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Socio-ecological dimensions of infectious diseases in Southeast Asia / Serge Morand, Jean-Pierre Dujardin, Régine Lefait-Robin, Chamnarn Apiwathnasorn, editors.

Morand, S.

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This book pursues a multidisciplinary approach in order to evaluate the socio-ecological dimensions of infectious diseases in Southeast Asia. It includes 18 chapters written by respected researchers in the fields of history, sociology, ecology, epidemiology, veterinary sciences, medicine and the environmental sciences on six major topics: (1) Infectious diseases and societies, (2) Health, infectious diseases and socio-ecosystems; (3) Global changes, land use changes and vector-borne diseases; (4) Monitoring and data acquisition; (5) Managing health risks; and (6) Developing strategies. The book offers a valuable guide for students and researchers in the fields of development and environmental studies, animal and human health (veterinarians, physicians), ecology and conservation biology, especially those with a focus on Southeast Asia.


Singapore : Springer, [2015]

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ix, 338 pages : black and white illustrations, maps ; 24 cm


"This book emerges from an international symposium organized in Bangkok, in October 2011 at the Faculty of Tropical Medicine of Mahidol University and supported by the IRD, and its main objective was to join scholars in history, sociology, law, ecology, epidemiology, medical entomology, veterinary sciences, physicians and environmental sciences to present a multidisciplinary overview about the links between environment, biodiversity and human health, mostly through infectious diseases in Asia with most examples from Southeast Asia"--Page v.


Introduction to socioecological dimensions of infectious diseases and health in Southeast Asia / Serge Morand, Jean-Pierre Dujardin, Régine Lefait-Robin, Chamnarn Apiwathnasorn -- Part I, Infectious diseases and societies. Climate, environment and epidemic febrile diseases: a view from Chinese medicine / Dominique Buehillet -- Long life of people living with HIV/AIDS and the practice of medical power / Malee Sitthikriengkrai, Chayan Vaddhanaphuti -- Socio-environmental global changes and infectious diseases: interdisciplinary approach applied to tourism studies / Bernard Moizo -- Part II, Socio-ecosystems and health. Heavy metals contamination in the ecosystem of Mae Thang Reservoir in Northern Thailand / Séraphine Grellier, Patrick Seyler, Clément Petitjean, Marie-Paule Bonnet, Warinya Thothong, Jean-Louis Janeau -- Water and health: what is the risk and visible burden of the exposure to environmental contaminations? insights from a questionnaire-based survey in Northern Thailand / Vincent Herbretrau, Kraichat Tantrakarnapa, Wasana Khaungaew, Jean-Louis Janeau -- Meliodosis in Laos / Yves Buisson, Sayaphet Rattanavong, Valy Keoluangkhot, Khamsing Vongphayloth, Loungnilanh Manivanhm Rattanaphone Phetsouvanh, Alain Pierret, Jean-Luc Maeght, Vanaporn Wuthiekanun, Paul N. Newton, David A.B. Dance -- Part III. Global changes, land use changes and vector-borne diseases. Adaptation of mosquito vectors to salinity and its impact on mosquito-borne disease transmission in the South and Southeast Asian tropics / Ranjan Ramasamy, Sinnathamby N. Surendran, Pavilupillai J. June, Sangaralingam Dharshini, Muthuladchumy Vinobaba -- The malaria landscape: mosquitoes, transmission, landscape, insecticide resistance, and integrated control in Thailand / Hans J. Overgaard, Wannapa Suwonkerd, Jeffrey Hii -- Rubber plantations as a mosquito box amplification in South and Southeast Asia / Padikkala Kandiyil Sumodan, Ronald Morales Vargas, Jimrapa Pothikasikorn, Anchana Sumanrote, Régine Lefait-Robin, Jean-Pierre Dujardin -- Part IV. Monitoring and data acquisition. Rescuing public health data / Marc Choisy, Philavanh Sitboulang, Malyvanh Vongphanhya, Chantalay Saiyavong, Bouaphanth Khamphaphongphanh, Bounlay Phommasack, Fabrice Quet, Yves Buisson, Jean-Daniel Zucker, Wilbert van Pahuis -- The new science of metagenomics and the challenges of its use in both developed and developing countries / Edi Prifu, Jean-Daniel Zucker -- Barcoding, biobanking, e-banking: from ecological to ethical and legal aspects: insights from the PathoDivSEA Project / Claire Lajaunie, Serge Morand -- Part V. Managing health risks. Methods for prioritisation of diseases: case study of zoonoses in Southeast Asia / Marion Bordier, Lucas Léger, Suwicha Kasemsuwan, Sirichai Wongnarkpet, François Roger -- Managing global risks: Vietnamese poultry farmers and avian flu / Muriel Figué, Stéphanie Desvaux -- The OIE strategy to address threats at the interface between humans, animals and ecosystems / Alexandre Bouchot, Marion Bordier -- Part VI. Developing strategies. Business for biodiversity and ecosystem services / Valérie Boisvert, Hélène Tordjman, Fréd́̋eric Thomas -- Bridging the gap between conservation and health / Angela Yang, Peter M. DiGeronimo, Alexandre Azevedo -- Implementation of the one health strategy: lessons learnt from community-based natural resource programs for communities' empowerment and equity within an ecohealth approach / Aurélie Binot, Serge Morand.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.


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