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Immune Response in the Study of Infectious Diseases (Co-Infection) in an Endemic Region


Abstract Diseases have been part of human life for generations and evolve within the population, sometimes dying out while other times becoming endemic or the cause of recurrent outbreaks. The long term influence of a disease stems from different dynamics within or between pathogen-host, that have been analyzed and studied by many researchers using mathematical models. Co-infection with different pathogens is common, yet little is known about how infection with one pathogen affects the host's immunological response to another. Moreover, no work has been found in the literature that considers the variability of the host immune health or that examines a disease at the population level and its corresponding interconnectedness with the host immune s... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Edme, Soho (Author) / Wirkus, Stephen (Advisor) / Castillo-Chavez, Carlos (Advisor) / Chowell-Puente, Gerardo (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Applied mathematics / Immunology
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 167 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Applied Mathematics for the Life and Social Sciences 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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