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Mathematical model to assess the control of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes by the sterile insect technique. (English) Zbl 1090.92048
Summary: We propose a mathematical model to assess the effects of irradiated (or transgenic) male insects introduction in a previously infested region. The release of sterile male insects aims to displace gradually the natural (wild) insect from the habitat. We discuss the suitability of this release technique when applied to peri-domestically adapted Aedes aegypti mosquitoes which are transmissors of Yellow Fever and the Dengue disease.

MSC:
92D40 Ecology
92D30 Epidemiology
93C95 Application models in control theory
34D20 Stability of solutions to ordinary differential equations
34D99 Stability theory for ordinary differential equations
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