Important Concepts in Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Diseases

  • Michael Y. LiEmail author
Part of the Mathematics of Planet Earth book series (MPE, volume 2)


A disease is infectious if the causative agent, whether a virus, bacterium, protozoa, or toxin, can be passed from one host to another through modes of transmission such as direct physical contact, airborne droplets, water or food, disease vectors, or mother to newborn.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mathematical and Statistical SciencesUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

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