Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

This is meant to be a series of posts that dates from my interest in mathematical population dynamics. In particular from some initial work on infectious disease dynamics.

Acacio Viegas: Statue in Mumbai, near the Metro Cinema (Credit: WikiMedia Commons)

Acacio Viegas: Statue in Mumbai, near the Metro Cinema (Credit: WikiMedia Commons)

The little known work of Ronald Ross in mathematical modeling of infectious diseases has been nicely summarized here by Howard Weiss at Georgia Tech, USA.

A biography associated with the 1902 award of the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology to Sir Major Ronald Ross of the royal indian military service for his contributions to malarial transmission. Also referred to some as the first Indian to win a Nobel Prize in physiology and medicine (sic!).

John Snow and the Broad Street pump are legendary in epidemiology- and a brief account can be found here relating to how the first clear successes attributed to systematic spread of epidemics can be attributed to this study on Choleara in London.

“Room 000″ is a recent addition to the popular literature by Kalpish Ratna (Ishrat Syed, a pediatric and general surgeon. Kalpana Swaminathan, a pediatric surgeon) on the Plague (Yersina pestis) outbreak in Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay). The disease first detected in Bombay by Acacio Viegas in 1896.

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