eBook Global Pandemic Threats: A Reference Handbook, 1st Edition

  • Michael C. LeMay California State University San Bernardino, Emeritus
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  • ISBN-10: 1440842833
  • ISBN-13: 9781440842832
  • DDC: 363.34
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 328 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released January 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016
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Overview

This book offers an accessible reference on epidemic and pandemic diseases that provides background information and history, explains why pandemics are a newly emerging threat, identifies the difficulties in coping with them, and provides hope in the form of modern medicine.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface.
Other Frontmatter.
1: Background and History.
2: Problems, Controversies, and Solutions.
3: Perspectives.
4: Perspectives on HIV/AIDS Pandemic in the United States, South Africa, and Sri Lanka.
5: “Quick Response” Deployment Assists Ebola Crisis Humanitarian Mission.
6: Fighting Measles at the Grassroots Level.
7: Samaritan's Purse International Relief Medical Responses: Haiti, Philippines, and Ebola.
8: Dengue Fever.
9: Vaccines Are the Key to Preventing Global Disease Pandemics.
10: How to End a Disease: The Global Polio Eradication Initiative.
11: Air Travel and Aedes Mosquito-borne Diseases.
12: Profiles.
13: Data and Documents.
14: Data.
15: Documents.
16: Resources.
17: Chronology.
Glossary.
Index.
About the Author.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Michael C. LeMay

Michael LeMay is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at California State University-San Bernardino. He received his BS and MS degrees from the University of Wisconsin and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Minnesota (1971). Before teaching at CSUSB he taught at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he served as Assistant Director of the Institute for Governmental Affairs. He was also Professor and Chair of the Department at the Frostburg State University in Maryland. Of his many publications, his ten political science books include four that are related to his area of special expertise--United States immigration policy. He is published in such journals as American Politics Quarterly, National Civic Review, International Migration Review, Social Science Quarterly, Southeastern Political Review, Journal of American Ethnic History, and Teaching Political Science. He is author of 11 books, including several relating to immigration policy and to minority group politics: THE STRUGGLE FOR INFLUENCE (1985, University Press of America); OPEN DOOR TO DUTCH DOOR (1987, Praeger Press); THE GATEKEEPERS (1989, Praeger Press); ANATOMY OF A PUBLIC POLICY (1994, Praeger Press); GATEWAYS TO AMERICAN IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION: A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY (eds. with Elliott Barkan, 1999, Greenwood Press); THE PERENNIAL STRUGGLE (2004, Prentice-Hall), PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (2006, Wadsworth Publishing), and U.S. IMMIGRATION: A REFERENCE HANDBOOK (2004: ABC-CLIO). He has served as a consultant to the Office of Personnel, City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and to numerous city and county agencies in Wisconsin.