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Modelling the impact on the treatment of tuberculosis epidemic

Grant number: 12/13171-5
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research
Effective date (Start): October 25, 2012
Effective date (End): November 24, 2012
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Mathematics - Applied Mathematics
Principal Investigator:Silvia Martorano Raimundo
Grantee:Silvia Martorano Raimundo
Host: Ezio Venturino
Home Institution: Faculdade de Medicina (FM). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : Università degli Studi di Torino (UNITO), Italy  
Associated research grant:09/15098-0 - Assessing control of epidemics using mathematical and computer models, AP.TEM

Abstract

In this project the epidemiology of infectious diseases, represented by researcher of FMUSP/DIM, join up with both mathematical and numerical theories of the researcher Università degli Studi di Torino, Dipartimento di Matematica, Torino, Italy. In addition to the mathematical aspects, this project involves also an important epidemiological focus. Using mathematical models it is possible to evaluate the impact of treatmentin tuberculosis epidemic and formulate strategies for the control of the disease. Thus, the model represents an important tool to understand the public health problems related to the control of such disease and the segments of society affected by it. (AU)