How should pathogen transmission be modelled?

McCallum, Hamish, Barlow, Nigel and Hone, Jim (2001) How should pathogen transmission be modelled?. Trends In Ecology & Evolution, 16 6: 295-300. doi:10.1016/S0169-5347(01)02144-9

Author McCallum, Hamish
Barlow, Nigel
Hone, Jim
Title How should pathogen transmission be modelled?
Journal name Trends In Ecology & Evolution   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0169-5347
Publication date 2001-06-01
Sub-type Editorial
DOI 10.1016/S0169-5347(01)02144-9
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 16
Issue 6
Start page 295
End page 300
Total pages 6
Place of publication London
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Subject C1
270799 Ecology and Evolution not elsewhere classified
770704 Control of pests and exotic species
0501 Ecological Applications
0502 Environmental Science and Management
0602 Ecology
Abstract Host-pathogen models are essential for designing strategies for managing disease threats to humans, wild animals and domestic animals. The behaviour of these models is greatly affected by the way in which transmission between infected and susceptible hosts is modelled. Since host-pathogen models were first developed at the beginning of the 20th century, the 'mass action' assumption has almost always been used for transmission. Recently, however, it has been suggested that mass action has often been modelled wrongly. Alternative models of transmission are beginning to appear, as are empirical tests of transmission dynamics.
Keyword Ecology
Evolutionary Biology
Genetics & Heredity
Parasite Population Interactions
Bovine Tuberculosis
Nonlinear Transmission
Possum Populations
Epidemic Models
Q-Index Code C1

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Sub-type: Editorial
Collection: School of Biological Sciences Publications
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