Epidemics: models and data.

D. Mollison, V. Isham, B. Grenfell

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"The problems of understanding and controlling disease raise a range of challenging mathematical and statistical research topics, from broad theoretical issues to specific practical ones. In particular, recent interest in acquired immune deficiency syndrome has stimulated much progress in diverse areas of epidemic modelling, particularly with regard to the treatment of heterogeneity, both between individuals and in mixing of subgroups of the population. At the same time better data and data analysis techniques have become available, and there have been exciting developments in relevant theory....This progress in specific areas is now being matched by interdisciplinary cooperation aimed at elucidating relationships between the widely varying types of model that have been found useful, to determine their strengths and limitations in relation to basic aims such as understanding, prediction, and evaluation and implementation of control strategies." excerpt

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)115-149
Number of pages35
JournalJournal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series A, (Statistics in Society)
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty


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