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Temporal Factors in Epidemics: The Role of the Incubation Period

Ron Brookmeyer

in Monitoring the Health of Populations: Statistical Principles and Methods for Public Health Surveillance

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195146493
eISBN:
9780199864928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146493.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter considers the effect of the incubation period of disease on temporal patterns in disease surveillance, focusing on three diseases with widely differing incubation periods: HIV/AIDS, ... More


Interrelated concepts in the epidemiology of disease: Natural history, spectrum, iceberg, population patterns, and screening

Raj S. Bhopal

in Concepts of Epidemiology: Integrating the ideas, theories, principles and methods of epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199543144
eISBN:
9780191723995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543144.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter argues that understanding the interrelated concepts of the natural history, spectrum, population pattern, and iceberg of disease and their relation to screening is crucial to the ... More


Typhus

Anne Hardy

in The Epidemic Streets: Infectious Diseases and the Rise of Preventive Medicine 1856–1900

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203773
eISBN:
9780191675966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203773.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Typhus is caused by Rickettsia prowazeki, one of a distinct genus of organisms, and appears to be invariably louse-borne among human beings. Like dysentery, it appears wherever poverty, crowding, and ... More


Egg allometry: influences of phylogeny and the altricial–precocial continuum

G.F. Birchard and D.C. Deeming

in Nests, Eggs, and Incubation: New ideas about avian reproduction

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198718666
eISBN:
9780191788086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718666.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

The inter-relations between egg mass and incubation parameters such as incubation period have been well described in the past. This new synthesis deals with two key elements of allometric analysis of ... More


Moscow: conflicting visions

Jeanne Guillemin

in Anthrax: The Investigation of a Deadly Outbreak

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520222045
eISBN:
9780520927100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222045.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter takes a look at the conflicting opinions on how the anthrax epidemic started. It first describes the victims of the outbreak (mostly male, bachelors, and were usually mobile), and then ... More


Responding effectively to the HIV pandemic

Catherine Hankins, Chris Fontaine, and Michel Sidibe

in The HIV Pandemic: Local and Global Implications

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199237401
eISBN:
9780191723957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237401.003.0049
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The HIV pandemic is an extraordinary kind of a crisis. It is both an emergency and a long-term development issue, and cannot be simply lumped together with the world's many emergencies. HIV is ... More


Mosquito—Virus Interactions

Christine M. Reitmayer, Michelle V. Evans, Kerri L. Miazgowicz, Philip M. Newberry, Nicole Solano, Blanka Tesla, and Courtney C. Murdock

in Population Biology of Vector-Borne Diseases

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198853244
eISBN:
9780191887710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198853244.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology, Ecology

Vector-borne viruses (arboviruses) are emerging threats to both human and animal health. The global expansion of dengue virus, West Nile virus, chikungunya, and most recently Zika virus are prominent ... More


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