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08. Januar 16:15 - 18:00A discrete model for the impact of sylvatic yellow fever on the howler monkeys (Alouatta guariba clamitans) in Southern Brazil

Ort: Gebäude 93, Raum E07

Veranstalter: Institut für Umweltsystemforschung

Kategorie: Systemwissenschaftliches Kolloquium

Referenten: Prof. Dr. Diomar C. Mistro & Prof. Dr. Luiz A. Rodrigues |

The sylvatic yellow fever is an endemic infectious disease in the north and center-west and part of the northeast region of Brasil. It affects mosquitoes (Haemagogus) and nonhuman primates such as the howler monkeys (Alouatta guariba clamitans). A recent outbreak of this infectious disease in the São Paulo state was the cause of a great concern to the Brazilian Ministry for Health. The howler monkeys are considered a sentinel for early detection of yellow fever because of their high sensitivity and mortality rate due to this infection.  In this work, cellular automata models are proposed to analyze the dynamics of a population of howler monkeys stricken with periodic outbreaks of yellow fever.

Universität Santa Maria RS, Brasilien