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Epidemics

Ricard Solé and Santiago F. Elena

in Viruses as Complex Adaptive Systems

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691158846
eISBN:
9780691185118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158846.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

It has been argued that epidemics have played a major role in human history. For example, the arrival of the British in Australia triggered a deadly wave of smallpox infections, with the estimated ... More


Emergent Viruses

Ricard Solé and Santiago F. Elena

in Viruses as Complex Adaptive Systems

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691158846
eISBN:
9780691185118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158846.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses the emergence of new pathogenic viruses due to human-driven changes. A virus can be defined as “emerging” if it meets one or more of the following conditions: an already known ... More


Introduction to pertussis transmission and epidemiological dynamics

Pejman Rohani and Samuel V. Scarpino

in Pertussis: Epidemiology, Immunology, and Evolution

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198811879
eISBN:
9780191850011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198811879.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Resolving the long-term, population-level consequences of changes in pertussis epidemiology, arising from bacterial evolution, shifts in vaccine-induced immunity, or changes in surveillance, are key ... More


Migratory Birds and Pathogen Movement

John H. Rappole

in The Avian Migrant: The Biology of Bird Migration

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146784
eISBN:
9780231518635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146784.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses the role of avian migrants in the movement and spread of pathogens, with particular emphasis on West Nile virus (WNV) and avian influenza. Migratory birds can serve as hosts ... More


Spatial-temporal transmission dynamics and control of infectious diseases: Ebola virus disease (EVD) as a case study

Cécile Viboud, Hélène Broutin, and Gerardo Chowell

in Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases: pathogen control and public health management in low-income countries

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198789833
eISBN:
9780191831508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789833.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Disentangling the spatial-temporal dynamics of infectious disease transmission is important to address issues of disease persistence, epidemic growth and optimal control. In this chapter, we review ... More


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