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Socio-Cultural Dimensions of Emerging Infectious Diseases in Africa : An Indigenous Response to Deadly Epidemics

Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Springer Nature, [2019]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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This volume examines the most important socio-cultural, political, economic, and policy issues related to emerging infectious diseases in Africa. The volume covers the work of the Global Emerging Pathogens Treatment Consortium (GET); it looks at the challenges of science education and communication in Africa, the global health and governance of pandemics and epidemics, and more. It looks beyond such threats as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)1089869502
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
ISBN: 9783030174743 3030174743
OCLC Number: 1114617070
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Contents: Intro; Preface; Contents; About the Editors; Chapter 1: Editorial: African Perspectives and Approaches for African Healthcare Challenges; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 The Virtual Absence of African Perspectives and Approaches; 1.3 Significance of a Local Perspective and Approach; 1.4 Contents and Potential Value of an African Perspective and/or Approach; 1.5 Conclusion: Overview of Book Sections; References; Part I: Emerging Deadly Pathogens and Clinical Practice; Chapter 2: How and Why the Global Emerging Pathogens Treatment Consortium Was Created; 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Global Emerging Pathogens Treatment (GET) Consortium2.2.1 Governance of the GET Consortium; 2.3 Conclusion; References; Chapter 3: Emerging Infectious Diseases: A Historical and Scientific Review; 3.1 Overview and History; 3.2 Stages in the Emergence of an Infectious Disease; 3.3 Reported EID Outbreaks; 3.4 Animal Diseases of Economic and/or Zoonotic Impact; 3.4.1 One Health Program, South Africa; 3.4.2 Rinderpest; 3.4.3 Rift Valley Fever; 3.4.4 Peste de Petits Ruminants (PPR); 3.5 Control of EIDs and Deadly Outbreaks in Humans; 3.5.1 Surveillance; 3.5.2 Response Mechanism 3.5.3 Research and Training3.5.4 Public Health Control Measures; 3.6 Conclusion; References; Chapter 4: Epidemiology and Management of Lassa Fever in the West African Sub-Region: Overcoming the Socio-cultural Challenges; 4.1 Case Vignette; 4.2 Introduction; 4.3 Epidemiology; 4.3.1 Factors That Promote the Epidemics; 4.4 Virology; 4.5 Pathogenesis; 4.6 Clinical Presentation; 4.6.1 The Case Definition for Suspected Lassa Fever; 4.6.2 Socio-cultural Challenges in Clinical Diagnosis and Management of Lassa Fever; 4.7 Laboratory Diagnosis 4.7.1 Logistic Challenges in Laboratory Diagnosis of Lassa Virus Infection4.8 Treatment; 4.9 Prognosis; 4.10 Prevention and Control; References; Part II: Social Determinants of EID; Chapter 5: Socio-cultural and Economic Concerns on Use of Convalescent Blood or Plasma for the Management of Ebola Virus Disease in Africa; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Discussion; 5.2.1 Use (Standard or Experimental) of Blood as a Form of Therapy in Africa; 5.2.2 Feasibility of Using Plasma Component Therapy in Africa; 5.2.3 Historical Cases of Use of Plasma in Ebola or Other Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Outbreaks in Africa 5.2.4 Socio-Cultural, Determinants of EVD and Implications for Behavior and Disease Control in Epidemic Situations5.2.5 Socio-Cultural Challenges in Managing Outbreaks of Emerging Infectious Disease in African Countries; 5.2.6 Cultural Concepts and Perceptions of Blood and Blood Donation in Africa: Implications for Blood-Based Therapy in Epidemic Situations; 5.2.7 Socio-Cultural Issues in CP Trials for EVD; 5.3 Conclusion; References; Chapter 6: The Impact of Ebola Virus Disease on Government Expenditure in Sierra Leone; 6.1 Introduction
Responsibility: Godfrey B. Tangwa [and 3 others], editors.

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