Epidemiological Model for Pediatrics Patients with Leprosy Infection

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Bukola Badeji–Ajisafe
Ajibade Idowu Victor
Ajibade Abimbola Omotola

Abstract

Leprosy Infection (LI) is a long-term chronic infectious disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium leprae or Mycobacterium lepromatosis. This infectious disease has caused the public issue in many countries around the globe. The disease is prevalent among the adults, although there are now cases of the minor contacting this disease through household contact which is the primary source of infection such as (babysitters, neighbors). The emerging and reemerging diseases have led to a revived interest in infectious diseases in which mathematical models have become important tools in analyzing the spread and control of infectious diseases. Mathematical models are used in comparing, planning, implementing, evaluating and optimizing various detection, prevention therapy, and control programs, the model provides conceptual results such as threshold and basic reproduction number. In this paper, the Passive Immunity Pediatrics (M) - susceptible- Exposed-infected-recovered-susceptible (MSEIRS) model was adopted to depict the spread of infections in our environment.

Keywords:
Mathematical model, basic reproductive number, pediatrics patients, leprosy infection.

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Badeji–Ajisafe, B., Victor, A., & Omotola, A. (2019). Epidemiological Model for Pediatrics Patients with Leprosy Infection. International Journal of TROPICAL DISEASE & Health, 37(1), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijtdh/2019/v37i130153
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