Modeling the Transmission and Prevention of Infectious Disease

  • Christon J. Hurst

Part of the Advances in Environmental Microbiology book series (AEM, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Preventing the Environmental Transmission of Infections

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Wing C. Wong, Cherie Oubre, Satish K. Mehta, C. Mark Ott, Duane L. Pierson
      Pages 3-17
    3. Matthew E. Wand
      Pages 19-54
    4. Atin Adhikari, Scott Clark
      Pages 55-71
  3. Understanding the Ecology of Infectious Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Tyler Vunk, Kristin M. Burkholder
      Pages 75-104
    3. M. Eric Benbow, Rachel Simmonds, Richard W. Merritt, Heather R. Jordan
      Pages 105-149
    4. Veijo Kaitala, Lasse Ruokolainen, Robert D. Holt, Jason K. Blackburn, Ilona Merikanto, Jani Anttila et al.
      Pages 213-245
    5. Michelle Wille, Neus Latorre-Margalef, Jonas Waldenström
      Pages 247-286

About this book


This volume focuses on blocking disease transmission and the ecological perspective of pathogens and pathogenic processes. The chapters on blocking transmission cover the environmental safety of space flight, biocides and biocide resistance, as well as infection control in healthcare facilities. The book also offers insights into the ecological aspects of infectious disease, introducing the reader to the role of indigenous gut microbiota in maintaining human health and current discussions on environmentally encountered bacterial and fungal pathogens including species that variously cause the necrotizing skin disease Buruli ulcer and coccidioidomycosis. Further, it explores the influenza A virus as an example for understanding zoonosis. It is a valuable resource for microbiologists and biomedical scientists alike.


Disease transmission Infection prevention Mathematical modeling Pathogen transmission Pathogenic microorganisms Quantitative microbial risk assessment

Editors and affiliations

  • Christon J. Hurst
    • 1
  1. 1.CincinnatiUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-60614-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-60616-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2366-3324
  • Series Online ISSN 2366-3332
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