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Multi-scale models in infectious disease epidemiology

Models that link within- and between-host processes are potentially important tools in disease ecology, but the disease research community remains somewhat divided about when and how they should be used. We discussed cross-scale modeling at a recent CIDD lunch, and while the discussion was fairly free-wheeling and ad hoc,...

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2 years ago
by Kezia Manlove

Parasite manipulation of hosts

Research has frequently shown that host behavior can change when infected with a pathogen, often times in ways that facilitate future tranmission of that parasite.  In a recent article that is pretty close to home, researchres at Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive in France have published evidence...

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2 years ago
by Matthew Ferrari

Is the Ebola outbreak over, or just different?

Today the Ebola out break in Guinea was declared over (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-35191676); that is, it has been 42 days since the last known case tested negative for a second time.  However, occasional cases in Liberia and...

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about 3 years ago
by Matthew Ferrari

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