Statistics for Biology and Health

Modern Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Concepts, Methods, Mathematical Models, and Public Health

Editors: Krämer, Alexander, Kretzschmar, Mirjam, Krickeberg, Klaus (Eds.)

  • Expanded and improved English version of the German original
  • The subject is modern epidemiologic methods for infectious diseases, their origins and motivations, and their role and applications in public health
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Hardly a day goes by without news headlines concerning infectious disease threats. Currently the spectre of a pandemic of influenza A|H1N1 is raising its head, and heated debates are taking place about the pro’s and con’s of vaccinating young girls against human papilloma virus. For an evidence-based and responsible communication of infectious disease topics to avoid misunderstandings and overreaction of the public, we need solid scientific knowledge and an understanding of all aspects of infectious diseases and their control.

The aim of our book is to present the reader with the general picture and the main ideas of the subject. The book introduces the reader to methodological aspects of epidemiology that are specific for infectious diseases and provides insight into the epidemiology of some classes of infectious diseases characterized by their main modes of transmission. This choice of topics bridges the gap between scientific research on the clinical, biological, mathematical, social and economic aspects of infectious diseases and their applications in public health.

The book will help the reader to understand the impact of infectious diseases on modern society and the instruments that policy makers have at their disposal to deal with these challenges. It is written for students of the health sciences, both of curative medicine and public health, and for experts that are active in these and related domains, and it may be of interest for the educated layman since the technical level is kept relatively low.

The authors are internationally renowned experts in the field of infectious disease epidemiology. The editors come from different scientific backgrounds but have been devoted to research in infectious disease epidemiology for many years. Alexander Krämer is an internist and epidemiologist who co-founded the first School of Public Health in the German-speaking region of Europe at the University of Bielefeld. Mirjam Kretzschmar is a mathematician and epidemiologist with many contributions to mathematical modelling of infectious diseases and its applications for public health. Klaus Krickeberg is a mathematician with background in health information systems in developing countries.

Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • The Global Burden of Infectious Diseases

    Pinheiro, Paulo (et al.)

    Pages 3-21

  • Global Challenges of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

    Krämer, Alexander (et al.)

    Pages 23-38

  • Emerging Emerging infectious diseases and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases

    Löscher, Thomas (et al.)

    Pages 39-67

  • Infectious Disease Control Policies and the Role of Governmental and Intergovernmental Organisations

    Krause, Gérard

    Pages 69-82

  • Principles of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

    Krämer, Alexander (et al.)

    Pages 85-99

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Modern Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Book Subtitle
Concepts, Methods, Mathematical Models, and Public Health
Editors
  • Alexander Krämer
  • Mirjam Kretzschmar
  • Klaus Krickeberg
Series Title
Statistics for Biology and Health
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: CBS Publishers, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-93835-6
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-93835-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-93834-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2507-6
Series ISSN
1431-8776
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 443
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