Infectious Diseases of Humans: Dynamics and Control

Paperback | August 1, 1992

byRoy M. Anderson, Robert M. May

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Much-acclaimed, this book is now available in paperback. It provides an analytical framework for evaluating public health measures aimed at eradicating or controlling communicable diseases such as malaria, measles, river blindness, sleeping sickness, schistosomiasis, and AIDS. The authors areleaders in the field. Their distinctive contribution has been to show the practice and far-reaching power of mathematical modelling in epidemiology, fully set out here for the first time.

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Much-acclaimed, this book is now available in paperback. It provides an analytical framework for evaluating public health measures aimed at eradicating or controlling communicable diseases such as malaria, measles, river blindness, sleeping sickness, schistosomiasis, and AIDS. The authors areleaders in the field. Their distinctive cont...

Roy M. Anderson is at Imperial College, London. Robert M. May is at University of Oxford and Imperial College, London.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:768 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.69 inPublished:August 1, 1992Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. A framework for discussing the population biology of infectious diseasesPart I: Microparasites2. Biology of host-microparasite associations3. The basic model: statics4. Static aspects of eradication and control5. The basic model: dynamics6. Dynamic aspects of eradication and control7. Beyond the basic model: empirical evidence of inhomogeneous mixing8. Age-related transmission rates9. Genetic heterogeneity10. Social heterogeneity and sexually transmitted diseases11. Spatial and other kinds of heterogeneity12. Endemic infections in developing countries13. Indirectly transmitted microparasitesPart II: Macroparasites: Biology of host-macroparasite associations15. The basic model: statics16. The basic model: dynamics17. Acquired immunity18. Heterogeneity within the human community19. Indirectly transmitted helminths20. Experimental epidemiology21. Parasites, genetic variability, and drug resistance22. The ecology and genetics of host-parasite associationsAppendicesReferencesAuthor indexSubject index

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'excellent modern classic'Robin A. Weiss, Nature, Vol. 373, 1994