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Ben Adams (Bath) Demographic structures, human behaviour and the management of ebola, dengue and (if there's time) water-borne disease epidemics

The transmission of infectious diseases is fundamentally entwined with demography and behaviour. In this talk I will introduce mathematical models that offer basic insights into how demographic and behavioural factors affect epidemic risk and the effectiveness of control strategies for quite different infectious diseases: ebola, where transmission occurs via close contact between people, dengue/zika where transmission occurs via mosquitoes and, time permitting, gastroenteritis, where transmission occurs via the environment.