Determining infectiousness of tuberculosis over time and its implications for TB control

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Determining infectiousness of tuberculosis over time and its implications for TB control

Title of Project

Determining infectiousness of tuberculosis over time and its implications for TB control.

Name of Advisor/s

Emma McBryde

College

College of Medicine & Dentistry; Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine

Summary of Project

Tuberculosis is the number one infectious disease killer in the world, leading to the deaths of 1.4 million people in 2014. Control programs target testing and treatment as a key strategy for controlling TB. The impact of early detection is critically dependent on the proportion of the infectious period that each strategy eliminates. This work will estimate infectiousness based on patient specific factors and over time, using time series statistical analyses, and models.

Key Words

Mathematical modelling.

Would suit an applicant who

Has a strong quantitative background for example in mathematics, physics, engineering or statistics; or a quantitative ecology/public health background.