Infectious Diseases in Context is a comprehensive guide to the increasingly important topic of emerging and infectious diseases and covers the history, politics, and ethical debate related to infectious diseases. The set includes articles on how such diseases impact trade and commerce, travel and the future of industrialized and impoverished nations.
The new book is cross-curricular in nature and supports curriculums in health, biology, advanced biology, and genetics, as well as history, government, and the social sciences. It brings together original essays written by leading experts in the field, primary source documents, and sidebars on the cultural, economic, and political issues surrounding the topic.
Topics include Anthrax, Antibiotic Resistance, Bioterrorism, Climate Change and Infectious Disease, Economic Development and Infectious Disease, Germ Theory of Disease, Influenza Epidemic of 1918, "Mad Cow" Disease, Pandemic Preparedness, Plagues in Modern History, SARS, Tuberculosis, Vaccines and Vaccine Development, Virus Hunters, Women, Minorities and Infectious Disease, and many more.
- 250 articles written by global experts in medicine, including world-renown virus hunter Dr. Jack Woodall
- More than 300 color photographs, illustrations, maps, and tables
- "Words to Know" section within each entry
- Chronology that includes many of the most significant events in the history of infectious disease and advances of science
- Extensive bibliographies
- Comprehensive general index
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