Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1975

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Biology and Microbiology

Abstract

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

Serum

Simulation methods

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

280

Publisher

South Dakota State University

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