Special Issue "Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Infectious Diseases"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Global Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2018).
Interests: spatial statistics; bayesian statistics; environmental statistics; biostatistics; epidemiology
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A Special Issue on spatio-temporal analysis of infectious diseases is being organized in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. For detailed information on the journal, I refer you to https://0-www-mdpi-com.brum.beds.ac.uk/journal/ijerph.
Epidemiological research on the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious diseases is a broad field of work with renewed validity in the face of social changes and new threats. The spatiotemporal distribution is central in the knowledge of the development, transmission, spread and dynamics of these diseases.
New technologies and GIS methods together with highly structured mathematical and statistical techniques have a special utility in describing and analyzing infectious disease incidence. Specifically, Bayesian inference methods allow the analysis of models with complex and flexible structures suitable to represent the diverse characteristics present in each geographical environment and disease.
Tuberculosis, hepatitis, HIV, influenza, malaria, dengue, zika and other vector-borne diseases are a constant concern for health authorities, practitioners and patients. A variety of environmental, climatic and socio-economic factors underlie their spatiotemporal patterns. In addition, factors such as changes in climate, habits or land use intervene and complicate the understanding of these processes.
This Special Issue invites contributions on spatio-temporal analysis of infectious diseases and related themes. The keywords listed below provide an outline of some of the possible areas of interest.Prof. Dr. Antonio López-Quílez
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- spatio-temporal modeling
- infectious disease epidemiology
- geographical pattern
- spatial heterogeneity
- transmission dynamics
- emerging infectious diseases
- neglected tropical diseases
- environmental factors
- climate change