eBook Pandemics and Global Health, 1st Edition

  • Barry Youngerman
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  • ISBN-10: 1438109032
  • ISBN-13: 9781438109039
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 368 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released June 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008
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Pandemics and Global Health begins with an introduction that reviews major types of infectious agents and modes of transmission and then provides a historical overview of infectious diseases and our attempts to control epidemics. The introduction is followed by detailed case studies of the United States, China, Africa, and India. Each of these case studies outlines a recent outbreak and the government’s response, demonstrating the need for transparency, government commitment, and adequate financing in the fight against major diseases. Gathering key information on many contemporary international public health issues, this is a valuable resource for anyone wanting to become more informed on global health concerns.