Clear-Cutting Disease Control

Capital-Led Deforestation, Public Health Austerity, and Vector-Borne Infection

Authors: Wallace, R., Chaves, L.F., Bergmann, L., Ayres lopes, C.f.J., Hogerwerf, L., Kock, R., Wallace, R.G.

  • Uses mathematical models that make clear the role of land use patterns in the onset and spread of vector-borne disease
  • Provides a new class of ‘regression equation like’ statistical models that can be fitted to data
  • Applies control theory to vector-borne infection, making clear the central role that public policy plays in the onset and/or control of disease
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About this book

The vector-borne Zika virus joins avian influenza, Ebola, and yellow fever as recent public health crises threatening pandemicity.

By a combination of stochastic modeling and economic geography, this book proposes two key causes together explain the explosive spread of the worst of the vector-borne outbreaks.

Ecosystems in which such pathogens are largely controlled by environmental stochasticity are being drastically streamlined by both agribusiness-led deforestation and deficits in public health and environmental sanitation.

Consequently, a subset of infections that once burned out relatively quickly in local forests are now propagating across susceptible human populations whose vulnerability to infection is often exacerbated in structurally adjusted cities. The resulting outbreaks are characterized by greater global extent, duration, and momentum.

As infectious diseases in an age of nation states and global health programs cannot, as much of the present modeling literature presumes, be described by interacting populations of host, vector, and pathogen alone, a series of control theory models is also introduced here. These models, useful to researchers and health officials alike, explicitly address interactions between government ministries and the pathogens they aim to control.

About the authors

Rodrick Wallace, Division of Epidemiology, New York State Psychiatric Institute at Columbia University

Luis Fernando Chaves, Department of Vector Ecology and Environment, Institute of Tropical Medicine at Nagasaki University

Luke Bergmann, Department of Geography, University of Washington

Constância Ayres, Vice-Director, Fiocruz, Brazil

Lenny Hogerwerf, Centre for Infectious Disease Control, National Institute for Public Health and Environment (RIVM), The Netherlands

Richard Kock, Department of Pathology and Pathogen Biology, Royal Veterinary College, London

Robert G. Wallace, Institute for Global Studies, University of Minnesota

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • The Social Context of the Emergence of Vector-Borne Diseases

    Wallace, Rodrick (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Modeling Vector-Borne Diseases in a Commoditized Landscape

    Wallace, Rodrick (et al.)

    Pages 17-38

  • Modeling State Interventions

    Wallace, Rodrick (et al.)

    Pages 39-50

  • Implications for Disease Intervention and Modeling

    Wallace, Rodrick (et al.)

    Pages 51-62

  • Mathematical Appendix

    Wallace, Rodrick (et al.)

    Pages 63-68

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-72850-6
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $79.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-72849-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Clear-Cutting Disease Control
Book Subtitle
Capital-Led Deforestation, Public Health Austerity, and Vector-Borne Infection
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-72850-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-72850-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-72849-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 68
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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