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Pandemics : what everyone needs to know

by Doherty, P. C.

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"From HIV to H1N1, pandemics pose one of the greatest threats to global health in the twenty-first century. Defined as epidemics of infectious disease across large geographic areas, pandemics can disseminate globally with incredible speed as humans and goods move faster than ever before. While restr... Full description

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Table of Contents:
  • Infection and immunity
  • Pandemics, epidemics, and outbreaks
  • The SARS warning
  • Tuberculosis and influenza
  • Fledermaus to field mouse
  • Virus vectors
  • Single-host human pathogens
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Mad cows and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
  • Economics and the human-animal equation
  • Bioterrorism
  • Protecting humanity from and during pandemics.
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