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An Introduction to Infectious Disease Modelling by Emilia Vynnycky
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May 06, 2011

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This is a decent introduction to modeling infectious disease, but very heavily skewed toward differential equations models. It's too bad that people who learn this stuff coming from the disease/medical/epidemiology side come away from the impression that THE mathematical tools for modeling infectious disease are difference and differential equations. The token chapter on stochastic models is so scanty as to be almost useless. They devote a tiny subsection to agent-based ("individual-based") models. The mathematical level is very basic (if you've had calculus you'll be fine). On the plus side it's an easy read, and it's pretty fun to say and/or write "Vynnycky".
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