3rd Edition

Modern Infectious Disease Epidemiology

By Johan Giesecke Copyright 2017
    481 Pages
    by CRC Press

    481 Pages
    by CRC Press

    Highly practical yet authoritative, the new edition of Modern Infectious Disease Epidemiology has been thoroughly updated and revised in line with changing health concerns. This successful book continues to outline the tools available to the infectious disease student or clinician seeking a thorough background in the epidemiology of infectious and communicable diseases. Building on many case studies and practical scenarios included, the book then uses the tools learnt to illustrate the fundamental concepts of the study of infectious diseases, such as infection spread, surveillance and control, infectivity, incubation periods, seroepidemiology, and immunity in populations.

    • New edition of this popular book, completely revised and updated
    • Retains the clarity and down-to-earth approach praised in previous editions
    • Successfully combines epidemiological theory with the principles of infectious disease treatment and control
    • A highly experienced author brings a personal and unique approach to this important subject

    All students of epidemiology, infectious disease medicine and microbiology will find this text invaluable, ensuring its continued popularity.

    1 What is special about infectious disease epidemiology?

    2 Definitions

    3 Descriptive epidemiology

    4 Risk, relative risk, and attack rate

    5 The case‑control study: odds, odds ratio. The concept of confounding

    6 The cohort study: rates. The concept of bias

    7 The cohort study: rates. The concept of bias

    8 Clinical epidemiology: sensitivity, specificity, misclassification

    9 Multivariate analysis and interaction

    10 Survival analysis

    11 Mathematical models for epidemics

    12 Detection and analysis of outbreaks

    13 Routine surveillance of infectious diseases

    14 Measuring infectivity

    15 Studying the natural history of infectious diseases

    16 Seroepidemiology

    17 The study of contact patterns

    18 Methods to decide whether or not an illness is infectious

    19 The epidemiology of vaccination

    20 The use of subtyping


    Johan Giesecke, Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden