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Title: Epidemiology of chickenpox in Agona West Municipality of Ghana
Authors: Esson, Ahmed Baffoe
Obeng-Denteh, William
Barnes, Benedict
Ntherful, Godfrey E.
Keywords: Chickenpox
Equilibrium
Transmission
Stability
Disease
Endemic
Issue Date: Jan-2014
Publisher: Physical Sciences Research International
Citation: Physical Sciences Research International, Vol. 2(1), pp. 6-11, January 2014
Abstract: Chickenpox cases in recent time have increased in Agona West Municipality. The study showed that chickenpox is persistent in the municipality with R0 = 2. The stability analysis of disease free and endemic equilibrium point of chickenpox transmission without vaccination was estimated to be a centre. Chickenpox in the Municipality can be prevented by reducing the rate at which people are exposed to the disease. Sensitivity analysis of the SEIR model showed that the latency rate was more sensitive to the model than the transmission rate ( ) and the recovery rate ().
Description: An article published in Physical Sciences Research International Vol. 2(1), pp. 6-11, January 2014
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/11609
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