Dynamic Models of Infectious Diseases

Volume 2: Non Vector-Borne Diseases

Editors: Rao, Vadrevu Sree Hari, Durvasula, Ravi (Eds.)

  • Explores numerous aspects of non vector-borne diseases
  • Looks at the variety of ways in which infectious diseases can be handled
  • Examines procedures that can be developed for predicting the future course of these diseases
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Though great advances in public health are witnessed world over in recent years, infectious diseases, besides insect vector-borne infectious diseases remain a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Control of the epidemics caused by the non-vector borne diseases such as tuberculosis, avian influenza (H5N1) and cryptococcus gattii, have left a very little hope in the past. The advancement of research in science and technology has paved way for the development of new tools and methodologies to fight against these diseases. In particular, intelligent technology and machine-learning based methodologies have rendered useful in developing more accurate predictive tools for the early diagnosis of these diseases. In all these endeavors the main focus is the understanding that the process of transmission of an infectious disease is nonlinear (not necessarily linear) and dynamical in character. This concept compels the appropriate quantification of the vital parameters that govern these dynamics. This book is ideal for a general science and engineering audience requiring an in-depth exposure to current issues, ideas, methods, and models. The topics discussed serve as a useful reference to clinical experts, health scientists, public health administrators, medical practioners, and senior undergraduate and graduate students in applied mathematics, biology, bioinformatics, and epidemiology, medicine and health sciences.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Control of Infectious Diseases: Dynamics and Informatics

    Rao, V. Sree Hari (et al.)

    Pages 1-30

  • Percolation Methods for SEIR Epidemics on Graphs

    Gandolfi, Alberto

    Pages 31-58

  • Dynamics of Tuberculosis in a Developing Country: Nigeria as a Case Study

    Okuonghae, Daniel (et al.)

    Pages 59-78

  • Two-Component Signalling Systems of M. tuberculosis: Regulators of Pathogenicity and More

    Agrawal, Ruchi (et al.)

    Pages 79-109

  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis: Evolution, Host–Pathogen Interactions, and Implications for Tuberculosis Control

    Burgos, Marcos

    Pages 111-146

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-9223-8
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-4267-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dynamic Models of Infectious Diseases
Book Subtitle
Volume 2: Non Vector-Borne Diseases
Editors
  • Vadrevu Sree Hari Rao
  • Ravi Durvasula
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-9224-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-9224-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-9223-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-4267-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 259
Number of Illustrations and Tables
27 b/w illustrations, 42 illustrations in colour
Topics