Mapping infectious diseases in Africa

January 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/15/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 2, p137
Academic Journal
The article reports that the Canadian and African researchers are proposing mathematical models to predict the trajectory of infection and use to tackle infectious diseases. According to the author, the researchers are hoping that their joint efforts to bridge mathematics and science will yield useful methods that will help policy-makers decide. Mathematical epidemiology is meant to combat the tendency by showing policy-makers the correlation between infection rates and a disease's behavior. Meanwhile, the participants are optimistic that the project will be successful based on the expertise of the Canadian in mathematical epidemiology and first-hand African knowledge of disease patterns.


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