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Theory of Infectious Disease Transmission and Control

Bacteriology

General Epidemiology, Transmission, and Therapy

  1. Angus Nicoll CBE Director1,
  2. Nigel J. Gay2,
  3. Norman T. Begg3

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0014

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Nicoll, A., Gay, N. J. and Begg, N. T. 2010. Theory of Infectious Disease Transmission and Control. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Communicable Disease Surveillance, Centre (CDSC), Health Protection Agency Centre for Infections, London, UK

  2. 2

    Communicable Diseases Surveillance Centre (CDSC), Modelling and Economics Unit, Health Protection Agency, Centre for Infections, London, UK

  3. 3

    Director of Vaccines, GlaxoSmithKline, Welwyn Garden City, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Introduction
  • 2
    Historical Perspective
  • 3
    Basic Principles
  • 4
    Environmental and Social Effects and Population Immunity
  • 5
    Genetic Factors in Population Immunity
  • 6
    Zoonoses and Emerging Infections

Keywords:

  • theory of infectious disease transmission and control;
  • understanding characteristics and behavior of agents causing diseases and host interactions;
  • severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and avian influenza;
  • stages in infectious disease episode;
  • immunological basis-development of immunity to bacterial infections;
  • course of infection in individual-strong influence on disease pattern in populations;
  • environmental and social effects and population immunity;
  • zoonoses and emerging infections