- Emerging infectious diseases of wildlife--threats to biodiversity and human health
Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
Science 287:443-9. 2000
- Multiscale mobility networks and the spatial spreading of infectious diseases
Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47408, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:21484-9. 2009
..The present approach outlines the possibility for the definition of layered computational approaches where different modeling assumptions and granularities can be used consistently in a unifying multiscale framework...
- A high-resolution human contact network for infectious disease transmission
Department of Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 5020, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:22020-5. 2010
..Immunization strategies based on contact network data were most effective at high vaccination coverage...
- Climate change and infectious diseases in Europe
Jan C Semenza
Section Future Threats and Determinants, Unit of Scientific Advice, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden
Lancet Infect Dis 9:365-75. 2009
..Insights from these analyses could then guide adaptation strategies and protect population health from impending threats related to climate change...
- Seasonality and the dynamics of infectious diseases
Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
Ecol Lett 9:467-84. 2006
..Finally, by focusing on well-studied examples of infectious diseases, we hope to highlight general insights that are relevant to other ecological interactions...
- Climate change and human health: present and future risks
Anthony J McMichael
National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra 0200, Australia
Lancet 367:859-69. 2006
..Evidence and anticipation of adverse health effects will strengthen the case for pre-emptive policies, and will also guide priorities for planned adaptive strategies...
- Simulation of an SEIR infectious disease model on the dynamic contact network of conference attendees
Centre de Physique Théorique de Marseille, CNRS UMR 6207, Marseille, France
BMC Med 9:87. 2011
..In this study, we aimed to assess the role of data-driven dynamic contact patterns between individuals, and in particular of their temporal aspects, in shaping the spread of a simulated epidemic in the population...
- Identifying reservoirs of infection: a conceptual and practical challenge
Daniel T Haydon
University of Edinburgh, Roslin, UK
Emerg Infect Dis 8:1468-73. 2002
..We discuss the practical value of different approaches that may be used to identify reservoirs in the field...
- Climate and vectorborne diseases
Kenneth L Gage
Division of Vector Borne Infectious Diseases, National Center for Zoonotic, Vector Borne, and Enteric Diseases, CDC, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Am J Prev Med 35:436-50. 2008
- Where and why are 10 million children dying every year?
Robert E Black
Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
Lancet 361:2226-34. 2003
..A better understanding of child health epidemiology could contribute to more effective approaches to saving children's lives...
- Global capacity for emerging infectious disease detection
Emily H Chan
Division of Health Sciences and Technology, HealthMap, Children s Hospital Informatics Program, Harvard Massachusetts Institute of Technology Boston, MA 02215, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:21701-6. 2010
..119 per year, 95% CI (1.025; 1.221)] showed improvement in public communication. These findings provide quantitative historical assessment of timeliness in infectious disease detection and public reporting of outbreaks...
- Seasonal variation in host susceptibility and cycles of certain infectious diseases
S F Dowell
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 7:369-74. 2001
..If such physiologic changes underlie human resistance to infectious diseases for large portions of the year and the changes can be identified and modified, the therapeutic and preventive implications may be considerable...
- HealthMap: global infectious disease monitoring through automated classification and visualization of Internet media reports
Clark C Freifeld
Children s Hospital Informatics Program, Harvard MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, 300 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
J Am Med Inform Assoc 15:150-7. 2008
..Our objective is to address this challenge through the HealthMap.org Web application, an automated system for querying, filtering, integrating and visualizing unstructured reports on disease outbreaks...
- Large-scale spatial-transmission models of infectious disease
Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region, People s Republic of China
Science 316:1298-301. 2007
..It also demonstrates the need to develop a simple model of household demographics, so that these large-scale models can be extended to the investigation of long-time scale human pathogens, such as tuberculosis and HIV...
- Gene expression patterns in blood leukocytes discriminate patients with acute infections
Baylor National Institute of Allergy and Infections Diseases NIAID Cooperative Center for Translational Research on Human Immunology and Biodefense and Baylor Institute for Immunology Research, Dallas, TX 75204, USA
Blood 109:2066-77. 2007
..Thus, microarray analyses of patient peripheral blood leukocytes might assist in the differential diagnosis of infectious diseases...
- Dynamic social networks and the implications for the spread of infectious disease
Jonathan M Read
Mathematics Institute and Department of Biological Sciences, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
J R Soc Interface 5:1001-7. 2008
..Our findings have implications for the modelling of human epidemics and planning pandemic control policies based on social distancing methods...
- Monitoring and surveillance of chronic non-communicable diseases: progress and capacity in high-burden countries
Non Communicable Diseases and Mental Health, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Lancet 376:1861-8. 2010
The burden of chronic, non-communicable diseases in low-income and middle-income countries is increasing...
- Health and demographic surveillance in rural western Kenya: a platform for evaluating interventions to reduce morbidity and mortality from infectious diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Kenya Program, Nairobi, Kenya
Am J Trop Med Hyg 73:1151-8. 2005
..9%) and anemia (19.8%) as the most common causes of death in children. These data will provide a basis for generating further research questions, developing targeted interventions, and evaluating their impact...
- Measuring the burden of neglected tropical diseases: the global burden of disease framework
Colin D Mathers
Information, Evidence and Research Cluster, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 1:e114. 2007
..3% of the global burden of disease and injuries. Further research is currently underway to revise and update these estimates...
- Unhealthy landscapes: Policy recommendations on land use change and infectious disease emergence
Jonathan A Patz
Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment SAGE, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and the Department of Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 53726 4087, USA
Environ Health Perspect 112:1092-8. 2004
- The double burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases in developing countries
UFR Modelling and Data Analysis, Faculty of Sciences, University Mohamed Ier, Oujda, Morocco
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 100:191-9. 2006
Now, at the dawn of the third millennium, non-communicable diseases are sweeping the entire globe...
- Exploiting temporal network structures of human interaction to effectively immunize populations
IceLab, Department of Physics, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
PLoS ONE 7:e36439. 2012
- Models of epidemics: when contact repetition and clustering should be included
Institute for Environmental Decisions, Natural and Social Science Interface, ETH Zurich, Universitaetsstrasse 22, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
Theor Biol Med Model 6:11. 2009
..However, we do not yet completely know under what conditions repetitiveness and clustering should be included for realistically modelling disease spread...
- Predicting epidemics on directed contact networks
Lauren Ancel Meyers
Section of Integrative Biology and Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station C0930, Austin, TX 78712, USA
J Theor Biol 240:400-18. 2006
..We furthermore demonstrate that these methods more accurately predict the vulnerability of HCWs and the efficacy of various hospital-based containment strategies during outbreaks of severe respiratory diseases...
- What types of contacts are important for the spread of infections?: using contact survey data to explore European mixing patterns
Modelling and Economics Unit, Health Protection Agency, Centre for Infections, London, UK
Epidemics 3:143-51. 2011
..We observe similar patterns in each of the countries analysed, suggesting that there are consistent biological mechanisms at work...
- Effect of hand hygiene on infectious disease risk in the community setting: a meta-analysis
Allison E Aiello
Department of Epidemiology, Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Michigan School of Public Health, 3659 SPH Tower, 109 Observatory, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2029, USA
Am J Public Health 98:1372-81. 2008
..Hand hygiene is clearly effective against gastrointestinal and, to a lesser extent, respiratory infections. Studies examining hygiene practices during respiratory illness and interventions targeting aerosol transmission are needed...
- Virtual surveillance of communicable diseases: a 20-year experience in France
Réseau Sentinelles, INSERM UMR S707, Paris, France
Stat Methods Med Res 15:413-21. 2006
..diseases, with individual description of cases, and to explore some aspects of the mathematical theory of communicable diseases. We developed user-friendly interfaces for remote data entry and GIS tools providing real-time atlas of ..
- Ecology drives the worldwide distribution of human diseases
Génétique et Evolution des Maladies Infectieuses, Montpellier, France
PLoS Biol 2:e141. 2004
..When parasites and pathogens are included, estimates of total species diversity may increase by more than an order of magnitude...
- Using time-use data to parameterize models for the spread of close-contact infectious diseases
Department of Demography, University of California, Berkeley, 2232 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720 2120, USA
Am J Epidemiol 168:1082-90. 2008
..The availability of time-use data for a large number of countries and their potential to supplement contact surveys make the methods developed extremely valuable and suitable for implementation in several different contexts...
- The importance of including dynamic social networks when modeling epidemics of airborne infections: does increasing complexity increase accuracy?
BMC Med 9:88. 2011
..Specifically, the most detailed contact network and a simplified version of this network generated very similar results. These results are extremely interesting and require further exploration to determine their generalizability...
- Use of unstructured event-based reports for global infectious disease surveillance
Harvard Massachusetts Institute of Technology Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Boston, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 15:689-95. 2009
..Such development would further establish event-based monitoring as an invaluable public health resource that provides critical context and an alternative to traditional indicator-based outbreak reporting...
- Tuberculosis comorbidity with communicable and non-communicable diseases: integrating health services and control efforts
Ben J Marais
Sydney Emerging Infections and Biosecurity Institute, and The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Lancet Infect Dis 13:436-48. 2013
..for the global burden of disease reflect major demographic and lifestyle changes, leading to a rise in non-communicable diseases. Most countries with high levels of tuberculosis face a large comorbidity burden from both non-..
- Design and descriptive epidemiology of the Infectious Diseases of East African Livestock (IDEAL) project, a longitudinal calf cohort study in western Kenya
Barend Mark De Clare Bronsvoort
The Roslin Institute and Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Roslin, UK
BMC Vet Res 9:171. 2013
..Blood and tissue samples were collected in association with all visits and screened using a range of laboratory based diagnostic methods for over 100 different pathogens or infectious exposures...
- The spread of awareness and its impact on epidemic outbreaks
School of Biological Sciences, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham TW20 0EX, United Kingdom
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:6872-7. 2009
..These findings suggest that care needs to be taken both in the interpretation of disease parameters, as well as in the prediction of the fate of future outbreaks...
- Ecological interference between fatal diseases
Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602 2202, USA
Nature 422:885-8. 2003
..This new ecological null model has important consequences for understanding the multi-strain dynamics of pathogens such as dengue and echoviruses...
- Inborn errors of immunity to infection: the rule rather than the exception
Jean Laurent Casanova
Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases, University of Paris René Descartes INSERM U550, Necker Medical School, Pediatric Hematology Immunology Unit, Necker Enfants Malades Hospital, Paris, France
J Exp Med 202:197-201. 2005
..We argue here that most individuals retain a natural vulnerability to infectious diseases, reflecting a great diversity of inborn errors of immunity...
- How to (or not to) integrate vertical programmes for the control of major neglected tropical diseases in sub-Saharan Africa
Narcis B Kabatereine
Vector Control Division, Ministry of Health, Government of Uganda, Kampala, Uganda
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 4:e755. 2010
..By sharing experiences from Uganda, Tanzania, Southern Sudan, and Mozambique, this symposium article aims to outlines key challenges and solutions to assist countries in establishing efficient integrated NTD programmes...
- Invasion threshold in heterogeneous metapopulation networks
Complex Networks Lagrange Laboratory, Institute for Scientific Interchange, Torino, Italy
Phys Rev Lett 99:148701. 2007
..The results presented provide a general framework for the understanding of the effect of travel restrictions in epidemic containment...
- Genetic susceptibility to infectious diseases: big is beautiful, but will bigger be even better?
School of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Western Australia, Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Perth, WA, Australia
Lancet Infect Dis 6:653-63. 2006
- Epidemic modeling in metapopulation systems with heterogeneous coupling pattern: theory and simulations
Complex Networks Lagrange Laboratory CNLL, Institute for Scientific Interchange ISI, Torino, Italy
J Theor Biol 251:450-67. 2008
..The results can be useful in the understanding of recent data driven computational approaches to disease spreading in large transportation networks and the effect of containment measures such as travel restrictions...
- Climate change and infectious diseases in North America: the road ahead
Research Institute of the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ont
CMAJ 178:715-22. 2008
..g., the Arctic). We provide an overview of the expected nature and direction of such changes, which pose current and future challenges to health care providers and public health agencies...
- Infectious disease surveillance and modelling across geographic frontiers and scientific specialties
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
Lancet Infect Dis 12:222-30. 2012
- Animal movements and the spread of infectious diseases
Eric M Fèvre
Centre for Infectious Diseases and Centre for Tropical Veterinary Medicine, Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Easter Bush, Roslin, Midlothian EH25 9RG, UK
Trends Microbiol 14:125-31. 2006
..Measures based on heightened surveillance are proposed that mitigate the risks of new pathogen introductions...
- Invasion threshold in structured populations with recurrent mobility patterns
Complex Networks and Systems Lagrange Laboratory, Institute for Scientific Interchange, Torino 10133, Italy
J Theor Biol 293:87-100. 2012
..The results presented here take a step further in offering insight into the fundamental mechanisms controlling the spreading of infectious diseases and other contagion processes across spatially structured communities...
- Emergence and control of infectious diseases in China
Ministry of Health, People s Republic of China, Beijing, China
Lancet 372:1598-605. 2008
..This strategy can serve as a model for worldwide surveillance and response to threats from infectious diseases...
- Communicable diseases in complex emergencies: impact and challenges
Maire A Connolly
World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Lancet 364:1974-83. 2004
b>Communicable diseases, alone or in combination with malnutrition, account for most deaths in complex emergencies...
- Illness in travelers visiting friends and relatives: a review of the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network
Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, Centre for Clinical Research Excellence, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, 3052, Australia
Clin Infect Dis 43:1185-93. 2006
..A greater proportion of immigrant VFRs presented with serious, potentially preventable travel-related illnesses than did tourist travelers...
- A role of high impact weather events in waterborne disease outbreaks in Canada, 1975 - 2001
Kate M Thomas
Department of Population Medicine, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Int J Environ Health Res 16:167-80. 2006
..216 - 4.285). These results suggest that warmer temperatures and extreme rainfall are contributing factors to waterborne disease outbreaks in Canada. This could have implications for water management and public health initiatives...
- Mining social mixing patterns for infectious disease models based on a two-day population survey in Belgium
Interuniversity Institute for Biostatistics and Statistical Bioinformatics I BioStat, Hasselt University and Catholic University of Leuven, Agoralaan 1, 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
BMC Infect Dis 9:5. 2009
..In contrast to other European surveys conducted simultaneously, each respondent recorded contacts over two days. Special attention was given to holiday periods, and respondents with large numbers of professional contacts...
- Threshold effects for two pathogens spreading on a network
M E J Newman
Department of Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 48109 1040, USA
Phys Rev Lett 95:108701. 2005
- Social and environmental risk factors in the emergence of infectious diseases
Robin A Weiss
Wohl Virion Centre, Division of Infection and Immunity, University College London, W1T 4JF, UK
Nat Med 10:S70-6. 2004
..A better understanding of the evolving social dynamics of emerging infectious diseases ought to help us to anticipate and hopefully ameliorate current and future risks...
- Network analysis of cattle and pig movements in Sweden: measures relevant for disease control and risk based surveillance
SVA, National Veterinary Institute, Department of Disease Control and Epidemiology, 751 89 Uppsala, Sweden
Prev Vet Med 99:78-90. 2011
- Remote sensing and human health: new sensors and new opportunities
L R Beck
California State University, Monterey Bay, California 94035 2424, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 6:217-27. 2000
- The effect of network mixing patterns on epidemic dynamics and the efficacy of disease contact tracing
Istvan Z Kiss
Department of Mathematics, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9RF, UK
J R Soc Interface 5:791-9. 2008
..Multi-step contact tracing is more effective than single-step tracing for assortative mixing, but this effect is smaller for disassortatively mixed networks...
- Epidemic variability in hierarchical geographical networks with human activity patterns
Zhi Dan Zhao
Web Sciences Center, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 610054, People s Republic of China
Chaos 22:023150. 2012
..More importantly, the variabilities of high-layer seeds in HETD are much greater than that in HOTD, which implies the unpredictability of epidemic spreading in hierarchical geographical networks...
- Trends in infectious disease mortality in the United States during the 20th century
G L Armstrong
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Atlanta, GA, USA
JAMA 281:61-6. 1999
..Recent increases in infectious disease mortality and concern about emerging infections warrant an examination of longer-term trends...
- Epidemic threshold for the susceptible-infectious-susceptible model on random networks
Minerva Center and Department of Physics, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
Phys Rev Lett 104:258701. 2010
- On the treatment of airline travelers in mathematical models
Michael A Johansson
Division of Vector Borne Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, San Juan, Puerto Rico
PLoS ONE 6:e22151. 2011
..Models involving travelers can be improved significantly by relatively simple structural changes but also may require further attention to details of parameterization...
- Continuing challenge of infectious diseases in India
T Jacob John
Department of Clinical Microbiology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
Lancet 377:252-69. 2011
- Modelling the epidemiology of infectious diseases for decision analysis: a primer
Modelling and Economics Unit, Centre for Infections, Health Protection Agency, London, UK
Pharmacoeconomics 29:371-86. 2011
- Forecast and control of epidemics in a globalized world
Max Planck Institut für Strömungsforschung, Bunsenstrasse 10, 37073 Gottingen, Germany
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:15124-9. 2004
..The performance of different control strategies is analyzed, and our simulations show that a quick and focused reaction is essential to inhibiting the global spread of epidemics...
- Methods for determining disease burden and calibrating national surveillance data in the United Kingdom: the second study of infectious intestinal disease in the community (IID2 study)
Sarah J O'Brien
School of Translational Medicine, University of Manchester, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, Stopford Building, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK
BMC Med Res Methodol 10:39. 2010
..We will also outline methods to determine whether or not incidence has declined since the mid-1990s...
- Burden of disease in Thailand: changes in health gap between 1999 and 2004
International Health Policy Program, Ministry of Public Health, Nonthaburi, Thailand
BMC Public Health 11:53. 2011
..It further drew lessons learned from applying the global burden of disease (GBD) methods to the Thai context for other developing country settings...
- Communicable diseases prioritized for surveillance and epidemiological research: results of a standardized prioritization procedure in Germany, 2011
Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
PLoS ONE 6:e25691. 2011
- The Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases guidelines for the diagnosis, management and prevention of infections in recently arrived refugees: an abridged outline
Ronan J Murray
Royal Perth Hospital and PathWest Laboratory Medicine WA, Perth, WA
Med J Aust 190:421-5. 2009
..The initial assessment should take place over at least two visits: the first for initial assessment and investigation and the second for review of results and treatment or referral...
- The impact of economic crises on communicable disease transmission and control: a systematic review of the evidence
Norwich School of Medicine, University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom
PLoS ONE 6:e20724. 2011
..Like other emergencies and natural disasters, preparedness for financial crises should include consideration of consequences for communicable disease control...
- Analysis of a stochastic SIR epidemic on a random network incorporating household structure
School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK
Math Biosci 224:53-73. 2010
..The effects of the amount of clustering present in the overall population structure and the infectious period distribution on the outcomes of the model are also explored...
- Use of intravenous immunoglobulin in human disease: a review of evidence by members of the Primary Immunodeficiency Committee of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
Jordan S Orange
Department of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia 19104, USA
J Allergy Clin Immunol 117:S525-53. 2006
..Given the potential risks and inherent scarcity of IGIV, careful consideration of the indications for and administration of IGIV is warranted...
- Mother's health seeking behaviour during child illness in a rural western Kenya community
Grace M Mbagaya
Department of Home Science and Technology, Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya
Afr Health Sci 5:322-7. 2005
..The study describes the prevalence of illness among preschool children in a rural sugarcane growing community and the mother's health seeking behavior...
- Burden of infectious diseases in South Asia
Anita K M Zaidi
Department of Paediatrics, Aga Khan University, Karachi 74800, Pakistan
BMJ 328:811-5. 2004
- How can infectious diseases be prioritized in public health? A standardized prioritization scheme for discussion
Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology at Robert Koch Institute in Berlin, Germany
EMBO Rep 9:S22-7. 2008
- Rumors of disease in the global village: outbreak verification
T W Grein
Department of Communicable Disease Surveillance and Response, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Emerg Infect Dis 6:97-102. 2000
..We describe the context and processes of outbreak verification and information dissemination...
- Causes of death in the Kasekela chimpanzees of Gombe National Park, Tanzania
J M Williams
The Jane Goodall Institute s Center for Primate Studies, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota, St Paul, Minnesota, USA
Am J Primatol 70:766-77. 2008
..Intercommunity lethal aggression involving the Kasekela community was observed most frequently during two periods. Other less common causes of death included injury, loss of mother, maternal disability, and poaching...
- Time variations in the generation time of an infectious disease: implications for sampling to appropriately quantify transmission potential
PRESTO, Japan Science and Technology Agency JST, 4 1 8 Honcho Kawaguchi, Saitama 332 0012, Japan
Math Biosci Eng 7:851-69. 2010
..Mathematical properties of the generation time distribution in a heterogeneously mixing population need to be clarified further...
- Large-scale spatial population databases in infectious disease research
Biological Control and Spatial Ecology, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, CP 160 12, Avenue FD Roosevelt 50, B 1050 Brussels, Belgium
Int J Health Geogr 11:7. 2012
- A high resolution spatial population database of Somalia for disease risk mapping
Spatial Ecology and Epidemiology Group, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Tinbergen Building, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PS, UK
Int J Health Geogr 9:45. 2010
..In a low-income country such as Somalia, population data are lacking, are of poor quality, or become outdated rapidly. Modelling methods are therefore needed for the production of contemporary and spatially detailed population data...
- Traffic-driven epidemic spreading in finite-size scale-free networks
Department of Informatics and Automation, University of Rome Roma Tre, Via della Vasca Navale 79, Rome 00146, Italy
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:16897-902. 2009
..Our results provide a general conceptual framework for the understanding of spreading processes on complex networks...
- The guinea pig as a model of infectious diseases
Danielle J Padilla-Carlin
School of Pharmacy, Division of Molecular Pharmaceutics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Comp Med 58:324-40. 2008
..Future studies of immune regulation of these diseases, novel therapies, and preventative measures require the development of new immunologic reagents designed specifically for the guinea pig...
- Health transition in Africa: practical policy proposals for primary care
Medical Research Council Uganda Virus Research Institute, Uganda Research Unit on AIDS, Plot 51 59 Nakiwogo Road PO Box 49, Entebbe, Uganda
Bull World Health Organ 88:943-8. 2010
..Rates of communicable diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in Africa are the highest in the world...
- Mobile phone-based infectious disease surveillance system, Sri Lanka
Department of Geography, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Emerg Infect Dis 16:1524-31. 2010
..However, any system implementation plan must consider the time needed to garner support for novel surveillance methods among users and stakeholders...
- The ecology of climate change and infectious diseases
Kevin D Lafferty
Western Ecological Research Center, U S Geological Survey, Marine Science Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106, USA
Ecology 90:888-900. 2009
..Many factors can affect infectious disease, and some may overshadow the effects of climate...
- Mathematical models of infectious disease transmission
Nicholas C Grassly
Medical Research Council Centre for Outbreak Analysis and Modelling, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London W2 1PG, UK
Nat Rev Microbiol 6:477-87. 2008
- Frequent travelers and rate of spread of epidemics
T Deirdre Hollingsworth
Medical Research Council Centre for Outbreak Analysis and Modelling, Department of Infectious Disease and Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
Emerg Infect Dis 13:1288-94. 2007
- A robustness-based approach to systems-oriented drug design
Sony Computer Science Laboratories Inc, 3 14 13 Higashi Gotanda, Shinagawa, Tokyo 141 0022, Japan
Nat Rev Drug Discov 6:202-10. 2007
- Indigenous health part 1: determinants and disease patterns
Unity of First People of Australia, Perth, WA, Australia
Lancet 374:65-75. 2009
..Indigenous people should be encouraged, trained, and enabled to become increasingly involved in overcoming these challenges...
- Climate change and human health: impacts, vulnerability, and mitigation
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Lancet 367:2101-9. 2006
..Mitigation of climate change by reducing the use of fossil fuels and increasing the use of a number of renewable energy technologies should improve health in the near term by reducing exposure to air pollution...
- The potential impacts of climate variability and change on health impacts of extreme weather events in the United States
Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Environ Health Perspect 109:191-8. 2001
..Epidemiologic studies of health effects beyond the direct impacts of disaster will provide a more accurate measure of the full health impacts and will assist in planning and resource allocation...
- MosquitoMap and the Mal-area calculator: new web tools to relate mosquito species distribution with vector borne disease
Desmond H Foley
Division of Entomology, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, 503 Robert Grant Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA
Int J Health Geogr 9:11. 2010
- Intervening to reduce inequalities in infections in Europe
Jan C Semenza
Unit of Scientific Advice, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control ECDC, Tomtebodavägen 11A, S 17183 Stockholm, Sweden
Am J Public Health 98:787-92. 2008
..We present examples of communicable diseases with inequitable distribution among those with poor educational attainment, low income, or other ..
- Spatial dynamics and genetics of infectious diseases on heterogeneous landscapes
Leslie A Real
Department of Biology and the Center for Disease Ecology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
J R Soc Interface 4:935-48. 2007
- The genomics and genetics of human infectious disease susceptibility
A V Hill
Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, Oxford OX3 7BN, United Kingdom
Annu Rev Genomics Hum Genet 2:373-400. 2001
..These studies indicate a highly polygenic basis for susceptibility to many common infectious diseases, with some emerging examples of interaction between variants of specific polymorphic host and pathogen genes...
- Interleukin-12 in infectious diseases
Department of Experimental Medicine and Biochemical Sciences, University of Perugia, Italy
Clin Microbiol Rev 10:611-36. 1997
..Continued investigation into the possible application of IL-12 therapy to human infections is warranted by the role of the cytokine in inflammation, immunopathology, and autoimmunity...
- Disease evolution on networks: the role of contact structure
Jonathan M Read
Mathematics Institute, University of Warwick, Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
Proc Biol Sci 270:699-708. 2003
..By contrast, global networks select for moderate transmission rates because direct competition between progeny is minimal and a premium is placed upon persistence. All networks show a very slow but steady rise in the infectious period...
- Predictability and epidemic pathways in global outbreaks of infectious diseases: the SARS case study
Complex Networks Lagrange Laboratory CNLL, Institute for Scientific Interchange ISI Foundation, Turin, Italy
BMC Med 5:34. 2007
..The introduction of extensive transportation data sets is therefore an important step in order to develop epidemic models endowed with realism...
- Humanized mice in translational biomedical research
Leonard D Shultz
The Jackson Laboratory, 600 Main Street, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609, USA
Nat Rev Immunol 7:118-30. 2007
- Persistence in seasonally forced epidemiological models
Departamento de Matemática e Centro de Matemática e Aplicações Fundamentais, Faculdade de Ciencias da Universidade de Lisboa, Campo Grande, Edificio C6, Piso 2, 1749 016 Lisboa, Portugal
J Math Biol 64:933-49. 2012
..In this paper we address the persistence of a class of seasonally forced epidemiological models. We use an abstract theorem about persistence by Fonda. Five different examples of application are given...
- The origin and prevention of pandemics
Brian L Pike
Global Viral Forecasting Initiative, San Francisco, California, USA
Clin Infect Dis 50:1636-40. 2010
..Because there exists no comprehensive global surveillance system to monitor zoonotic disease emergence, the intervention measures discussed herein may prove effective temporary alternatives...
- Origins of major human infectious diseases
Nathan D Wolfe
Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles 90095 1772, USA
Nature 447:279-83. 2007
..We propose an initiative to resolve disputed origins of major diseases, and a global early warning system to monitor pathogens infecting individuals exposed to wild animals...
- Use of mobile phones in an emergency reporting system for infectious disease surveillance after the Sichuan earthquake in China
State Key Laboratory of Remote Sensing Science, Institute of Remote Sensing Applications, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
Bull World Health Organ 87:619-23. 2009
..However, the existing public health communication system in Sichuan province, China, was severely damaged by the earthquake...
- Future infectious disease threats to Europe
Jonathan E Suk
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden
Am J Public Health 101:2068-79. 2011
..Preemptive measures to be taken by the public health community to counteract these threats were identified...
- Pathogens, personality, and culture: disease prevalence predicts worldwide variability in sociosexuality, extraversion, and openness to experience
Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
J Pers Soc Psychol 95:212-21. 2008
..Alternative explanations are addressed, and possible underlying mechanisms are discussed...