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Multiobjective Genetic Algorithm applied to dengue control

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Fiorentino, Helenice O. [1] ; Cantane, Daniela R. [1] ; Santos, Fernando L. P. [1] ; Bannwart, Bettina F. [1]
Total Authors: 4
[1] UNESP, IBB Inst Biociencias, Dept Bioestat, Botucatu, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Review article
Source: MATHEMATICAL BIOSCIENCES; v. 258, p. 77-84, DEC 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 5

Dengue fever is an infectious disease caused by a virus of the Flaviridae family and transmitted to the person by a mosquito of the genus Aedes aegypti. This disease has been a global public health problem because a single mosquito can infect up to 300 people and between 50 and 100 million people are infected annually on all continents. Thus, dengue fever is currently a subject of research, whether in the search for vaccines and treatments for the disease or efficient and economical forms of mosquito control. The current study aims to study techniques of multiobjective optimization to assist in solving problems involving the control of the mosquito that transmits dengue fever. The population dynamics of the mosquito is studied in order to understand the epidemic phenomenon and suggest strategies of multiobjective programming for mosquito control. A Multiobjective Genetic Algorithm (MGA\_DENGUE) is proposed to solve the optimization model treated here and we discuss the computational results obtained from the application of this technique. (C) 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/01604-0 - A multiobjective methodology for renewable energy
Grantee:Helenice de Oliveira Florentino Silva
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research
FAPESP's process: 09/15098-0 - Assessing control of epidemics using mathematical and computer models
Grantee:Hyun Mo Yang
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants