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Do infectious diseases pose a serious threat?

Author: Viqi Wagner
Publisher: Farmington Hills, MI : Greenhaven Press, ©2005.
Series: At issue (San Diego, Calif.)
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Most of the deadliest known infectious diseases are either spreading or becoming drug resistant, and dozens of previously unknown diseases have emerged since the 1970s. Public- and private-sector experts debate the reasons for, scope of, and best responses to infectious disease threats including SARS, bioterrorism agents, and AIDS.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Viqi Wagner
ISBN: 0737723300 9780737723304 0737723319 9780737723311
OCLC Number: 54081568
Description: 126 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The global threat of infectious diseases: an overview / National Intelligence Council --
Modern trends greatly increase the threat of infectious diseases / Jennifer Brower and Peter Chalk --
Bioterrorism poses a major threat to public health / Mark G. Kortepeter and Gerald W. Parker --
The threat of bioterrorism has been exaggerated / Victor W. Sidel, Robert M. Gould, and Hillel W. Cohen --
Bioterrorism research diverts attention from more serious disease threats / Merrill Goozner --
AIDS is devastating Africa / Karen A. Stanecki --
AIDS is not the cuase of the African health crisis / Charles Geshekter --
SARS is a continuing threat / National Intelligence Council --
Antibiotic-resistant infectious diseases are a major threat / World Health Organization. Sexually transmitted diseases are a serious social and economic threat / David J. Landry and Wendy Turnbull --
The smallpox threat warrants mass vaccination / William J. Bicknell and Kenneth D. Bloem --
The smallpox threat does not warrant mass vaccination / Henry I. Miller --
Global public health systems must be improved to combat infectious diseases / David L. Heymann --
Vaccine development is vital to controlling infectious diseases / Gustav Nossal --
Technological advances are key to controlling infectious diseases / Anthony S. Fauci.
Series Title: At issue (San Diego, Calif.)
Responsibility: Viqi Wagner, book editor.

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Most of the deadliest known infectious diseases are either spreading or becoming drug resistant, and dozens of previously unknown diseases have emerged since the 1970s. Public- and private-sector experts debate the reasons for, scope of, and best responses to infectious disease threats including SARS, bioterrorism agents, and AIDS.

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