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Understanding new, resurgent, and resistant diseases : how man and globalization create and spread illness / Kurt Link.

  • Link, Kurt, 1937-
Date
2007
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Publication/Creation

Westport, Conn. ; London : Praeger Publishers, 2007.

Physical description

xiv, 179 pages ; 25 cm

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Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (p. [163]-175) and index.

Contents

Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- pt. 1. A basic understanding -- ch. 1. Definitions and sources -- Definitions -- Prions -- Viruses -- Bacteria -- Fungi -- Protozoa -- Worms -- Resistance -- ch. 2. Vectors : flies, bugs, mosquitoes, worms, protozoa, and others -- Vectors -- Insect vectors -- Fleas -- Lice -- Ticks -- Mite chiggers -- Snails -- Mammalian vectors -- ch. 3. History of diseases -- Prehistoric skeletons -- Dating -- Ancient DNA -- ch. 4. New diseases are increasing -- Origin of new diseases - viruses -- Hemorrhagic fever group -- Bacterial disease - HME (Human monocytic ehrlichiosis) --
ch. 5. How resurgent diseases make a comeback -- Resurging diseases -- Plague resurgance -- Dengue fever -- Diphtheria -- Malaria -- Recent history -- WHO campaign -- Yellow fever -- Plague - description and history - Nontuberculosis mycobacteria -- Tuberculosis epidemics -- pt. 2. Zoonosis -- ch. 6. Diseases of affluence -- Zoonosis - wildlife -- Epizootics -- Zoonosis - domestic -- pt. 3. Diseases of civilization -- ch. 7. Diseases of affluence -- Diseases of affluence -- Syndrome X -- Obesity/diabetes epidemic -- Diseases of medical progress -- Obesity -- Cancer -- ch. 8. Bioterrorism and agroterrorism -- Bioterrorism -- Agroterrorism --
pt. 4. Toxic environment -- ch. 9. Environmental pathogens -- Endocrine disrupters -- Arsenic -- Lead -- Radon -- Mercury -- Pfiesteria -- Toxic shock syndrome -- pt. 5. New diseases and diseases of unknown causes -- ch. 10. New diseases -- hanta -- Hendra -- Machupo - Bolivian hemorrhagic fever -- Babesiosis -- Bird flu -- HIV -- Japanese encephalitis -- Lyme disease -- SARS -- West Nile fever -- ch. 11. Diseases of unknown cause that may be infectious -- Infection as a chronic disease -- Heart disease -- Peptic ulcer -- Rheumatoid arthritis -- Multiple sclerosis -- Alzheimer's -- pt. 6. Global warming -- ch. 12. Greenhouse effect -- Greenhouse gases -- The atmosphere -- Climate change -- Health effects -- Ecology -- Conclusion -- pt. 7. Future developments -- ch. 13. Prevention : early detection, communication, screening, and quarantine -- Prevention -- Eradication -- Vaccines -- Surveillance - detection -- Prevention - globalization -- Surveillance - communication between networks -- ch. 14. Applied research -- ch. 15. Public health -- Public health -- Epidemiology -- Conclusion : the future -- The future -- Notes -- Index.

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  • English


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  • 9780275991265
  • 0275991261