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Cambridge Infectious Diseases

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

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Infectious Disease Dynamics

Epidemiology and Mathematical Modelling provide vital mathematical and statistical tools to study the spatial spread of epidemics in populations.

Mathematics and simulation are essential tools in infectious disease control, enabling decision-makers to explore control policies before implementing them, interpret trends, and predict emerging threats. Over recent years technological advances and worldwide efforts are speeding up developments towards better global surveillance for combating pandemics of emergent and re-emergent infectious diseases. Here at Cambridge our researchers, extending from medicine and molecular biology to computer science and applied mathematics, are teaming up to develop new models and applied tools for rapid assessment of potentially urgent situations.

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