This timely book covers the basic concepts of the dynamics of epidemic disease, presenting various kinds of models as well as typical research methods and results. It introduces the latest results in the current literature, especially those obtained by highly rated Chinese scholars. A lot of attention is paid to the qualitative analysis of models, the sheer variety of models, and the frontiers of mathematical epidemiology. The process and key steps in epidemiological modeling and prediction are highlighted, using transmission models of HIV/AIDS, SARS, and tuberculosis as application examples.
Introduction; Epidemic Models of Ordinary Differential Equations; Epidemic Models as Delay Differential Equations; Epidemic Models as Pulse Differential Equations; Structured Models; Applications: SARS Models, HIV Models and TB Models; An Exhibition of Developing Directions.