Infectious disease epidemiology is the application of methods and approaches used to understand the distribution and determinants of health and disease to the study of infections. This handbook provides a comprehensive and succinct overview of the subject and covers related specialist areas needed to understand the epidemiology of infections. The book is divided into two parts. The first section introduces basic concepts in infectious disease epidemiology; how to design studies and investigate outbreaks, statistical analysis, and more specialist subjects such as economic analysis, mathematical modelling, and spatial, molecular, and immuno-epidemiology. The second half of the book describes the epidemiology of infectious diseases of global significance, either due to their current burden or their potential for causing morbidity and mortality. The handbook is organized in such a way that a reader can sequentially read chapters or dip in to revise particular concepts.
Table of Contents
- Section 1 Epidemiologic Methods
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Surveillance Chapter 3 Outbreak investigations Chapter 4 Study design Chapter 5 Clinical trials Chapter 6 Investigating emerging infectious diseases Chapter 7 Investigating hospital infection outbreaks Chapter 8 Clinical epidemiology Chapter 9 Public health microbiology Chapter 10 Molecular epidemiology Chapter 11 Immuno-epidemiology Chapter 12 Vaccine evaluation: efficacy and adverse events Chapter 13 Basic statistical methods Chapter 14 Spatial epidemiology Chapter 15 Contact studies Chapter 16 Transmission-dynamic models of infectious diseases Chapter 17 Economic analysis of interventions against infectious diseases
- Section 2 Epidemiology of Selected Major Diseases
Chapter 18 Respiratory infections Chapter 19 Faeco–oral infections Chapter 20 Vector-borne infections Chapter 21 Healthcare-associated infections Chapter 22 Hepatitis B and C Chapter 23 Sexually transmitted infections: epidemiology and control Chapter 24 Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies Chapter 25 Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection Chapter 26 Parasitic infestations Chapter 27 Congenital infections