Carlos Castillo-Chavez on Ebola in Texas

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Carlos Castillo-Chavez of Arizona State University and colleagues recently published “Temporal Variations in the Effective Reproduction Number of the 2014 West Africa Ebola Outbreak” for the National Academy of Engineers. The second edition of Dr. Castillo-Chavez’s book, Mathematical Models in Population Biology and Epidemiology (with Fred Brauer) is now available for purchase online in Mandarin. In September, he and Sergei Suslov were awarded the Leonhard Euler Prize 2014 in Homburg, Germany for their research contributions.



Dr. Castillo-Chavez and Randy Atkins of WTOP News discuss how a new mathematical model can assess the growth rate of an Ebola outbreak as it happens.