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The Population Biology of Tuberculosis
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The Population Biology of Tuberculosis

Christopher Dye

Abstract

Despite decades of developments in immunization and drug therapy, tuberculosis remains one of the leading causes of human mortality, and no country has successfully eradicated the disease. Reenvisioning TB from the perspective of population biology, this book examines why the disease is so persistent and what must be done to fight it. Treating TB and its human hosts as dynamic, interacting populations, the book seeks new answers to key questions by drawing on demography, ecology, epidemiology, evolution, and population genetics. It uses simple mathematical models to investigate how cases and d ... More

Keywords: tuberculosis, population biology, demography, ecology, epidemiology, evolution, population genetics, immunization, chemotherapy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780691154626
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691154626.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher Dye, author
World Health Organization