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Author Link, Kurt, 1937-

Title Understanding new, resurgent, and resistant diseases : how man and globalization create and spread illness / Kurt Link
Published Westport, Conn. : Praeger ; Oxford : Harcourt Education [distributor], 2007


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  362.1969 Lin/Unr  AVAILABLE
Description xiv, 179 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Definitions and sources -- Vectors -- History of diseases -- New diseases are increasing -- How resurgent diseases make a comeback -- Zoonosis -- Diseases of affluence -- Bioterrorism and agroterrorism -- Environmental pathogens -- New diseases -- Diseases of unknown cause which may be infectious diseases -- Greenhouse effect -- Prevention -- Applied research -- Public health
Summary "Although medicine and sanitation in modernized countries are more advanced than ever, over the past three decades we have seen the emergence of some 30 new diseases, such as HIV, SARS, and Ebola. Lyme Disease, hepatitis C, Legionnaires' Disease, and even Jacob-Creutzfeld, the human form of a disorder we know as "Mad Cow," have made headlines. We are also facing a resurgence of diseases once thought nearly eradicated, including tuberculosis and smallpox, and the persistence of rare disorders such as leprosy. In this work, Dr. Link explains the extent of new, resurgent, and resistant diseases defying the abilities of science and medicine or finding strength in globalization or other facets of modernization."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Emerging infectious diseases.
Communicable diseases -- Transmission.
Environmentally induced diseases.
Globalization -- Health aspects.
Diseases -- History.
LC no. 2007003041
ISBN 9780275991265 hardback
0275991261 hardback