TITLE

Mathematical epidemiology is not an oxymoron

AUTHOR(S)
Brauer, Fred
PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
BMC Public Health;2009 Supplement 1, Vol. 9, Special section p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A brief description of the importance of communicable diseases in history and the development of mathematical modelling of disease transmission is given. This includes reasons for mathematical modelling, the history of mathematical modelling from the foundations laid in the late nineteenth century to the present, some of the accomplishments of mathematical modelling, and some challenges for the future. Our purpose is to demonstrate the importance of mathematical modelling for the understanding and management of infectious disease transmission.
ACCESSION #
47370872

 

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