Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Disease: pathogen control and public health management in low-income countries

ISBN : 9780198789840

Benjamin Roche; Helene Broutin; Frederic Simard
336 Pages
189 x 246 mm
Pub date
May 2018
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Provides an up-to-date, authoritative, and challenging review of the ecology and evolution of infectious diseases, focusing on low-income countries for effective public health applications and outcomes.


PrefacePeter Hotez:
1 Benjamin Roche, Thierry Baldet and Frederic Simard: Infectious diseases in low-income countries: Where are we now?
2 Frederic Pages, Dominique Maison and Michael Faulde: Current control strategies for infectious diseasesin low income countries
3 Rebecca Grais: Research in crises: overcoming obstacles and lessons for the future
Benjamin Roche, Helene Broutin and Frederic Simard: Afterword I: The burden
4 Cecile Viboud, Helene Broutin and Gerardo Chowell: Spatial-temporal transmission dynamics and control of infectious diseases: Ebola virus disease (EVD) as a case study
5 Rodolphe E. Gozlan and Marine Combe: Environmental change and pathogen transmission
6 Anne-Laure Banuls, Van Anh Thi Nguyen, Quang Huy Nguyen, Ngoc Anh Thi Nguyen, Hoang Huy Tran and Sylvain Godreuil: Antimicrobial resistance: the 70-year arms race between Humans and Bacteria
7 Jessica Lynn Webster and Marco Vignuzzi: Viral evolution and impact for public health strategies in low-income countries
Benjamin Roche, Helene Broutin and Frederic Simard: Afterword II: Fundamental knowledge
8 Matthew Ferrari: Using Disease Dynamics and Modeling to Inform Control Strategies in Low-Income Countries
9 Paul W. Ewald: Evolutionary control of infectious disease in low-income countries
10 Mathieu Nacher: Using pathogen interactions: challenges and opportunities
11 Patrick Mavingui, Claire Valiente Moro and Pablo Tortosa: Exploiting symbiotic interactions for vector/disease control
12 Heather Ferguson, Patrick Brock and Steve Torr: Host species diversity and the transmission of vector-borne disease in low income countries
Benjamin Roche, Helene Broutin and Frederic Simard: Afterword III: Tunable methods
13 Marco Pombi, David Modiano and Gilberto Corbellini: Malaria eradication in Italy: the story of a first success
14 Andres Garchitorena, Matthew H. Bonds, Jean-Francois Guegan and Benjamin Roche: Interactions between ecological and socio-economic drivers of Buruli ulcer burden in sub-Saharan Africa. Opportunities for an improved control.
15 Isabel Jones, Andrea Lund, Gilles Riveau, Nicolas Jouanard, Raphael A. Ndione, Susanne H. Sokolow and Giulio A. De Leo: Ecological control of schistosomiasis in Sub-Saharan Africa: restoration of predator-prey dynamics to reduce transmission
Benjamin Roche, Helene Broutin and Frederic Simard: Afterword IV: Case studies
16 Eve Miguel, Florence Fournet, Serge Yerbanga, Nicolas Moiroux, Franck Yao, Timothee Vergne, Bernard Cazelles, Roch K. Dabire, Frederic Simard and Benjamin Roche: Optimizing public health strategies in low-income countries: Epidemiology, ecology and evolution for the control of malaria.
17 Jan Slingenbergh, Giuliano Cecchi and Marjan Leneman: Human activities and disease transmission: the agriculture case
18 Matthew H. Bonds, Andres Garchitorena, Paul E. Farmer and Megan B. Murray: Ecology of Poverty, Disease and Health Care Delivery: Lessons for Planetary Health
19 Dominique Kerouedan: African and global health care prospects: The importance of the use of knowledge
20 Benjamin Roche, Helene Broutin and Frederic Simard, on behalf of all authors: Optimizing public health strategies in low-income countries: The challenge to apply the scientific knowledge and for which disease?
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About the author: 

Benjamin Roche is a researcher at the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD) in Montpellier, France. His work has mostly focused on the study of diversity involved in infectious diseases, from diversity of hosts (i.e., dilution effect) to the diversity of pathogens (through phylodynamics of influenza viruses) through diversity of transmission modes (consequences of direct and environmental transmission of influenza viruses and Buruli ulcer). He is also working on vector control strategies against Chikungunya in French overseas territory and on prevention strategies against Buruli ulcer in Cameroon. He is leading an international project aiming to develop an innovative conceptual and methodological framework to envision optimal public health strategies. He has published more than 60 papers in leading international journals.; Helene Broutin is a researcher at CNRS (the French National Center of Scientific Research) working on the ecology of infectious diseases. She is currently based at the University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar, Senegal. Her principal research focuses on vaccine preventable diseases in low income countries, mainly in Africa. She uses a multidisciplinary approach to identify the determinants (environmental, genetics, genetic, and population) that drive the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases, and the impact of vaccination, with a specific focus on meningitis, respiratory infections, pertussis, and measles. The final goal of her research is to help improve vaccine strategies for a better control of diseases in the long term in low income countries. She is a member of the steering committee of MERIT (Meningitis Environmental Risk Information Technologies), an international experts group on meningitis in Africa led by WHO. She has published more than 20 papers in international journals.; Frederic Simard is an expert in vector biology and control working at the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD) in Montpellier, France. He has spent 15 years in tropical Africa exploring the population biology, ecology, and genetics of major mosquito disease vectors. Bridging field and lab studies, medical entomology and evolution, he has been interested in exploring issues related to local adaptation, speciation, and transmission. He has published more than 160 papers in peer-reviewed journals in diverse areas of molecular biology and evolution, genetics and genomics, vector control, and tropical medicine. He is a member of the editorial board of several scientific journals and participates in scientific and advisory committees for various national and international institutions. In 2015, he was appointed Director of the MIVEGEC research unit for 6 years by IRD, CNRS, and the University of Montpellier.

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