Parasitic and Infectious Diseases

Parasitic and Infectious Diseases : Epidemiology and Ecology

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There are at least two populations involved in any infectious disease process: the population of parasites that cause the disease and the population of hosts that are infected. Parasitic and Infectious Diseases: Epidemiology and Ecology focuses on the interface between these two populations. The various chapters demonstrate how combined field, experimental, and theoretical studies aid in our understanding of the dynamics of infectious disease processes and in formulating control strategies. Moving from the basics of mathematical modeling and epidemiological principles to case studies of human, livestock, and wild animal infections, the editors have assembled a book of tremendous value to researchers in ecology, parasitology, medical and veterinary sciences, infectious disease, epidemiology, and other related fields of study.
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  • Hardback | 398 pages
  • 181.4 x 263.1 x 23.9mm | 1,005.24g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0126333254
  • 9780126333251

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"These chapters succeed in providing a clear exposition of the basic techniques of population modelling. In fact, they contain some of the clearest explanations and modelling of such redoubtables as the basic reproduction of R0, the negative binomial frequency distribution and its role in population biology, stability analysis and the search for model equilibria, that a novice can hope to encounter... I have no hesitation in recommending this book to all those desiring to understand the principles of population dynamics, and who wish to set about learning to write epidemiological models of infectious disease."
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Table of contents

M.E. Scott, Populations are Dynamic.
G. Smith, So You Want to Write a Model.
G. Smith and M.E. Scott, Model Behavior and the Basic Reproduction Ratio.
H. McCallum and M.E. Scott, Quantifying Population Processes: Experimental and Theoretical Approaches.
G. Smith, Parasite Population Density Is Regulated.
G. Smith, Ecological Epidemiology and Standard Measures of Disease Occurence.
J.L. Aron and B.A. Silverman, Models and Public Health Applications.
D. Wakelin, Host Populations: Genetics and Immunity.
N.W. Solomons and M.E. Scott, Nutritional Status of Host Populations Influences Parasitic Infections.
V. Apanius and G.A. Schad, Host Behavior and the Flow of Parasites through Host Populations.
A.R. McLean, Control of Microparasites through Vaccination.
G.F. Medley, Chemotherapy.
C. Dye, Vector Control.
D.W.T. Crompton, Ascaris lumbricoides.
M.E.J. Woolhouse, Epidemiology of Human Schistosomes.
B.T. Grenfell and B.M. Bolker, The Population Dynamics of Measles.
M.J. Coyne and G. Smith, Trichostrongylid Parasites of Domestic Ruminants.
M.G. Roberts and M.A. Gemmell, Echinococcosis.
S. Vail, G. Smith, and C. Lord, The Population Biology of Ixodes scapularis, The Vector of Lyme Disease in the Eastern and North Central United States.
M.E. Scott and G. Tanquay, Heligmosomoides polygyrus: A Laboratory Model for Direct Life Cycle Nematodes of Man and Livestock.
A.P. Dobson and P.J. Hudson, The Population Biology of Trichostrongylus tenuis in Red Grouse, Lagopus lagopus scoticus. G.W. Esch, The Population Biology of the Diplostomatid Trematode, Uvulifer ambloplitis.
F. Fenner, Myxomatosis.
M.D.B. Burt, The Sealworm Situation.
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