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Title Modelling parasite transmission and control / edited by Edwin Michael, Robert C. Spear
Published New York, N.Y. : Springer Science+Business Media ; Austin, Tex. : Landes Bioscience, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 215 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Advances in experimental medicine and biology ; v. 673
Advances in experimental medicine and biology ; v. 673
Contents Progress in modelling malaria transmission -- Vector transmission heterogeneity and the population dynamics and control of lymphatic filariasis -- Modelling multi-species parasite transmission -- Metapopulation models in tick-borne disease transmission modelling -- Modelling stochastic transmission processes in helminth infections -- Modelling environmentally-mediated infectious diseases of humans: transmission dynamics of schistosomiasis in China -- Parameter estimation and site-specific calibration of disease transmission models -- Modelling malaria population structure and its implications for control -- Mathematical modelling of the epidemiology of tuberculosis -- Modelling trachoma for control programmes -- Transmission models and management of lymphatic filariasis elimination -- Disease transmission models for public health decision-making : designing intervention strategies for Schistosoma japonicum -- Modelling climate change and malaria transmission -- Modelling the transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi : the need for an integrated genetic epidemiological and population genomics approach
Summary It is clear that many fascinating problems still remain to be addressed in parasite transmission modelling, from better understanding of transmission processes and natural history of infection to investigating the impact of ecological and spatial scales, climate change, host immunity and social behaviour, parasite-host evolutionary dynamics and parasite community ecology on parasite transmission. This book captures some of the advances made in recent years and provides indications of ways forward for addressing these questions by shedding light on developments in conceptual frameworks and mode
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Communicable diseases -- Transmission -- Mathematical models.
Disease Vectors.
Models, Theoretical.
Parasites -- pathogenicity.
Form Electronic book
Author Michael, Edwin.
Spear, Robert C., 1939-
ISBN 9781441960641 (electronic bk.)
1441960643 (electronic bk.)