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Dynamic Models of Infectious Diseases

Volume 2: Non Vector-Borne Diseases

  • V. Sree Hari Rao
  • Ravi Durvasula

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. V. Sree Hari Rao, M. Naresh Kumar
    Pages 1-30
  3. Daniel Okuonghae, Andrei Korobeinikov
    Pages 59-78
  4. Ruchi Agrawal, Vignesh H. Narayan, Deepak Kumar Saini
    Pages 79-109
  5. Carla J. Walraven, Maximillian Jahng, Gregory C. Davenport, Hallie Rane, Samuel A. Lee
    Pages 177-203
  6. Lars Steinbrück, Alice Carolyn McHardy
    Pages 205-225
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 251-259

About this book

Introduction

Though great advances in public health are witnessed world over in recent years, infectious diseases, besides insect vector-borne infectious diseases remain a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Control of the epidemics caused by the non-vector borne diseases such as tuberculosis, avian influenza (H5N1), and cryptococcus gattii, have left a very little hope in the past. The advancement of research in science and technology has paved way for the development of new tools and methodologies to fight against these diseases. In particular, intelligent technology and machine-learning based methodologies have rendered useful in developing more accurate predictive tools for the early diagnosis of these diseases. In all these endeavors the main focus is the understanding that the process of transmission of an infectious disease is nonlinear (not necessarily linear) and dynamical in character. This concept compels the appropriate quantification of the vital parameters that govern these dynamics.

This book is ideal for a general science and engineering audience requiring an in-depth exposure to current issues, ideas, methods, and models. The topics discussed serve as a useful reference to clinical experts, health scientists, public health administrators, medical practioners, and senior undergraduate and graduate students in applied mathematics, biology, bioinformatics, and epidemiology, medicine and health sciences.

Editors and affiliations

  • V. Sree Hari Rao
    • 1
  • Ravi Durvasula
    • 2
  1. 1.Foundation for Scientific Research and Technological InnovationHyderabadIndia
  2. 2.University of New Mexico School of MedicineAlbuquerqueUSA

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