Abstract for: Statics and Dynamics of Malaria Transmission. The Relationship between Prevalence in Humans and Mosquitoes.

The present paper explores a simple dynamic model from which we review the classic formulae in malaria epidemiology that relate entomological parameters to malaria transmission. In addition, we document the dynamics of malaria, illustrating the impact of control strategies and how the bites per mosquito have a larger effect on transmission intensity than the mosquito mortality, the ratio of mosquitoes to humans, or the transmission efficiency.