The Changing Era of Diseases

The Changing Era of Diseases
Author: Yun-Chul Hong, MD, PhD.
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2019-02-15
ISBN 10: 9780128164396
ISBN 13: 0128164395
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Changing Era of Diseases Book Review:

The Changing Era of Diseases not only explores how to end humanity's suffering from illness, but also attempts to explain the challenging problems that may arise from the control of future disease. It provides a novel perspective on how to understand the changing patterns of disease, disease development, and defense from an evolutionary point-of-view in an effort to ally the life sciences and historical approaches. Topics cover the origin of disease, its pandemic infectious manifestation, chronic and late chronic diseases, strategies of the human body to fight diseases, methods of ending diseases, and future medical systems are featured. The book is a valuable source for researchers interested in systematic approaches to disease and students who are interested in understanding the evolution of diseases and how we have succeeded in fighting them. Presents the concept of disease by demonstrating the transition of disease, from hunter-gatherers, to chronic diseases in the modern society Demonstrates how the concept of mechanistic causality does not allow us to properly understand chronic diseases Discusses the role that science and technology play in prolonging human life spans - and how that will lead to new healthcare challenges in the future

The Changing Era of Diseases

The Changing Era of Diseases
Author: Yun-Chul Hong
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2019-01-22
ISBN 10: 0128165812
ISBN 13: 9780128165812
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Changing Era of Diseases Book Review:

The Changing Era of Diseases not only explores how to end humanity’s suffering from illness, but also attempts to explain the challenging problems that may arise from the control of future disease. It provides a novel perspective on how to understand the changing patterns of disease, disease development, and defense from an evolutionary point-of-view in an effort to ally the life sciences and historical approaches. Topics cover the origin of disease, its pandemic infectious manifestation, chronic and late chronic diseases, strategies of the human body to fight diseases, methods of ending diseases, and future medical systems are featured. The book is a valuable source for researchers interested in systematic approaches to disease and students who are interested in understanding the evolution of diseases and how we have succeeded in fighting them. Presents the concept of disease by demonstrating the transition of disease, from hunter-gatherers, to chronic diseases in the modern society Demonstrates how the concept of mechanistic causality does not allow us to properly understand chronic diseases Discusses the role that science and technology play in prolonging human life spans – and how that will lead to new healthcare challenges in the future

Eras in Epidemiology

Eras in Epidemiology
Author: Mervyn Susser,Zena Stein
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 0195300661
ISBN 13: 9780195300666
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eras in Epidemiology Book Review:

The authors trace the evolution of epidemiological ideas from earliest times to the present, starting with the early concepts of magic and the humours of Hippocrates and moving through the dawn of observational methods, the Enlightenment and the French Revolution up to the development of eco-epidemiology.

Health and Disease Changing Times

Health and Disease  Changing Times
Author: Kathy Elgin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2009-09
ISBN 10: 9781437968637
ISBN 13: 1437968635
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Health and Disease Changing Times Book Review:

During the Renaissance era, some superstitious beliefs about health and illness were being replaced by new scientific knowledge. Doctors were becoming more professional, and large hospitals were established. Despite this, people continued to suffer from ill health. Find out how poor food, lack of hygiene, and plagues claimed many lives, and why conditions such as mental illness were misunderstood. A book in the Changing Times series which explores the world in Tudor times through the plays and poetry of William Shakespeare. His works offer a fascinating window into the times in which he lived. Each page in this book features a quotation from Shakespeare that explains an aspect of health and disease in the 16th century. Full-color illustrations.

The Origin of Diseases

The Origin of Diseases
Author: Yun-chul Hong
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 293
Release: 2017-01-02
ISBN 10: 9781634857819
ISBN 13: 163485781X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Origin of Diseases Book Review:

While covering human history, civilization, and diseases to reveal why humans are sick with many ailments, this book provides the answers to the questions: "When, why, and how did humans contract all kinds of infectious and chronic diseases?" The increasing occurrence of chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes mellitus, asthma and cancer does not simply denote increment in the incidence of diseases, but a pathological phenomenon that reflects the condition of humanity's current environment. With humanity's graduation from the era of hunter-gatherers, infectious diseases and nutritional disorders started to appear at the beginning of the agricultural revolution. Humanity then shifted to an age of chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes mellitus, asthma, and cancer, as they entered the era of affluence in the wake of the industrial revolution. Moreover, the disease pattern characterised by such chronic diseases is expected to change again soon to a new trend characterised by neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. When contemplating the path of disease development and transition, we should simultaneously consider two aspects of humanity: as a biological being who adapts to his or her surrounding environment, and as a cultural creator who transforms and recreates the environment, because the changes in human behavior have as much impact on the direction of disease transition as our genes and environment do. Therefore, only after we appropriately understand the history, environment, and disease development of humanity will we be able to establish an adequate strategy for coping with diseases. We would have the upper hand if we have a better understanding of the origin of diseases. In five sections, this book shows how to understand such diseases through the intertwined process within the wide framework of human history.

Risky Trade

Risky Trade
Author: Ann Marie Kimball
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2016-04-08
ISBN 10: 1317062558
ISBN 13: 9781317062554
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Risky Trade Book Review:

The current value of global trade has reached a staggering annual figure of $6 trillion in merchandise crossing borders. Such prolific global trading has, at the same time, begun to raise fears of pandemics and concerns for global health. Yet, investment in public health infrastructure and disease control was never designed to cope with international trade of this volume and diversity. Indeed, most health systems lag far behind, especially in poor countries. This has created new vulnerabilities for global populations to the introduction and amplification of infection through trade. Public fears have been further heightened by frightening news reports of deadly diseases such as Mad Cow disease and E. Coli. Risky Trade: Infectious Disease in the Era of Global Trade provides a thorough examination of the actual risks posed by disease in the age of globalization. Drawing on the economics of international trade and epidemiology, the author explores the critical health issues arising from the enormous increase in global trade and travel. Issues covered include: ¢ The scale of the problem with particular reference to the Sakai outbreak of E. Coli; ¢ Risks from particular microbes - Enteric and viral infections; Highly infectious agents; Antimicrobial resistance; and, Stealth agents; ¢ Global outbreaks as a result of human travel and trade; ¢ Prevention, surveillance and control; ¢ The future health of global trading. In addition to highlighting the problems, the book also addresses some of the potential benefits the same globalization can bring to epidemic control through surveillance, diagnostics, treatment and investigation. The empirical approach ties together existing descriptions and case studies of epidemics building a comprehensive framework for examining new events and considering historical experience with infectious outbreaks. The volume will be a valuable guide to students, academics, practitioners, and policy makers in the areas of international trade, health economics, epidemiology, international/public health and disease control.

Health Without Borders

Health Without Borders
Author: Paolo Vineis
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2017-06-09
ISBN 10: 9783319524450
ISBN 13: 3319524453
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Health Without Borders Book Review:

This book discusses globalization and its impact on human health. The population of the world grew from 1 billion in 1800 to 7 billion in 2012, and over the past 50 years the mean temperature has risen faster than ever before. Both factors continue to rise, as well as health inequalities. Our environment is changing rapidly, with tremendous consequences for our health. These changes produce complex and constantly varying interactions between the biosphere, economy, climate and human health, forcing us to approach future global health trends from a new perspective. Preventive actions to improve health, especially in low-income countries, are essential if our future is going to be a sustainable one. After a period of undeniable improvement in the health of the world’s population, this improvement is likely to slow down and we will experience– at least locally – crises of the same magnitude as have been observed in financial markets since 2009. There is instability in health systems, which will worsen if preventive and buffering mechanisms do not take on a central role. We cannot exclude the possibility that the allied forces of poverty, social inequalities, climate change, industrial food and lack of governance will lead to a deterioration in the health of large sectors of the population. In low-income countries, while many of the traditional causes of death (infectious diseases) are still highly prevalent, other threats typical of affluent societies (obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases) are increasing. Africa is not only affected by malaria, TB and HIV, but also by skyrocketing rates of cancer. The book argues that the current situation requires effective and coordinated multinational interventions guided by the principle of health as a common good. An entirely competition-driven economy cannot – by its very nature – address global challenges that require full international cooperation. A communal global leadership is called for. Paolo Vineis is Chair of Environmental Epidemiology at Imperial College. His current research activities focus on examining biomarkers of disease risk as well as studying the effects of climate change on non-communicable diseases. “From morality to molecules, environment to equity, climate change to cancer, and politics to pathology, this is a wonderful tour of global health – consistently presented in a clear, readable format. Really, an important contribution.” Professor Sir Michael Marmot Director, Institute of Health Equity University College London Author of “The Health Gap” “This book is a salutary and soundly argued reminder that the ‘common good’ is not simply what remains after individuals and groups have appropriated the majority of societal resources: it is in fact the foundation on which any society rests and without which it collapses.” Rodolfo Saracci, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France

Disease Control Priorities Third Edition

Disease Control Priorities  Third Edition
Author: Hellen Gelband,Susan Horton,Prabhat Jha,Ramanan Laxminarayan,Charles N. Mock,Rachel Nugent
Publsiher: Disease Control Priorities
Total Pages: 426
Release: 2017-12-06
ISBN 10: 9781464805271
ISBN 13: 146480527X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disease Control Priorities Third Edition Book Review:

Annotation This volume discusses health system policies (including financing global health, quality of care, and strengthening regulatory systems in low- and middle-income countries), as well as the methods and resources used throughout all DCP3 volumes.

Microbial Evolution and Co Adaptation

Microbial Evolution and Co Adaptation
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Global Health,Forum on Microbial Threats
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2009-05-10
ISBN 10: 0309131219
ISBN 13: 9780309131216
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microbial Evolution and Co Adaptation Book Review:

Dr. Joshua Lederberg - scientist, Nobel laureate, visionary thinker, and friend of the Forum on Microbial Threats - died on February 2, 2008. It was in his honor that the Institute of Medicine's Forum on Microbial Threats convened a public workshop on May 20-21, 2008, to examine Dr. Lederberg's scientific and policy contributions to the marketplace of ideas in the life sciences, medicine, and public policy. The resulting workshop summary, Microbial Evolution and Co-Adaptation, demonstrates the extent to which conceptual and technological developments have, within a few short years, advanced our collective understanding of the microbiome, microbial genetics, microbial communities, and microbe-host-environment interactions.

Proceedings from Renal Rehabilitation and Health Care Reform Strategies for a Changing Era

Proceedings from Renal Rehabilitation and Health Care Reform   Strategies for a Changing Era
Author: John H. Sadler
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 32
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1070696161
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proceedings from Renal Rehabilitation and Health Care Reform Strategies for a Changing Era Book Review:

Origin of Diseases

Origin of Diseases
Author: Yun-Chul Hong
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2015-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781634830348
ISBN 13: 1634830342
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Origin of Diseases Book Review:

While covering human history, civilization, and diseases to reveal why humans are sick with many ailments, this book provides the answers to the questions: When, why, and how did humans contract all kinds of infectious and chronic diseases? The increasing occurrence of chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes mellitus, asthma and cancer does not simply denote increment in the incidence of diseases, but a pathological phenomenon that reflects the condition of humanitys current environment. With humanitys graduation from the era of hunter-gatherers, infectious diseases and nutritional disorders started to appear at the beginning of the agricultural revolution. Humanity then shifted to an age of chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes mellitus, asthma, and cancer, as they entered the era of affluence in the wake of the industrial revolution. Moreover, the disease pattern characterized by such chronic diseases is expected to change again soon to a new trend characterized by neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimers disease and Parkinsons disease. When contemplating the path of disease development and transition, we should simultaneously consider two aspects of humanity: as a biological being who adapts to his or her surrounding environment, and as a cultural creator who transforms and recreates the environment, because the changes in human behavior have as much impact on the direction of disease transition as our genes and environment do. Therefore, only after we appropriately understand the history, environment, and disease development of humanity will we be able to establish an adequate strategy for coping with diseases. We would have the upper hand if we have a better understanding of the origin of diseases. In five sections, this book shows how to understand such diseases through the intertwined process within the wide framework of human history.

The Threat of Pandemic Influenza

The Threat of Pandemic Influenza
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Global Health,Forum on Microbial Threats
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 430
Release: 2005-04-09
ISBN 10: 0309095042
ISBN 13: 9780309095044
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Threat of Pandemic Influenza Book Review:

Public health officials and organizations around the world remain on high alert because of increasing concerns about the prospect of an influenza pandemic, which many experts believe to be inevitable. Moreover, recent problems with the availability and strain-specificity of vaccine for annual flu epidemics in some countries and the rise of pandemic strains of avian flu in disparate geographic regions have alarmed experts about the world's ability to prevent or contain a human pandemic. The workshop summary, The Threat of Pandemic Influenza: Are We Ready? addresses these urgent concerns. The report describes what steps the United States and other countries have taken thus far to prepare for the next outbreak of "killer flu." It also looks at gaps in readiness, including hospitals' inability to absorb a surge of patients and many nations' incapacity to monitor and detect flu outbreaks. The report points to the need for international agreements to share flu vaccine and antiviral stockpiles to ensure that the 88 percent of nations that cannot manufacture or stockpile these products have access to them. It chronicles the toll of the H5N1 strain of avian flu currently circulating among poultry in many parts of Asia, which now accounts for the culling of millions of birds and the death of at least 50 persons. And it compares the costs of preparations with the costs of illness and death that could arise during an outbreak.

Global Public Health a new era

Global Public Health a new era
Author: Robert Beaglehole,Ruth Bonita
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2009-07-09
ISBN 10: 0199236623
ISBN 13: 9780199236626
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Public Health a new era Book Review:

Global Public Health: a new era is a comprehensive updated account of the international state of public health, including an agenda for improving the practice of the discipline across the world. It addresses three major issues:- the changing global context for public health- the state of public health theory and practice in developed and developing countries; and- strategies for strengthening the practice of public healthSection one surveys the complex old and new challenges facing public health practitioners, and then summarises the state of health globally using new data based on measures of the Global Burden of Disease developed by the Word Health Organization, and other groups, to better describe population health states and trends.Section two presents the first detailed review of the global state of public health. It analyses the public health situation in all regions of the world. Six chapters cover Europe, Latin America, and Australia and New Zealand.. Three chapters cover China, India, and Sub-Saharan Africa. The lessons from these chapters are surprisingly similar: the challenges are great; the public health workforce and infrastructure have long been neglected; and much needs to be done to reinvigorate the practiceof public health.The third section covers several cross cutting themes, including the developing field of international public health ethics and the central and neglected role of the public in strengthening the practice of public health and the opportunities for building the capacity of the public health workforce to respond to the major global health needs.

Psychiatry of Pandemics

Psychiatry of Pandemics
Author: Damir Huremović
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2019-05-15
ISBN 10: 3030153460
ISBN 13: 9783030153465
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychiatry of Pandemics Book Review:

This book focuses on how to formulate a mental health response with respect to the unique elements of pandemic outbreaks. Unlike other disaster psychiatry books that isolate aspects of an emergency, this book unifies the clinical aspects of disaster and psychosomatic psychiatry with infectious disease responses at the various levels, making it an excellent resource for tackling each stage of a crisis quickly and thoroughly. The book begins by contextualizing the issues with a historical and infectious disease overview of pandemics ranging from the Spanish flu of 1918, the HIV epidemic, Ebola, Zika, and many other outbreaks. The text acknowledges the new infectious disease challenges presented by climate changes and considers how to implement systems to prepare for these issues from an infection and social psyche perspective. The text then delves into the mental health aspects of these crises, including community and cultural responses, emotional epidemiology, and mental health concerns in the aftermath of a disaster. Finally, the text considers medical responses to situation-specific trauma, including quarantine and isolation-associated trauma, the mental health aspects of immunization and vaccination, survivor mental health, and support for healthcare personnel, thereby providing guidance for some of the most alarming trends facing the medical community. Written by experts in the field, Psychiatry of Pandemics is an excellent resource for infectious disease specialists, psychiatrists, psychologists, immunologists, hospitalists, public health officials, nurses, and medical professionals who may work patients in an infectious disease outbreak.

Breath from Salt

Breath from Salt
Author: Bijal P. Trivedi
Publsiher: BenBella Books
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2020-09-08
ISBN 10: 1948836629
ISBN 13: 9781948836623
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Breath from Salt Book Review:

Recommended by Bill Gates and included in GatesNotes "Elaborating on the science as well as the business behind the fight against cystic fibrosis, Trivedi captures the emotions of the families, doctors, and scientists involved in the clinical trials and their 'weeping with joy' as new drugs are approved, and shows how cystic fibrosis, once a 'death sentence,' became, for many, a manageable condition. This is a rewarding and challenging work." —Publishers Weekly Cystic fibrosis was once a mysterious disease that killed infants and children. Now it could be the key to healing millions with genetic diseases of every type—from Alzheimer's and Parkinson's to diabetes and sickle cell anemia. In 1974, Joey O'Donnell was born with strange symptoms. His insatiable appetite, incessant vomiting, and a relentless cough—which shook his tiny, fragile body and made it difficult to draw breath—confounded doctors and caused his parents agonizing, sleepless nights. After six sickly months, his salty skin provided the critical clue: he was one of thousands of Americans with cystic fibrosis, an inherited lung disorder that would most likely kill him before his first birthday. The gene and mutation responsible for CF were found in 1989—discoveries that promised to lead to a cure for kids like Joey. But treatments unexpectedly failed and CF was deemed incurable. It was only after the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, a grassroots organization founded by parents, formed an unprecedented partnership with a fledgling biotech company that transformative leaps in drug development were harnessed to produce groundbreaking new treatments: pills that could fix the crippled protein at the root of this deadly disease. From science writer Bijal P. Trivedi, Breath from Salt chronicles the riveting saga of cystic fibrosis, from its ancient origins to its identification in the dank autopsy room of a hospital basement, and from the CF gene's celebrated status as one of the first human disease genes ever discovered to the groundbreaking targeted genetic therapies that now promise to cure it. Told from the perspectives of the patients, families, physicians, scientists, and philanthropists fighting on the front lines, Breath from Salt is a remarkable story of unlikely scientific and medical firsts, of setbacks and successes, and of people who refused to give up hope—and a fascinating peek into the future of genetics and medicine.

Water Conservation in the Era of Global Climate Change

Water Conservation in the Era of Global Climate Change
Author: Binota Thokchom,Pengpeng Qiu,Pardeep Singh,Parameswar K. Iyer
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2021-02-25
ISBN 10: 0128203943
ISBN 13: 9780128203941
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Water Conservation in the Era of Global Climate Change Book Review:

Water Conservation in the Era of Global Climate Change reviews key issues surrounding climate change and water resources. The book brings together experts from a variety of fields and perspectives, providing a comprehensive view on how climate change impacts water resources, how water pollution impacts climate change, and how to assess potential hazards and success stories on managing and addressing current issues in the field. Topics also include assessing policy impacts, innovative water reuse strategies, and information on impacts on fisheries and agriculture including food scarcity. This book is an excellent tool for researchers and professionals in Climate Change, Climate Services and Water Resources, and those trying to combat the impacts and issues related to Global and Planetary Change. Covers a wide range of theoretical and practical issues related to how climate change impacts water resources and adaptation, with extended influence on agriculture, food and water security, policymaking, etc. Reviews mathematical tools and simulations models on predicting potential hazards from climate change in such a way they can be useful to readers from a variety of levels of mathematical expertise Examines the potential impacts on agriculture and drinking water quality Includes case studies of successful management of water and pollutants that contribute to climate change

Cardiovascular Risk and Adolescents

Cardiovascular Risk and Adolescents
Author: Jaydip Oza,Vasudev Rawal,A. Bhagyalaxmi
Publsiher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
Total Pages: 76
Release: 2012-02
ISBN 10: 9783847375258
ISBN 13: 3847375253
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cardiovascular Risk and Adolescents Book Review:

In modern world, the major causes of death and disability are found to be shifted from nutritional deficiencies and infectious diseases to non-infectious chronic diseases. Technological advancement, socio-economical transition and change in life style like taking high energy food and sedentary life are found to be associated with increased prevalence of cardiovascular disorders in the World.Clinical care of cardiovscular disorders is costly and prolonged. These diseases in adult hood are largely due to behavior initiated in adolescence like physical inactivity, tobacco and alcohol use, unhealthy diet.Adolescents in India are adopting unhealthy life style in recent years and various studies have shown that risk factors of CVDs are also increasing in Indian adolescents.In this book, risk factor and its prevelance were explored in school going children and also biostatastically analysed for thier significance. This book will direct the ways towards the more epidemiological studies to reflects the changing scenario of cardiovascular diseases in current era.

Global Health and the Future Role of the United States

Global Health and the Future Role of the United States
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Board on Global Health,Committee on Global Health and the Future of the United States
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2017-09-05
ISBN 10: 0309457661
ISBN 13: 9780309457668
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Health and the Future Role of the United States Book Review:

While much progress has been made on achieving the Millenium Development Goals over the last decade, the number and complexity of global health challenges has persisted. Growing forces for globalization have increased the interconnectedness of the world and our interdependency on other countries, economies, and cultures. Monumental growth in international travel and trade have brought improved access to goods and services for many, but also carry ongoing and ever-present threats of zoonotic spillover and infectious disease outbreaks that threaten all. Global Health and the Future Role of the United States identifies global health priorities in light of current and emerging world threats. This report assesses the current global health landscape and how challenges, actions, and players have evolved over the last decade across a wide range of issues, and provides recommendations on how to increase responsiveness, coordination, and efficiency â€" both within the U.S. government and across the global health field.

Consumptive Chic

Consumptive Chic
Author: Carolyn A. Day
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2017-10-05
ISBN 10: 1350009407
ISBN 13: 9781350009400
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Consumptive Chic Book Review:

During the late 18th and early 19th centuries, there was a tubercular 'moment' in which perceptions of the consumptive disease became inextricably tied to contemporary concepts of beauty, playing out in the clothing fashions of the day. With the ravages of the illness widely regarded as conferring beauty on the sufferer, it became commonplace to regard tuberculosis as a positive affliction, one to be emulated in both beauty practices and dress. While medical writers of the time believed that the fashionable way of life of many women actually rendered them susceptible to the disease, Carolyn A. Day investigates the deliberate and widespread flouting of admonitions against these fashion practices in the pursuit of beauty. Through an exploration of contemporary social trends and medical advice revealed in medical writing, literature and personal papers, Consumptive Chic uncovers the intimate relationship between fashionable women's clothing, and medical understandings of the illness. Illustrated with over 40 full color fashion plates, caricatures, medical images, and photographs of original garments, this is a compelling story of the intimate relationship between the body, beauty, and disease - and the rise of 'tubercular chic'.

The Influence of Global Environmental Change on Infectious Disease Dynamics

The Influence of Global Environmental Change on Infectious Disease Dynamics
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Global Health,Forum on Microbial Threats
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2014-09-03
ISBN 10: 0309305020
ISBN 13: 9780309305020
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Influence of Global Environmental Change on Infectious Disease Dynamics Book Review:

The twentieth century witnessed an era of unprecedented, large-scale, anthropogenic changes to the natural environment. Understanding how environmental factors directly and indirectly affect the emergence and spread of infectious disease has assumed global importance for life on this planet. While the causal links between environmental change and disease emergence are complex, progress in understanding these links, as well as how their impacts may vary across space and time, will require transdisciplinary, transnational, collaborative research. This research may draw upon the expertise, tools, and approaches from a variety of disciplines. Such research may inform improvements in global readiness and capacity for surveillance, detection, and response to emerging microbial threats to plant, animal, and human health. The Influence of Global Environmental Change on Infectious Disease Dynamics is the summary of a workshop hosted by the Institute of Medicine Forum on Microbial Threats in September 2013 to explore the scientific and policy implications of the impacts of global environmental change on infectious disease emergence, establishment, and spread. This report examines the observed and potential influence of environmental factors, acting both individually and in synergy, on infectious disease dynamics. The report considers a range of approaches to improve global readiness and capacity for surveillance, detection, and response to emerging microbial threats to plant, animal, and human health in the face of ongoing global environmental change.