Expert presents mathematical models that help fight Yellow Fever

FGV’s School of Applied Mathematics (EMAp) welcomes professor Eduardo Massad (USP) to discuss how Applied Mathematics could have helped control and predict this public health calamity.
Mathematics
05 March 2018
Expert presents mathematical models that help fight Yellow Fever

Yellow Fever has come back to haunt Brazilians in 2018, especially in the Southeast region of the country. However, not many of us know that Applied Mathematics could have helped to control and predict this public health calamity. To discuss this topic, FGV’s School of Applied Mathematics (EMAp) welcomes professor Eduardo Massad (USP), on March 8, at 11 a.m., in the Auditorium of FGV’s main office (Praia de Botafogo, 190, 12th floor. Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro/RJ).

During the meeting, Massad will present a series of mathematical models that have helped understand the dynamics of yellow fever, besides optimizing vaccination strategies and assessing the risk of reintroduction of the urban form in areas infested by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. 

A professor at EMAp and also a professor and Head of the Department of Forensic Medicine, Medical Ethics, and Occupational Medicine of USP’s Medical School, Massad is a physician and a professor of Medical Technology and Tropical Medicine.