Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science (MS)
Biology and Microbiology
The investigation reported here represents an attempt to relate a virus vector simulation model with field observations made in South Dakota over the past years. The viruses that will be examined are two encephalitis viruses, western equine encephalitis (WEE) and St. Louis encephalitis (SLE). Since the encephalitis viruses are grouped within the arboviruses, viruses transmitted by an arthropod vector, any epidemiological study of the human and horse encephalitis outbreak process must include a study of the vector, in this case mosquitoes, and the factors affecting that vector. It is this complex relationship of virus, vector and hosts that led those research group to the inclusion of computer modelling as a necessary research tool.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Encephalitis -- South Dakota
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
Wilson, Curtis Dean, "Encephalitis Epidemiology in South Dakota : The Development and use of an Encephalitis Simulation Model and a Computerized Human Serum Bank to Determine Western and St. Louis Encephalitis Activity" (1975). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 4918.