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*Odo Diekmann, J.*

- Mathematical Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases: model building, analysis and interpretation
- Mathematical modelling of infectious disease
- Mathematical modelling of infectious disease
- Staff Publications

## Mathematical Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases: model building, analysis and interpretation

Mathematical modeling is critical to our understanding of how infectious diseases spread at the individual and population levels. This book gives readers the necessary skills to correctly formulate and analyze mathematical models in infectious disease epidemiology, and is the first treatment of the subject to integrate deterministic and stochastic models and methods. Mathematical Tools for Understanding Infectious Disease Dynamics fully explains how to translate biological assumptions into mathematics to construct useful and consistent models, and how to use the biological interpretation and mathematical reasoning to analyze these models. It shows how to relate models to data through statistical inference, and how to gain important insights into infectious disease dynamics by translating mathematical results back to biology. This comprehensive and accessible book also features numerous detailed exercises throughout; full elaborations to all exercises are provided. Covers the latest research in mathematical modeling of infectious disease epidemiology Integrates deterministic and stochastic approaches Teaches skills in model construction, analysis, inference, and interpretation Features numerous exercises and their detailed elaborations Motivated by real-world applications throughout.

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## Mathematical modelling of infectious disease

Thank you for visiting nature. You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer. In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript. Ending the global SARS-CoV-2 pandemic requires implementation of multiple population-wide strategies, including social distancing, testing and contact tracing.

The idea that transmission and spread of infectious diseases follows laws that can be formulated in mathematical language is old. In Daniel Bernoulli published an article where he described the effects of smallpox variolation a precursor of vaccination on life expectancy using mathematical life table analysis Dietz and Heesterbeek However, it was only in the twentieth century that the nonlinear dynamics of infectious disease transmission was really understood. In the beginning of that century there was much discussion about why an epidemic ended before all susceptibles were infected with hypotheses about changing virulence of the pathogen during the epidemic. Hamer was one of the first to recognize that it was the diminishing density of susceptible persons alone that could bring the epidemic to a halt.

## Mathematical modelling of infectious disease

Mathematical models can project how infectious diseases progress to show the likely outcome of an epidemic and help inform public health interventions. Models use basic assumptions or collected statistics along with mathematics to find parameters for various infectious diseases and use those parameters to calculate the effects of different interventions, like mass vaccination programmes. The modelling can help decide which intervention s to avoid and which to trial, or can predict future growth patterns, etc.

In this paper I present the genesis of R 0 in demography, ecology and epidemiology, from embryo to its current adult form. I argue on why it has taken so long for the concept to mature in epidemiology when there were ample opportunities for cross-fertilisation from demography and ecology from where it reached adulthood fifty years earlier. Today, R 0 is a more fully developed adult in epidemiology than in demography.

*This book is primarily a self-study text for those who want to learn about mathematical modelling concepts in the area of infectious diseases. It is therefore of most interest to applied mathematicians, epidemiologists and theoretical biologists, although others may find some of the content of interest.*

### Staff Publications

Thank you for visiting nature. You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer. In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript. Mathematical analysis and modelling is an important part of infectious disease epidemiology. Application of mathematical models to disease surveillance data can be used to address both scientific hypotheses and disease-control policy questions. The link between the biology of an infectious disease, the process of transmission and the mathematics that are used to describe them is not always clear in published research.

This book is primarily a self-study text for those who want to learn about mathematical modelling concepts in the area of infectious diseases. It is therefore of most interest to applied mathematicians, epidemiologists and theoretical biologists, although others may find some of the content of interest. The book takes a very hands-on approach to learning.

Various types of deterministic dynamical models are considered: ordinary differential equation models, delay-differential equation models, difference equation models, age-structured PDE models and diffusion models. It includes various techniques for the computation of the basic reproduction number as well as approaches to the epidemiological interpretation of the reproduction number. MATLAB code is included to facilitate the data fitting and the simulation with age-structured models. Satzer, MAA reviews, maa. Skip to main content Skip to table of contents. Advertisement Hide.

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