that may interfere with public mosquito control. The model reflects the trade-off between perceived costs and observed efficacy. Our theoretical results emphasize that households may reduce their protective behavior in response to mechanical elimination techniques piloted by a public agent, leading to an increase in the total number of mosquitoes in the surrounding environment and generating a barrier for vector-borne diseases control. Our study is sufficiently generic to be applied to different arboviral diseases. It also shows that vector-control models and strategies have to take into account individual behaviors.

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hal-01983484 , version 1 (16-01-2019)



Yves Dumont, Josselin Thuilliez. Human behaviors: A threat to mosquito control?. Mathematical Biosciences, 2016, 281, pp.9-23. ⟨10.1016/j.mbs.2016.08.011⟩. ⟨hal-01983484⟩
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