• Stavros Busenberg
  • Kenneth Cooke
Part of the Biomathematics book series (BIOMATHEMATICS, volume 23)


Vertical transmission is the direct transfer of a disease from an infective parent to an unborn or newly born offspring. Several of the scourges that currently afflict humanity, AIDS, Chagas’ disease, Hepatitis B, are vertically transmitted. Efforts to control the spread of such diseases require quantitative predictions of the future trends of these infections, and consequently, lead to the construction and analysis of appropriate predictive models that take into account the distinctive aspects of vertical transmission. The purpose of this book is to describe the results that have been obtained to date in the formulation and use of such models, and to lay a foundation for future work in this area.


Vertical Transmission Horizontal Transmission Rubella Virus Exposed Class Basic Reproductive Number 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stavros Busenberg
    • 1
  • Kenneth Cooke
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsHarvey Mudd CollegeClaremontUSA
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsPomona CollegeClaremontUSA

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