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Trends Parasitol. 2001 Feb;17(2):102-6.

Immunoepidemiology--bridging the gap between immunology and epidemiology.

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Zoological Museum, University of Zürich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH-8057 Zürich, Switzerland. barhell@zool.unizh.ch

Abstract

'Immunoepidemiology' combines individual- and population-oriented approaches to create new perspectives. It examines how inter-individual differences in immune responses affect the population dynamics of micro- and macro-parasites to produce the epidemiological patterns of infection observed in heterogeneous host populations. Here, I discuss how research has only just begun to tap the potential of this integrative discipline that incorporates immunology, parasitology, genetics, epidemiology, ecology, mathematical modelling and statistics.

PMID:
11227997
DOI:
10.1016/s1471-4922(00)01767-0
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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