LaDeau, S., A.M. Kilpatrick & P.P. Marra. 2007. West Nile virus emergence and large-scale declines of North American bird populations. Nature 447: 710-713.
The reading associated with lecture on March 1 (posted late, so don’t worry about reading it before class) is Magori, K. et al. 2011. Decelerating spread of West Nile virus by percolation in a heterogeneous urban landscape. PLOS Computational Biology 7:e1002104. The reading for class discussion is Ferguson, N.M., et al. 2016. Benefits and risks of […]
Yakob L., Clements A.C.A. 2013. A mathematical model of chikungunya dynamics and control: The major epidemic on Réunion island. PLOS ONE 8:e57448.
Required reading Delaney, N.F. et al. 2012. Ultrafast evolution and loss of CRISPRs following a host shift in a novel wildlife pathogen, Mycoplasma gallisepticum. PLOS Genetics 8:e1002511. Supplemental readings Hernandez-Divers, S.M. et al. 2008. Backyard chicken flocks pose a disease risk for Neotropic birds in Costa Rica. Avian Diseases 52: 558-560. Amour, N.K. et al. […]
Two reading are assigned for February 8. Adelman, J.S. et al. 2015. Feeder use predicts both acquisition and transmission of a contagious pathogen in a North American songbird. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B. 282: 282: 20151429. Hawley, D.M. et al.2013. Parallel patterns of increased virulence in a recently emerged wildlife pathogen. PLOS Biology 11(5): e1001570.
Citti, C. & A. Blanchard. 2013. Mycoplasmas and their host: emerging and re-emerging minimal pathogens. Trends in Microbiology 21:196-203.
We will have out first class discussion on Wednesday, January 25. In preparation for participating in this discussion, please read Three rules for leading a paper discussion. The article we will discuss is available at the link below. Jansen, V.A.A., N. Stollenwerk, H.J. Jensen, M.E. Ramsay, W.J. Edmunds, & C.J. Rhodes. 2003. Measles outbreaks in a population […]
Drake, J.M. Early warning signals of dynamic bifurcation in the emergence of Monkeypox virus. Unpublished manuscript.
Rhodes, C.J., & R.M. Anderson. 1996. Power laws governing epidemics in isolated populations. Nature 381:600-602.
Ferrari MJ, Grenfell BT, Strebel PM (2013) Think globally, act locally: The role of local demographics and vaccination coverage in the dynamic response of measles infection to control. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 368(1623):20120141.