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Modeling the Interplay Between Human Behavior and the Spread of Infectious Diseases

Editors: Manfredi, Piero, D'Onofrio, Alberto (Eds.)

  • The first book in this new and “hot” scientific topic of modeling in immunology
  • Includes content that is primarily application-oriented
  • Rigorous collective treatise from experts in the field
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This volume summarizes the state-of-the-art in the fast growing research area of modeling the influence of information-driven human behavior on the spread and control of infectious diseases. In particular, it features the two main and inter-related “core” topics: behavioral changes in response to global threats, for example, pandemic influenza, and the pseudo-rational opposition to vaccines. In order to make realistic predictions, modelers need to go beyond classical mathematical epidemiology to take these dynamic effects into account.

With contributions from experts in this field, the book fills a void in the literature. It goes beyond classical texts, yet preserves the rationale of many of them by sticking to the underlying biology without compromising on scientific rigor. Epidemiologists, theoretical biologists, biophysicists, applied mathematicians, and PhD students will benefit from this book. However, it is also written for Public Health professionals interested in understanding models, and to advanced undergraduate students, since it only requires a working knowledge of mathematical epidemiology.

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From the reviews:

“Anyone interested in infectious disease modeling would benefit. Written by experts in the field, it is easily accessible even to those with only the most cursory introduction to modeling and mathematical epidemiology. The book focuses on modeling behavioral changes in response to infection dynamics. … This is a timely addition to the existing infectious disease modeling library. It would be an excellent textbook for any modeling course … .” (Margaret L. Chorazy, Doody’s Book Reviews, April, 2013)


Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Behavioral Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases: An Overview

    Bauch, Chris (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • Survey on the Likely Behavioural Changes of the General Public in Four European Countries During the 2009/2010 Pandemic

    Rizzo, Caterina (et al.)

    Pages 23-41

  • Factors Influencing Infant and Adolescent Vaccine Uptake in Flanders, Belgium

    Theeten, H. (et al.)

    Pages 43-55

  • Modeling the Impact of Behavior Changes on the Spread of Pandemic Influenza

    Valle, Sara Y. Del (et al.)

    Pages 59-77

  • Uncoordinated Human Responses During Epidemic Outbreaks

    Poletti, Piero (et al.)

    Pages 79-91

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-5474-8
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Hardcover $149.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Modeling the Interplay Between Human Behavior and the Spread of Infectious Diseases
Editors
  • Piero Manfredi
  • Alberto D'Onofrio
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-5474-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-5474-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-5473-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 329
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