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This work presents a new mathematical model for the domestic transmission of Chagas disease, a parasitic disease affecting humans and other mammals throughout Central and South America. The model takes

This work presents a new mathematical model for the domestic transmission of Chagas disease, a parasitic disease affecting humans and other mammals throughout Central and South America. The model takes into account congenital transmission in both humans and domestic mammals as well as oral transmission in domestic mammals. The model has time-dependent coefficients to account for seasonality and consists of four nonlinear differential equations, one of which has a delay, for the populations of vectors, infected vectors, infected humans, and infected mammals in the domestic setting.

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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1371/journal.pone.0067267
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      1939-1560

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    Coffield, D. J., Spagnuolo, A. M., Shillor, M., Mema, E., Pell, B., Pruzinsky, A., & Zetye, A. (2013). A Model for Chagas Disease with Oral and Congenital Transmission. PLoS ONE, 8(6). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0067267

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