Avian Influenza spread and transmission dynamics

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Edited by: Dongmei ChenBernard Moulin, and Jianhong Wu

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Abstract

The spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) viruses of type A of subtype H5N1 has been a serious threat to global public health. Understanding the roles of various (migratory, wild, poultry) bird species in the transmission of these viruses is critical for designing and implementing effective control and intervention measures. Developing appropriate models and mathematical techniques to understand these roles and to evaluate the effectiveness of mitigation strategies have been a challenge. Recent development of the global health surveillance (especially satellite tracking and GIS techniques) and the mathematical theory of dynamical systems combined have gradually shown the promise of some cutting-edge methodologies and techniques in mathematical biology to meet this challenge.

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Avian Influenza spread and transmission dynamics
DOI 10.1002/9781118630013.ch7
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher Wiley
Contributing office(s) Western Ecological Research Center
Description 26 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Title Analyzing and modeling spatial and temporal dynamics of infectious diseases
First page 137
Last page 162
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