Need for Biosensors in Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Part Eight. Biosensor Applications
Published Online: 15 MAR 2008
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Handbook of Biosensors and Biochips
How to Cite
Baril, L. 2008. Need for Biosensors in Infectious Disease Epidemiology. Handbook of Biosensors and Biochips. Eight:69.
- Published Online: 15 MAR 2008
Infectious disease epidemiology is an emerging discipline which requires a strong interdisciplinary approach. Most infectious diseases do not occur randomly but are related to environmental, economic, societal, and personal characteristics. Novel laboratory testing tools such as optical biosensors will improve the quality of the epidemiological information. In this chapter, the author discusses infectious disease epidemiology, and the methods used in the different applications of this domain. A practical lexicon of the main definitions used in epidemiology and in testing the performance of newly developed diagnostic tools is proposed.
- infectious diseases;
- emerging pathogen identification;
- new outbreak;
- public health