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Modern Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Third Edition


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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

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

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