The Resource The social ecology of infectious diseases, edited by Kenneth H. Mayer and H.F. Pizer

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

Label
The social ecology of infectious diseases
Title
The social ecology of infectious diseases
Statement of responsibility
edited by Kenneth H. Mayer and H.F. Pizer
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
OPELS
Dewey number
616.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA643
LC item number
.S67 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The social ecology of infectious diseases, edited by Kenneth H. Mayer and H.F. Pizer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
  • 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
Control code
ocn228148313
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (xxxiii, 488 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780080557144
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
117010:117112
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36055438
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)228148313
  • pebcs0080557147

Library Locations

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