Nonlinear Dynamics

, Volume 63, Issue 3, pp 503–512 | Cite as

Control problems of a mathematical model for schistosomiasis transmission dynamics

Original Paper


Drug treatment, snail control, cercariae control, improved sanitation and health education are the effective strategies which are used to control the schistosomiasis. In this paper, we formulate a deterministic model for schistosomiasis transmission dynamics in order to explore the role of the several control strategies. The basic reproductive number is computed. Sufficient conditions for the global asymptotic stability of the disease-free equilibrium are obtained. By using the Center Manifold Theory, we analyze the local stability of endemic equilibrium. Finally, numerical simulations support our analytical conclusions and the sensitive analysis on the basic reproductive number to the changes of control parameters are shown. Our results imply that snail-killing is the most effective way to control the transmission of schistosomiasis.


Strategy for schistosomiasis control Center Manifold Theory Basic reproductive number 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shujing Gao
    • 1
  • Yujiang Liu
    • 1
  • Youquan Luo
    • 1
  • Dehui Xie
    • 2
  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Jiangxi Province for Numerical Simulation and Emulation TechniquesGannan Normal UniversityGanzhouP.R. China
  2. 2.College of BusinessGannan Normal UniversityGanzhouP.R. China

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