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Infectious Diseases of Humans: Dynamics and Control

By: RM Anderson and RM May

757 pages, Figs, tabs

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Aug 1992 | #29246 | ISBN: 019854040X
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Hardback | Dec 1991 | #14766 | ISBN: 0198545991
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Masterly survey on the wide range aspects of the dynamics of human diseases.
'The authors repeatedly stress the importance of keeping the theory in close touch with the facts, and they have pulled together an impressive amount of data that illustrate the value of their mathematical models.' Science

Senior citizens of the medical profession who are faced with decisions about the direction of future efforts to control disease would do well to read this book, and teachers of courses on public health should find its perspectives invaluable. The Lancet


Introduction; 1. A framework for discussing the population biology of infectious diseases; PART I: MICROPARASITES; 2. Biology of host-microparasite associations; 3. The basic model: statics; 4. Static aspects of eradication and control; 5. The basic model: dynamics; 6. Dynamic aspects of eradication and control; 7. Beyond the basic model: empirical evidence of inhomogeneous mixing; 8. Age-related transmission rates; 9. Genetic heterogeneity; 10. Social heterogeneity and sexually transmitted diseases; 11. Spatial and other kinds of heterogeneity; 12. Endemic infections in developing countries; 13. Indirectly transmitted microparasites; PART II: MACROPARASITES: BIOLOGY OF HOST-MACROPARASITE ASSOCIATIONS; 15. The basic model: statics; 16. The basic model: dynamics; 17. Acquired immunity; 18. Heterogeneity within the human community; 19. Indirectly transmitted helminths; 20. Experimental epidemiology; 21. Parasites, genetic variability, and drug resistance; 22. The ecology and genetics of host-parasite associations; Appendices; References; Author index; Subject index

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