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The Resource The population biology of tuberculosis, Christopher Dye

The population biology of tuberculosis, Christopher Dye

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The population biology of tuberculosis
Title
The population biology of tuberculosis
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Dye
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Despite decades of developments in immunization and drug therapy, tuberculosis remains among the leading causes of human mortality, and no country has successfully eradicated the disease. Reenvisioning tuberculosis from the perspective of population biology, this book examines why the disease is so persistent and what must be done to fight it. Treating tuberculosis and its human hosts as dynamic, interacting populations, Christopher Dye seeks new answers to key questions by drawing on demography, ecology, epidemiology, evolution, and population genetics. Dye uses simple mathematical models to investigate how cases and deaths could be reduced, and how interventions could lead to TB elimination. Dye's analysis reveals a striking gap between the actual and potential impact of current interventions, especially drug treatment, and he suggests placing more emphasis on early case detection and the treatment of active or incipient tuberculosis. He argues that the response to disappointingly slow rates of disease decline is not to abandon long-established principles of chemotherapy, but to implement them with greater vigor. Summarizing epidemiological insights from population biology, Dye stresses the need to take a more inclusive view of the factors that affect disease, including characteristics of the pathogen, individuals and populations, health care systems, and physical and social environments. In broadening the horizons of TB research, The Population Biology of Tuberculosis demonstrates what must be done to prevent, control, and defeat this global threat in the twenty-first century
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Cataloging source
IDEBK
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Dye, Christopher
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Monographs in Population Biology
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  • Tuberculosis
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Population Dynamics
  • Systems Biology
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Tuberculosis
Label
The population biology of tuberculosis, Christopher Dye
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tuberculosis undefeated -- Concepts and models -- Risk and variation -- Interventions and control -- Strains and drug resistance -- TB and HIV/AIDS -- Elimination and eradication -- Populations and social diseases
Control code
ocn910282922
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 278 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400866571
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 788051
  • 22573/ctt1dr39t1
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)910282922
Label
The population biology of tuberculosis, Christopher Dye
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tuberculosis undefeated -- Concepts and models -- Risk and variation -- Interventions and control -- Strains and drug resistance -- TB and HIV/AIDS -- Elimination and eradication -- Populations and social diseases
Control code
ocn910282922
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 278 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400866571
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 788051
  • 22573/ctt1dr39t1
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)910282922

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