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An Introduction to Infectious Disease Modelling

An Introduction to Infectious Disease Modelling

  • Author: Emilia Vynnycky,Richard White
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0198565763
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 370
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Mathematical models are increasingly being used to examine questions in infectious disease control. Applications include predicting the impact of vaccination strategies against common infections and determining optimal control strategies against HIV and pandemic influenza. This book introduces individuals interested in infectious diseases to this exciting and expanding area. The mathematical level of the book is kept as simple as possible, which makes the book accessible to those who have not studied mathematics to university level. Understanding is further enhanced by models that can be accessed online, which will allow readers to explore the impact of different factors and control strategies, and further adapt and develop the models themselves. The book is based on successful courses developed by the authors at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. It will be of interest to epidemiologists, public health researchers, policy makers, veterinary scientists, medical statisticians and infectious disease researchers.

An Introduction to Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Diseases

An Introduction to Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Diseases

  • Author: Michael Y. Li
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319721224
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 156
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This text provides essential modeling skills and methodology for the study of infectious diseases through a one-semester modeling course or directed individual studies. The book includes mathematical descriptions of epidemiological concepts, and uses classic epidemic models to introduce different mathematical methods in model analysis. Matlab codes are also included for numerical implementations. It is primarily written for upper undergraduate and beginning graduate students in mathematical sciences who have an interest in mathematical modeling of infectious diseases. Although written in a rigorous mathematical manner, the style is not unfriendly to non-mathematicians.

Modeling Infectious Diseases in Humans and Animals

Modeling Infectious Diseases in Humans and Animals

  • Author: Matt J. Keeling,Pejman Rohani
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400841038
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 408
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For epidemiologists, evolutionary biologists, and health-care professionals, real-time and predictive modeling of infectious disease is of growing importance. This book provides a timely and comprehensive introduction to the modeling of infectious diseases in humans and animals, focusing on recent developments as well as more traditional approaches. Matt Keeling and Pejman Rohani move from modeling with simple differential equations to more recent, complex models, where spatial structure, seasonal "forcing," or stochasticity influence the dynamics, and where computer simulation needs to be used to generate theory. In each of the eight chapters, they deal with a specific modeling approach or set of techniques designed to capture a particular biological factor. They illustrate the methodology used with examples from recent research literature on human and infectious disease modeling, showing how such techniques can be used in practice. Diseases considered include BSE, foot-and-mouth, HIV, measles, rubella, smallpox, and West Nile virus, among others. Particular attention is given throughout the book to the development of practical models, useful both as predictive tools and as a means to understand fundamental epidemiological processes. To emphasize this approach, the last chapter is dedicated to modeling and understanding the control of diseases through vaccination, quarantine, or culling. Comprehensive, practical introduction to infectious disease modeling Builds from simple to complex predictive models Models and methodology fully supported by examples drawn from research literature Practical models aid students' understanding of fundamental epidemiological processes For many of the models presented, the authors provide accompanying programs written in Java, C, Fortran, and MATLAB In-depth treatment of role of modeling in understanding disease control

Mathematical Epidemiology

Mathematical Epidemiology

  • Author: Fred Brauer,Pauline van den Driessche,J. Wu
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 3540789103
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 414
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Based on lecture notes of two summer schools with a mixed audience from mathematical sciences, epidemiology and public health, this volume offers a comprehensive introduction to basic ideas and techniques in modeling infectious diseases, for the comparison of strategies to plan for an anticipated epidemic or pandemic, and to deal with a disease outbreak in real time. It covers detailed case studies for diseases including pandemic influenza, West Nile virus, and childhood diseases. Models for other diseases including Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, fox rabies, and sexually transmitted infections are included as applications. Its chapters are coherent and complementary independent units. In order to accustom students to look at the current literature and to experience different perspectives, no attempt has been made to achieve united writing style or unified notation. Notes on some mathematical background (calculus, matrix algebra, differential equations, and probability) have been prepared and may be downloaded at the web site of the Centre for Disease Modeling (www.cdm.yorku.ca).

An Introduction to Mathematical Epidemiology

An Introduction to Mathematical Epidemiology

  • Author: Maia Martcheva
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1489976124
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 453
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The book is a comprehensive, self-contained introduction to the mathematical modeling and analysis of infectious diseases. It includes model building, fitting to data, local and global analysis techniques. Various types of deterministic dynamical models are considered: ordinary differential equation models, delay-differential equation models, difference equation models, age-structured PDE models and diffusion models. It includes various techniques for the computation of the basic reproduction number as well as approaches to the epidemiological interpretation of the reproduction number. MATLAB code is included to facilitate the data fitting and the simulation with age-structured models.

Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Infectious Disease Epidemiology

  • Author: Ibrahim Abubakar,Helen R. Stagg,Ted Cohen,Laura C. Rodrigues
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0191030546
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 416
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Infectious Disease Epidemiology is a concise reference guide which provides trainees and practicing epidemiologists with the information that they need to understand the basic concepts necessary for working in this specialist area. Divided into two sections, part one comprehensively covers the basic principles and methods relevant to the study of infectious disease epidemiology. It is organised in order of increasing complexity, ranging from a general introduction to subjects such as mathematical modelling and sero-epidemiology. Part two examines key major infectious diseases that are of global significance. Grouped by their route of transmission for ease of reference, they include diseases that present a particular burden or a high potential for causing mortality. This practical guide will be essential reading for postgraduate students in infectious disease epidemiology, health protection trainees, and practicing epidemiologists.

Struma

Struma

  • Author: Johannes Köbberling,Caroline R. Pickardt
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3642883133
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 211
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Medizinische Mikrobiologie

Medizinische Mikrobiologie

  • Author: Ernest Jawetz,Joseph L. Melnick,Edward A. Adelberg
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3662001551
  • Category: Science
  • Page: N.A
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Die Autoren haben beabsichtigt, diejenigen Gebiete der medizinischen Mikrobiologie kurz, exakt und in ihrem gegenwärtigen Stand darzustellen, die für die Infektionskrankheiten und ihre Chemotherapie von besonderer Bedeutung sind. Das Buch wendet sich in erster Linie an Medizinstudenten, außerdem an alle Ärzte in Krankenhaus und Praxis. Die Notwendigkeit für ein klares Verständnis der mlkrobiologischen Grundtatsachen ist in den letzten Jahren stärker geworden, da in Biochemie, Virologie und Chemotherapie so wie auf weiteren, die Medizin beeinflussenden Gebieten bedeutende Entwicklungen statt gefunden haben. Ein wesendicher Teil dieses Lehrbuches ist deswegen der Darstellung der Grundlagen gewidmet, wodurch sich das Buch auch für die Einführung des Studenten in den mikrobiologischen Kurs als brauchbar erweisen wird. Für die neue Auflage wurde ein Kapitel über Virus und Krebs neu geschrieben, und das Kapitel über antimikrobielle Chemotherapie wurde von Grund auf neu bearbeitet. Die Autoren freuen sich, bei dem Erscheinen der 7. amerikanischen Ausgabe von einer spanischen, deutschen, italienischen und griechischen Ausgabe, sowie von der Vorbereitung für eine serbokroatische Übersetzung berichten zu können. Die Autoren möchten nochmals allen danken, die ihnen bei der Bearbeitung dieser Auf lage behilflich waren, und die es ihnen durch ihre Kommentare und ihre Kritik ermöglicht haben, die in 2jährigen Abständen erscheinenden Revisionen dieses Buches auf dem neu esten Stand zu halten. ERNEsr JAWETZ JOSEPH L MELNICK San Frandsco, August 1966 EnWARD A AnELBERG III Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Kapitell Die ~lt der Mikroben 8 Kapitel 2 Cytologie der Bakterien Optische Methoden 8 9 Eukaryote Zellstrukturen Prokaryote Zellstrukturen . 12 14 Cytoplasmatische Strukturen. 27 Färbeverfahren .

Hot Zone

Hot Zone

Ebola, das tödliche Virus

  • Author: Richard Preston
  • Publisher: Knaur eBook
  • ISBN: 3426434571
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 368
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Richard Prestons populärwissenschaftlicher Tatsachen-Thriller liest sich spannender als jeder Horror-Roman. Preston berichtet darin über die ersten Infektionen mit dem Ebola-Virus vor über vierzig Jahren. Sein Tatsachenthriller von 1998 ist immer noch hochaktuell, wie die schreckliche Ebola-Epidemie in Zentralafrika gerade zeigt. Ebola gehört zu den gefährlichsten Killerviren. Diese aus dem Afrikanischen Regenwald stammenden sogenannten „Filoviren“, können einen Menschen auf grausamste Art und Weise töten. Das Virus löst innerhalb weniger Tage die inneren Organe auf, und der Erkrankte verblutet von innen. Das Virus ist zudem extrem ansteckend, und weltweit gibt es immer noch kein wirksames Heilmittel dagegen. Deshalb ist es nicht auszuschließen, dass die Menschheit eines Tages einer Seuche wie Ebola erliegen könnte. Preston schildert, wie der Ebola-Erreger über Affen, die für medizinische Versuche importiert wurden, schließlich nach Amerika kommt. In einem kleinen Labor in Reston, USA, verbreitet er Angst und Schrecken. Als sich die Seuche unter den im Quarantänelager zusammengepferchten Affen ausbreitet, rufen die Betreiber der Anlage die Gesundheitsbehörden zu Hilfe. Bald müssen die Wissenschaftler feststellen, dass sich das Virus inzwischen nicht nur durch Kontakt, sondern auch durch die Luft verbreiten kann.

Predictive Analytics für Dummies

Predictive Analytics für Dummies

  • Author: Anasse Bari,Mohamed Chaouchi,Tommy Jung
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 360
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... ¬Johann ¬Pringle'¬s Beobachtungen über die Krankheiten der Armee

... ¬Johann ¬Pringle'¬s Beobachtungen über die Krankheiten der Armee

  • Author: John Pringle
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 548
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Epidemic Modelling

Epidemic Modelling

An Introduction

  • Author: D. J. Daley,J. Gani
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521014670
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 213
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This is a general introduction to the mathematical modelling of diseases.

Mathematical Approaches for Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases: Models, Methods, and Theory

Mathematical Approaches for Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases: Models, Methods, and Theory

  • Author: Carlos Castillo-Chavez,Sally Blower,Pauline van den Driessche,Denise Kirschner,Abdul-Aziz Yakubu
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9780387953557
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 377
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This IMA Volume in Mathematics and its Applications MATHEMATICAL APPROACHES FOR EMERGING AND REEMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES: MODELS, AND THEORY METHODS is based on the proceedings of a successful one week workshop. The pro ceedings of the two-day tutorial which preceded the workshop "Introduction to Epidemiology and Immunology" appears as IMA Volume 125: Math ematical Approaches for Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases: An Introduction. The tutorial and the workshop are integral parts of the September 1998 to June 1999 IMA program on "MATHEMATICS IN BI OLOGY. " I would like to thank Carlos Castillo-Chavez (Director of the Math ematical and Theoretical Biology Institute and a member of the Depart ments of Biometrics, Statistics and Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Cornell University), Sally M. Blower (Biomathematics, UCLA School of Medicine), Pauline van den Driessche (Mathematics and Statistics, Uni versity of Victoria), and Denise Kirschner (Microbiology and Immunology, University of Michigan Medical School) for their superb roles as organizers of the meetings and editors of the proceedings. Carlos Castillo-Chavez, es pecially, made a major contribution by spearheading the editing process. I am also grateful to Kenneth L. Cooke (Mathematics, Pomona College), for being one of the workshop organizers and to Abdul-Aziz Yakubu (Mathe matics, Howard University) for serving as co-editor of the proceedings. I thank Simon A. Levin (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton Uni versity) for providing an introduction.

Modeling Paradigms and Analysis of Disease Transmission Models

Modeling Paradigms and Analysis of Disease Transmission Models

  • Author: Abba B. Gumel,Suzanne Lenhart
  • Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
  • ISBN: 0821843842
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 268
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This volume stems from two DIMACS activities, the U.S.-Africa Advanced Study Institute and the DIMACS Workshop, both on Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Diseases in Africa, held in South Africa in the summer of 2007. It contains both tutorial papers and research papers. Students and researchers should find the papers on modeling and analyzing certain diseases currently affecting Africa very informative. In particular, they can learn basic principles of disease modeling and stability from the tutorial papers where continuous and discrete time models, optimal control, and stochastic features are introduced.

Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung (Ars Conjectandi)

Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung (Ars Conjectandi)

  • Author: Jakob Bernoulli
  • Publisher: Wentworth Press
  • ISBN: 9780270072112
  • Category:
  • Page: 170
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A Historical Introduction to Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Diseases

A Historical Introduction to Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Diseases

Seminal Papers in Epidemiology

  • Author: Ivo M. Foppa
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • ISBN: 0128024992
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 214
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A Historical Introduction to Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Diseases: Seminal Papers in Epidemiology offers step-by-step help on how to navigate the important historical papers on the subject, beginning in the 18th century. The book carefully, and critically, guides the reader through seminal writings that helped revolutionize the field. With pointed questions, prompts, and analysis, this book helps the non-mathematician develop their own perspective, relying purely on a basic knowledge of algebra, calculus, and statistics. By learning from the important moments in the field, from its conception to the 21st century, it enables readers to mature into competent practitioners of epidemiologic modeling. Presents a refreshing and in-depth look at key historical works of mathematical epidemiology Provides all the basic knowledge of mathematics readers need in order to understand the fundamentals of mathematical modeling of infectious diseases Includes questions, prompts, and answers to help apply historical solutions to modern day problems

Entwicklung der Gentherapie

Entwicklung der Gentherapie

Stellungnahme für Grundsatzfragen der Genforschung, Mitteilung 5

  • Author: Senatskommission für Grundsatzfragen der Genforschung
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 3527610537
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 88
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Seit die DFG im Jahre 1995 eine erste Stellungnahme zum Thema Gentherapie veröffentlichte, hat sich dieses Forschungsfeld ernorm weiterentwickelt. Diese neue Stellungnahme zeigt nun die aktuellen Themen und Perspektiven der gentherapeutischen Forschung auf.

Modeling and Dynamics of Infectious Diseases

Modeling and Dynamics of Infectious Diseases

  • Author: Zhien Ma
  • Publisher: World Scientific
  • ISBN: 9814261262
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 355
  • View: 7300
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This book provides a systematic introduction to the fundamental methods and techniques and the frontiers of OCo along with many new ideas and results on OCo infectious disease modeling, parameter estimation and transmission dynamics. It provides complementary approaches, from deterministic to statistical to network modeling; and it seeks viewpoints of the same issues from different angles, from mathematical modeling to statistical analysis to computer simulations and finally to concrete applications.

Die Wissenschaftslüge

Die Wissenschaftslüge

Wie uns Pseudo-Wissenschaftler das Leben schwer machen

  • Author: Ben Goldacre
  • Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
  • ISBN: 3104003033
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 432
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Der große Sachbuch-Bestseller aus Großbritannien: Endlich wird entlarvt, wie uns Pseudo-Wissenschaftler belügen, um uns Medizin- und Kosmetikprodukte zu verkaufen »Von Zahnärzten empfohlen«.»Von Dermatologen getestet«. Doch mit welchem Ergebnis? Woher wissen wir, ob uns eine medizinische Behandlung hilft? Wie können wir überprüfen, was uns alternative Heilmethoden wie zum Beispiel die Homöopathie versprechen? Und warum glauben kluge, kritische Menschen hanebüchene Dinge, nur weil »die Wissenschaft« sie angeblich bewiesen hat? Ben Goldacre entlarvt mit so viel Witz wie Wissen die zweifelhafte Wissenschaft hinter vermeintlich geprüften und bewiesenen Fakten und zeigt uns, wie wir mit eigenen Mitteln schlechte von guter Wissenschaft unterscheiden können.

An Introduction to Mathematical Modeling in Physiology, Cell Biology, and Immunology

An Introduction to Mathematical Modeling in Physiology, Cell Biology, and Immunology

American Mathematical Society, Short Course, January 8-9, 2001, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Author: James Sneyd
  • Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
  • ISBN: 0821828169
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 177
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In many respects, biology is the new frontier for applied mathematicians. This book demonstrates the important role mathematics plays in the study of some biological problems. It introduces mathematicians to the biological sciences and provides enough mathematics for bioscientists to appreciate the utility of the modelling approach. This book presents a number of diverse topics, such as neurophysiology, cell biology, immunology, and human genetics. It examines how research is done, what mathematics is used, what the outstanding questions are, and how to enter the field. Also given is a brief historical survey of each topic, putting current research into perspective. The book is suitable for mathematicians and biologists interested in mathematical methods in biology.