Highly practical yet authoritative, the new edition of Modern Infectious Disease Epidemiology has been thoroughly updated and revised in line with changing health concerns. This successful book continues to outline the tools available to the infectious disease student or clinician seeking a thorough background in the epidemiology of infectious and communicable diseases. Building on many case studies and practical scenarios included, the book then uses the tools learnt to illustrate the fundamental concepts of the study of infectious diseases, such as infection spread, surveillance and control, infectivity, incubation periods, seroepidemiology, and immunity in populations.

  • New edition of this popular book, completely revised and updated
  • Retains the clarity and down-to-earth approach praised in previous editions
  • Successfully combines epidemiological theory with the principles of infectious disease treatment and control
  • A highly experienced author brings a personal and unique approach to this important subject

All students of epidemiology, infectious disease medicine and microbiology will find this text invaluable, ensuring its continued popularity.

chapter 2|11 pages


chapter 3|6 pages

Descriptive Epidemiology

chapter 4|7 pages

Risk, Relative Risk and Attack Rate

chapter 9|15 pages

Multivariate Analysis and Interaction

chapter 10|9 pages

Survival Analysis

chapter 11|13 pages

Mathematical Models for Epidemics

chapter 12|16 pages

Detection and Analysis of Outbreaks

chapter 13|11 pages

Routine Surveillance of Infectious Diseases

chapter 14|12 pages

Measuring Infectivity

chapter 16|10 pages


chapter 17|14 pages

The Study of Contact Patterns

chapter 19|16 pages

The Epidemiology of Vaccination

chapter 20|4 pages

The Use of Subtyping

chapter 21|1 pages

Further Reading