Modeling infectious disease dynamics in the complex landscape of global health

  title={Modeling infectious disease dynamics in the complex landscape of global health},
  author={Hans Heesterbeek and Roy M. Anderson and Viggo Andreasen and Shweta Bansal and Daniela De Angelis and Christopher Dye and Ken T. D. Eames and William John Edmunds and Simon D. W. Frost and Sebastian Funk and T. D{\'e}irdre Hollingsworth and Thomas House and Valerie S. Isham and Petra Klepac and Justin Lessler and James O. Lloyd-Smith and C Jessica E Metcalf and Denis Mollison and Lorenzo Pellis and Juliet R C Pulliam and Mick G. Roberts and C{\'e}cile Viboud},
Despite some notable successes in the control of infectious diseases, transmissible pathogens still pose an enormous threat to human and animal health. The ecological and evolutionary dynamics of infections play out on a wide range of interconnected temporal, organizational, and spatial scales, which span hours to months, cells to ecosystems, and local to global spread. Moreover, some pathogens are directly transmitted between individuals of a single species, whereas others circulate among… CONTINUE READING
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