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The social ecology of infectious diseases

Author: Kenneth H Mayer; Hank Pizer
Publisher: Oxford : Academic, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Social Ecology of Infectious Diseases explores how human activities enable microbes to disseminate and evolve, thereby creating favorable conditions for the diverse manifestations of communicable diseases. Today, infectious and parasitic diseases cause about one-third of deaths and are the second leading cause of morbidity and mortality. The speed that changes in human behavior can produce epidemics is well  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth H Mayer; Hank Pizer
ISBN: 9780123704665 0123704669
OCLC Number: 155678419
Description: xxxiii, 488 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: What constitutes the social ecology of infectious diseases? --
Travel --
Changing sexual mores and disease transmission --
The international drug epidemic --
Urbanization and the social ecology of emerging infectious diseases --
Suburbanization in developed nations --
The social ecology of infectious disease transmission in day-care centers --
Protecting blood safety --
Food safety in the industrialized world --
Antibiotic resistance and nosocomial infections --
Vaccines and immunization --
Infectious diseases in the context of war, civil strife and social dislocation --
Bioterrorism --
Infectious diseases associated with natural disasters --
Climate change and infectious diseases --
Governance, human rights and infectious disease: theoretical, empirical and practical perspectives --
International organizational response to infectious disease epidemics --
Principles of building the global health workforce.
Responsibility: editors, Kenneth Mayer, H. Pizer.

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