About the Authors

Líliam César de Castro Medeiros
Centro de Ciência do Sistema Terrestre, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais, INPE, São José dos Campos, Brazil

César Augusto Rodrigues Castilho
Departamento de Matemática, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, UFPE, Recife, Brazil

Cynthia Braga
Departamento de Parasitologia, Centro de Pesquisa Aggeu Magalhães, CPqAM, Recife, Brazil

Wayner Vieira de Souza
Departamento de Saúde Coletiva, Centro de Pesquisa Aggeu Magalhães, CPqAM, Recife, Brazil

Leda Regis
Departamento de Entomologia, Centro de Pesquisa Aggeu Magalhães, CPqAM, Recife, Brazil

Antonio Miguel Vieira Monteiro
Divisão de Processamento de Imagens, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais, INPE, São José dos Campos, Brazil

Corresponding Author

liliam.castro@inpe.br

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LCdCM CARC. Performed the experiments: LCdCM. Wrote the paper: LCdCM CARC CB WVdS LR AMVM. Conceived and designed the model: LCdCM CARC. Discussed the model parameters: LCdCM CARC CB WVdS LR. Analyzed, re-analyzed and interpreted the results: LCdCM CARC CB WVdS LR. Critical revision: AMVM.