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Title The social ecology of infectious diseases / edited by Kenneth H. Mayer and H.F. Pizer.

Imprint Amsterdam ; Boston ; London : Academic, 2008.


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Edition 1st ed.
Description 1 online resource (xxxiii, 488 pages) : illustrations
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Summary 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 illustrated by AIDS, but this is only one of numerous microbial threats whose severity and spread are determined by human behaviors. In this book, forty experts in the fields of infectious diseases, the life sciences and public health explore how demography, geography, migration, travel, environmental change, natural disaster, sexual behavior, drug use, food production and distribution, medical technology, training and preparedness, as well as governance, human conflict and social dislocation influence current and likely future epidemics. * Provides essential understanding of current and future epidemics * Presents a crossover perspective for disciplines in the medical and social sciences and public policy, including public health, infectious diseases, population science, epidemiology, microbiology, food safety, defense preparedness and humanitarian relief * Creates a new perspective on ecology based on the interaction of microbes and human activities.
Contents 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 (working title) -- 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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Note Print version record.
Subject Communicable diseases.
Social ecology.
Communicable diseases -- Transmission.
MEDICAL -- Infectious Diseases.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- Contagious.
Communicable diseases. (OCoLC)fst00869883
Communicable diseases -- Transmission. (OCoLC)fst00869923
Epidemics. (OCoLC)fst00914079
Social ecology. (OCoLC)fst01122434
Sozialer Wandel
Communicable Diseases.
Disease Outbreaks.
Social Environment.
Social Behavior.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Mayer, Kenneth H.
Pizer, Hank.
Other Form: Print version: Social ecology of infectious diseases. 1st ed. Amsterdam ; Boston ; London : Academic, 2008 9780123704665 0123704669 (OCoLC)155678419
ISBN 9780123704665
9780080557144 (electronic bk.)
0080557147 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000043178509
AU@ 000045253860
CHBIS 006041648
CHDSB 005985793
CHVBK 170690385
DEBBG BV039830041
DEBBG BV042307002
DEBBG BV043045218
DEBSZ 405318650
DEBSZ 422153354
NZ1 12541660

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