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Introduction to Infectious Disease Modelling

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ISBN-10: 0198565763

ISBN-13: 9780198565765

Edition: 2009

Authors: Emilia Vynnycky, Richard White

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This title provides public health and infectious disease researchers with the tools to use and critically evaluate the mathematical models that are increasingly being used to interpret and predict the dynamics and control of infectious diseases.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 5/13/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Richard White MSc (Med Sci) MBChB FRCR Specialty Registrar Ninewells Hospital, Dundee

Preface
Introduction: the basics - infections, transmission and models
How are models set up? I. An introduction to difference equations
How are models set up? II. An introduction to differential equations
What do models tell us about the dynamics of infections?
Age patterns
An introduction to stochastic modelling
How do models deal with contact patterns?
Sexually transmitted infections
Special topics in infectious disease modelling
Appendix
Basic maths
Further reading
Abbreviations and glossary
Commonly used symbols
Useful equations