Modeling Infectious Disease Parameters Based on Serological and Social Contact Data

A Modern Statistical Perspective

  • Niel Hens
  • Ziv Shkedy
  • Marc Aerts
  • Christel Faes
  • Pierre Van Damme
  • Philippe Beutels
Part of the Statistics for Biology and Health book series (SBH, volume 63)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introducing the Concept of the Book

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Niel Hens, Ziv Shkedy, Marc Aerts, Christel Faes, Pierre Van Damme, Philippe Beutels
      Pages 3-7
  3. Mathematical Models for Infectious Diseases: An Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Niel Hens, Ziv Shkedy, Marc Aerts, Christel Faes, Pierre Van Damme, Philippe Beutels
      Pages 11-23
    3. Niel Hens, Ziv Shkedy, Marc Aerts, Christel Faes, Pierre Van Damme, Philippe Beutels
      Pages 25-58
  4. Data Sources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Niel Hens, Ziv Shkedy, Marc Aerts, Christel Faes, Pierre Van Damme, Philippe Beutels
      Pages 61-76
  5. Estimating the Force of Infection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Niel Hens, Ziv Shkedy, Marc Aerts, Christel Faes, Pierre Van Damme, Philippe Beutels
      Pages 79-88
    3. Niel Hens, Ziv Shkedy, Marc Aerts, Christel Faes, Pierre Van Damme, Philippe Beutels
      Pages 89-110
    4. Niel Hens, Ziv Shkedy, Marc Aerts, Christel Faes, Pierre Van Damme, Philippe Beutels
      Pages 111-120
    5. Niel Hens, Ziv Shkedy, Marc Aerts, Christel Faes, Pierre Van Damme, Philippe Beutels
      Pages 121-139
    6. Niel Hens, Ziv Shkedy, Marc Aerts, Christel Faes, Pierre Van Damme, Philippe Beutels
      Pages 141-148
    7. Niel Hens, Ziv Shkedy, Marc Aerts, Christel Faes, Pierre Van Damme, Philippe Beutels
      Pages 149-165
    8. Niel Hens, Ziv Shkedy, Marc Aerts, Christel Faes, Pierre Van Damme, Philippe Beutels
      Pages 167-183
    9. Niel Hens, Ziv Shkedy, Marc Aerts, Christel Faes, Pierre Van Damme, Philippe Beutels
      Pages 185-199
    10. Niel Hens, Ziv Shkedy, Marc Aerts, Christel Faes, Pierre Van Damme, Philippe Beutels
      Pages 201-216
  6. Estimating Mixing Patterns and the Basic Reproduction Number

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Niel Hens, Ziv Shkedy, Marc Aerts, Christel Faes, Pierre Van Damme, Philippe Beutels
      Pages 219-232

About this book

Introduction

Mathematical epidemiology of infectious diseases usually involves describing the flow of individuals between mutually exclusive infection states. One of the key parameters describing the transition from the susceptible to the infected class is the hazard of infection, often referred to as the force of infection. The force of infection reflects the degree of contact with potential for transmission between infected and susceptible individuals. The mathematical relation between the force of infection and effective contact patterns is generally assumed to be subjected to the mass action principle, which yields the necessary information to estimate the basic reproduction number, another key parameter in infectious disease epidemiology.                                         

 It is within this context that the Center for Statistics (CenStat, I-Biostat, Hasselt University) and the Centre for the Evaluation of Vaccination and the Centre for Health Economic Research and Modelling Infectious Diseases (CEV, CHERMID, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute, University of Antwerp) have collaborated over the past 15 years. This book demonstrates the past and current research activities of these institutes and can be considered to be a milestone in this collaboration.                                                                                                                        This book is focused on the application of modern statistical methods and models to estimate infectious disease parameters. We want to provide the readers with software guidance, such as R packages, and with data, as far as they can be made publicly available.

 

Keywords

Contact Data Epidemiology Infectious Disease Modeling Serological Data

Authors and affiliations

  • Niel Hens
    • 1
  • Ziv Shkedy
    • 2
  • Marc Aerts
    • 3
  • Christel Faes
    • 4
  • Pierre Van Damme
    • 5
  • Philippe Beutels
    • 6
  1. 1.Center for StatisticsHasselt UniversityDiepenbeekBelgium
  2. 2.Center for StatisticsHasselt UniversityDiepenbeekBelgium
  3. 3.Centrum voor Statistiek, Dept. Wiskunde, Natuurkunde, InformaticaUniversiteit HasseltDiepenbeekBelgium
  4. 4.Center for StatisticsHasselt UniversityDiepenbeekBelgium
  5. 5.Centre for the Evaluation of Vaccination, Epidemiology & Social MedicineUniversity of AntwerpAntwerpenBelgium
  6. 6.Centre for the Evaluation of Vaccination, Epidemiology & Social MedicineUniversity of AntwerpAntwerpenBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-4072-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-4071-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-4072-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-8776
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