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Data from: The impact of weather and storm water management ponds on the transmission of West Nile virus

Citation

Wang, Yiyuan; Pons, Wendy; Fang, Jessica; Zhu, Huaiping (2017), Data from: The impact of weather and storm water management ponds on the transmission of West Nile virus, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.9nb56

Abstract

West Nile virus (WNV) is the most widely distributed arbovirus in the world and the spread is influenced by complex factors including weather conditions and urban environmental settings like storm water management ponds (SWMP). The purpose of this work was to develop an ordinary differential equation model to explore the impacts of SWMP, temperature and precipitation on WNV vector abundance and the transmission of WNV between mosquito and bird populations. The model was used to analyse how weather conditions and SWMP can influence the basic reproduction number. The results found that an excess of precipitation and fiercer intraspecific competition will reduce vector population and the peak value of infectious vectors and birds. This information can be used to identify measures that would be useful to control larval abundance in SWMP and the transmission of WNV.

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