What can mathematical models tell us about how infectious diseases affect our body?
This animation describes what within-host infectious disease models are and how they can be useful. These models help to aid understanding of the mechanisms of the pathogen, how the immune system responds to that infection, and how different treatment strategies could improve disease outcomes.
Ruth Bowness is a lecturer and Medical Research Council Fellow based in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Bath. Her research team focus on modelling infectious diseases within the human body. More details: www.ruthbowness.com