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Title Population mobility and infectious disease / edited by Yorghos Apostolopoulos and Sevil Sönmez ; foreword by Janet Hatcher Roberts
Published New York, NY : Springer, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 319 pages) : illustrations
Contents Bridging the divide: population mobility and the emergence of disease. Demographic and epidemiological perspectives of human movement / Yorghos Apostolopoulos and Sevil Sönmez -- Key themes pertinent to migration, health, and disease. Population mobility and the geography of microbial threats / Mary E. Wilson. Health barriers and inequities for migrants / Elizabeth Ioannidi-Kapolou. Social networks, social capital, and HIV risks among migrants / Varda Soskolne -- Labor induced migration and disease diffusion. Economic migrants and health vulnerability / Mark N. Lurie. Military personnel: on the move and vulnerable/AIDS to HIV and other STIs / Stuart J. Kingma and Rodger D. Yeager. Selling sex in the era of AIDS: mobile sexworkers and STI/HIV risks / Natalya Timoshkina, Anthony P. Lombardo, and Lynn McDonald. Tracing the diffusion of infectious diseases in the transport sector / Yorghos Apostolopoulos and Sevil Sönmez -- Forced migration: a public health catastrophe. War, refugees, migration, and public health: do infectious diseases matter? / Frederick M. Burkle. Natural disasters, climate change, and the health of mobile populations / Jonathan D. Mayer -- Leisure migration and health concerns: a paradox or inevitability? Casual sex in the sun makes the holiday: young tourists' perspectives / Eugenia Wickens and Sevil Sönmez. In search of the exotic: sex tourism and disease risks / Sevil Sönmez, Eugenia Wickens, and Yorghos Apostolopoulos -- New directions in migration health and medicine. Mapping and modeling disease risk among mobile populations / Henry G. Mwambi and Khangelani Zuma. Ethical and legal issues impacting migrant health / Sana Loue. Migration in a mobile world: health, population mobility, and emerging disease / Brian D. Gushulak and Douglas W. MacPherson
Summary The impact of population mobility on public health remains an under-explored area, and this volume would fill a needed gap in the literature. Focusing on socially produced diseases, this book covers key themes pertinent to labor-induced migration, forced migration, and leisure-based mobility and how they impact infectious diseases
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Communicable diseases -- Transmission.
Emigration and immigration.
Communicable Diseases -- transmission.
Disease Transmission, Infectious.
Emigration and Immigration.
Population Dynamics.
Form Electronic book
Author Apostolopoulos, Yiorgos.
Sönmez, Sevil F.
ISBN 0387476679