The Social Ecology of Infectious Diseases

Other | April 1, 2011

byMayer, Kenneth H., Kenneth H. Mayer

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Social Ecology of Infectious Diseasesexplores 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

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Social Ecology of Infectious Diseasesexplores 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...

Format:OtherDimensions:528 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:April 1, 2011Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0080557147

ISBN - 13:9780080557144

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Table of 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