Environmental Predictors of Schistosomiasis Persistent Hotspots following Mass Treatment with Praziquantel

Environmental Predictors of Schistosomiasis Persistent Hotspots following Mass Treatment with Praziquantel

Schistosomiasis is a parasitic disease that impairs the physical and cognitive development of more than 200 million individuals globally, as a result of physiological disruptions…

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Disentangling reporting and disease transmission

Disentangling reporting and disease transmission

Second order statistics such as variance and autocorrelation can in principle provide early warning of disease (re-)emergence. Such statistics can detect the approach to an…

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The statistics of epidemic transitions

The statistics of epidemic transitions

The prevalence of a pathogen emerging in a population varies in a complex manner that is difficult to model and predict, due in part to…

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Transmissibility of emerging viral zoonoses

Transmissibility of emerging viral zoonoses

Effective public health efforts require an accurate understanding of which virus species are capable of spreading between humans or may develop this ability in the…

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Oocysts of the genus Eimeria, a group of protozoans that infect a wide range of animal species

Predicting cryptic links in host-parasite networks

Host-parasite networks are built from a vast number of interactions, which may change seasonally or based on host densities. This combination of complexity and uncertainty…

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Data-driven identification of potential Zika virus vectors

Data-driven identification of potential Zika virus vectors

Zika is an emerging virus whose rapid spread is of great public health concern. Knowledge about transmission remains incomplete, especially concerning potential transmission in geographic…

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Waiting time to infectious disease emergence

Waiting time to infectious disease emergence

Bifurcation delay is a phenomenon that occurs when dynamical systems go through a critical transition. Bifurcation delay occurs because the state of the system may…

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Global patterns of zoonotic disease in mammals

Global patterns of zoonotic disease in mammals

The majority of infectious diseases currently emerging in┬áhumans originated in mammals. Yet we still know very little about the global patterns of mammal-to-human pathogen transmission….

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