Principles of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

  • Alexander KrämerEmail author
  • Manas Akmatov
  • Mirjam Kretzschmar
Part of the Statistics for Biology and Health book series (SBH)


In this chapter, principles and concepts of modern infectious disease epidemiology Epidemiology are presented. We delineate the role of epidemiology for public health and discuss the characteristics of infectious disease epidemiology. This chapter also includes definitions of important terms used in infectious disease epidemiology.


Human Immunodeficiency Virus Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection Infectious Agent Human Immunodeficiency Virus Transmission Infectious Period 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander Krämer
    • 1
    Email author
  • Manas Akmatov
    • 2
  • Mirjam Kretzschmar
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Public Health Medicine, School of Public HealthUniversity of BielefeldBielefeldGermany
  2. 2.Department of Experimental Mouse GeneticsHelmholtz Centre for Infection ResearchBraunschweigGermany
  3. 3.Julius Centre for Health Sciences and Primary CareUniversity Medical Centre UtrechtUtrechtThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Centre for Infectious Disease ControlRIVMBilthovenThe Netherlands

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