Introduction

  • J. Kranz
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 13)

Abstract

Epidemiology is the science of populations of pathogens in populations of hosts, and the disease resulting therefrom under the influence of the environment and human interferences (Kranz, 1973). It is thus the science of disease dynamics in natural states. Diseases and their epidemics can here be regarded as systems, e.g. “interlocking complexes of processes characterized by many reciprocal cause-effect pathways” (Watt, 1966), regulated by feedback or rather intricate interactions.

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