Year 2019, Volume 32, Issue 2, Pages 595 - 606 2019-06-01

Reducing the Impact of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Disease by Domestic Animals and Tilapia Fish: A System Dynamics Model

Saadettin Erhan KESEN [1] , Seyma KURT [2]

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The purpose of this paper is to seek ways in reducing incidence of vector borne disease called leishmaniasis on humans. Frequently encountered in East Mediterranean and Southeastern Anatolian region of Turkey due to risk factors including poverty, malnutrition, lack of sanitation and defrostration, leishmaniasis disease is transmitted by sandflies’ (vector) bites to humans. In addition to the zooprophylaxis effect in which domestic animals acting as dead-end hosts are used to alleviate the incidence on humans, we also incorporate the Tilapia fish population into the model to observe its effect in terms of relieving the vector bites on humans. We elaborate dynamic behavior and feedback loop structure of the system under study with three blood meal hosts: rodents, humans, and domestic animals. Proposed model is simulated throughout a period of 1000 days. We conduct sensitivity analysis by changing the rates of vector biting and the number of larvae eaten by Tilapia fish which influence the transmission of the disease. Results indicate that basic reproductive number  and its prevalence in humans decreases as the size of domestic animal and the sandflies larvae eaten by Tilapia fish increases. 

Leishmaniasis, Sandflies, Tilapia, System dynamics, Zooprophylaxis
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Primary Language en
Subjects Engineering
Journal Section Industrial Engineering
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0001-9994-5458
Author: Saadettin Erhan KESEN (Primary Author)
Institution: Konya Technical University
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0001-9994-5459
Author: Seyma KURT
Institution: Konya Technical University
Country: Turkey


Dates

Publication Date: June 1, 2019

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APA KESEN, S , KURT, S . (2019). Reducing the Impact of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Disease by Domestic Animals and Tilapia Fish: A System Dynamics Model. GAZI UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF SCIENCE, 32 (2), 595-606. Retrieved from http://dergipark.org.tr/gujs/issue/45480/501669
MLA KESEN, S , KURT, S . "Reducing the Impact of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Disease by Domestic Animals and Tilapia Fish: A System Dynamics Model". GAZI UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF SCIENCE 32 (2019): 595-606 <http://dergipark.org.tr/gujs/issue/45480/501669>
Chicago KESEN, S , KURT, S . "Reducing the Impact of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Disease by Domestic Animals and Tilapia Fish: A System Dynamics Model". GAZI UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF SCIENCE 32 (2019): 595-606
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Vancouver KESEN S , KURT S . Reducing the Impact of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Disease by Domestic Animals and Tilapia Fish: A System Dynamics Model. GAZI UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF SCIENCE. 2019; 32(2): 606-595.