Diseases of Poverty: Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases, and Modern Plagues by Lisa V. AdamsDiseases of Poverty: Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases, and Modern Plagues by Lisa V. Adams

Diseases of Poverty: Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases, and Modern Plagues

byLisa V. Adams, John R. Butterly

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Only a few decades ago, we were ready to declare victory over infectious diseases. Today, infectious diseases are responsible for significant morbidity and mortality throughout the world.

This book examines the epidemiology and social impact of past and present infectious disease epidemics in the developing and developed world. In the introduction, the authors define global health as a discipline, justify its critical importance in the modern era, and introduce the Millennium Development Goals, which have become critical targets for most of the developing world. The first half of the volume provides an epidemiological overview, exploring early and contemporary perspectives on disease and disease control. An analysis of nutrition, water, and sanitation anchors the discussion of basic human needs. Specific diseases representing both “loud” and “silent” emergencies are investigated within broader structures of ecological and biological health such as economics, education, state infrastructure, culture, and personal liberty. The authors also examine antibiotic resistance, AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, and pandemic influenza, and offer an epilogue on diseases of affluence, which now threaten citizens of countries both rich and poor.

A readable guide to specific diseases, richly contextualized in environment and geography, this book will be used by health professionals in all disciplines interested in global health and its history and as a textbook in university courses on global health.

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LISA V. ADAMS is associate professor of medicine, associate professor of community and family medicine, and associate dean for global health at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. JOHN R. BUTTERLY is professor of medicine at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and the Dartmouth Institute of Health Policy and Clinical Practice, a...
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Title:Diseases of Poverty: Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases, and Modern PlaguesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.66 inPublished:April 7, 2015Publisher:Dartmouth College PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

PROLOGUE
INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL HEALTH
GLOBAL HEALTH: SYSTEMS, AGENCIES, ORGANIZATIONS, AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS
A BRIEF PRIMER OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES: HUMANS, THEIR ENVIRONMENT, AND EVOLUTION
EPIDEMIOLOGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES: INTRODUCTION AND EARLY PERSPECTIVES
EPIDEMIOLOGY OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
THE BASIC NECESSITIES OF LIFE: NUTRITION, WATER, AND SANITATION
LOUD EMERGENCIES I: HIV/AIDS
LOUD EMERGENCIES II: TUBERCULOSIS
LOUD EMERGENCIES III: MALARIA
THE SILENT EMERGENCIES: WHAT IS KILLING OUR CHILDREN?
ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE AND INFECTION CONTROL
PANDEMIC INFLUENZA: FROM BASIC BIOLOGY TO GLOBAL HEALTH IMPLICATIONS
EPILOGUE: DISEASES OF AFFLUENCE •

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“Undergraduate and graduate students in public health and medicine, health care professionals, and other individuals with an interest in global health will benefit from reading this book. The work is appropriate for an undergraduate or graduate-level course in global public health. The content is sufficient to generate discussion and pique interest in learning more about global health concerns. . . . Recommended.”—Choice