The Social Ecology of Infectious Diseases

Social Ecology of Infectious Diseases explores how human activities enable microbes to disseminate and evolve, thereby creating favorable conditions for the diverse manifestations of communicable diseases. Today, infectious and parasitic diseases cause about one-third of deaths and are the second leading cause of morbidity and mortality. The speed that changes in human behavior can produce epidemics is well illustrated by AIDS, but this is only one of numerous microbial threats whose severity and spread are determined by human behaviors. In this book, forty experts in the fields of infectious diseases, the life sciences and public health explore how demography, geography, migration, travel, environmental change, natural disaster, sexual behavior, drug use, food production and distribution, medical technology, training and preparedness, as well as governance, human conflict and social dislocation influence current and likely future epidemics. Provides essential understanding of current and future epidemics Presents a crossover perspective for disciplines in the medical and social sciences and public policy, including public health, infectious diseases, population science, epidemiology, microbiology, food safety, defense preparedness and humanitarian relief Creates a new perspective on ecology based on the interaction of microbes and human activities

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  • Author : Kenneth H. Mayer
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 528 pages
  • ISBN : 9780080557144
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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The Social Ecology of Infectious Diseases

The Social Ecology of Infectious Diseases
  • Author : Kenneth H. Mayer,H.F. Pizer
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 28 April 2011
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Social Ecology of Infectious Diseases explores how human activities enable microbes to disseminate and evolve, thereby creating favorable conditions for the diverse manifestations of communicable diseases. Today, infectious and parasitic diseases cause about one-third of deaths and are the second leading cause of morbidity and mortality. The speed that changes in human behavior can produce epidemics is well illustrated by AIDS, but this is only one of numerous microbial threats whose severity and spread are determined by human behaviors. In

Infectious Disease Ecology of Wild Birds

Infectious Disease Ecology of Wild Birds
  • Author : Jennifer C. Owen,Dana M. Hawley,Kathryn P. Huyvaert
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 30 June 2021
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Birds are the most diverse group of land vertebrates and have evolved to exploit almost every terrestrial niche on earth. They also serve as a natural reservoir for an array of different pathogens that pose serious health risks to human and domestic animal populations, including West Nile virus, highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses, Newcastle Disease virus, and numerous enteric pathogens. Avian diseases are also critically important to the conservation of endemic bird species in many places around the world. This

States of Disease

States of Disease
  • Author : Brian King
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 03 January 2017
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"Human health is shaped by the interactions between social and ecological systems. States of Disease advances a social ecology of health framework to demonstrate how historical spatial formations contribute to contemporary vulnerabilities to disease and the possibilities for health justice. The book examines how managed HIV in South Africa is being transformed with expanded access to antiretroviral therapy, and how environmental health in northern Botswana is shifting due to global climate change and flooding variability. These cases demonstrate how the

Infectious Disease Ecology

Infectious Disease Ecology
  • Author : Richard S. Ostfeld,Felicia Keesing,Valerie T. Eviner
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 16 December 2010
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News headlines are forever reporting diseases that take huge tolls on humans, wildlife, domestic animals, and both cultivated and native plants worldwide. These diseases can also completely transform the ecosystems that feed us and provide us with other critical benefits, from flood control to water purification. And yet diseases sometimes serve to maintain the structure and function of the ecosystems on which humans depend. Gathering thirteen essays by forty leading experts who convened at the Cary Conference at the Institute

Human Ecology and Infectious Diseases

Human Ecology and Infectious Diseases
  • Author : Neil A. Croll,John H Cross
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 03 September 2013
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Human Ecology and Infectious Diseases investigates the interrelationships among human behavior, ecology, and infectious diseases, with emphasis on parasitic and zoonotic diseases. The cultural, behavioral, anthropological, and social factors in the transmission of infectious diseases are discussed, along with methods used to make human ecology a more quantitative predictive science in the global challenge of such diseases. Behavioral patterns that place humans at risk to infections and the nature of risk factors are also analyzed. Comprised of 13 chapters, this book

AIDS and the Ecology of Poverty

AIDS and the Ecology of Poverty
  • Author : Eileen Stillwaggon
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 19 October 2021
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AIDS and the Ecology of Poverty combines the insights of economics and biology to explain the spread of HIV/AIDS and deliver a telling critique of AIDS policy. Drawing on a wealth of scientific evidence, Stillwaggon demonstrates that HIV/AIDS cannot be stopped without understanding the ecology of poverty. Her message is optimistic, with pragmatic solutions to the health problems that promote the spread of HIV/AIDS.

The Political Ecology of Malaria

The Political Ecology of Malaria
  • Author : Matian van Soest
  • Publisher : transcript Verlag
  • Release : 30 September 2020
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Malaria remains one of the main causes of mortality and morbidity in sub-Saharan Africa. Matian van Soest looks at the malaria epidemic in the peri-urban zones of Uganda's capital Kampala against the backdrop of recent socio-ecological transformations. Based on long-term ethnographic research, the book provides a holistic picture of the malaria epidemic in central Uganda, revealing the highly localized character of an epidemic that once spanned across almost the entire globe. Understanding, and ultimately tackling the disease, requires an appreciation

Socio-Ecological Dimensions of Infectious Diseases in Southeast Asia

Socio-Ecological Dimensions of Infectious Diseases in Southeast Asia
  • Author : Serge Morand,Jean-Pierre Dujardin,Régine Lefait-Robin,Chamnarn Apiwathnasorn
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 19 October 2021
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This book pursues a multidisciplinary approach in order to evaluate the socio-ecological dimensions of infectious diseases in Southeast Asia. It includes 18 chapters written by respected researchers in the fields of history, sociology, ecology, epidemiology, veterinary sciences, medicine and the environmental sciences on six major topics: (1) Infectious diseases and societies, (2) Health, infectious diseases and socio-ecosystems; (3) Global changes, land use changes and vector-borne diseases; (4) Monitoring and data acquisition; (5) Managing health risks; and (6) Developing strategies. The book offers a valuable guide for students

Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease
  • Author : Richard Ostfeld
  • Publisher : OUP USA
  • Release : 10 November 2010
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A review of research on the ecology of Lyme disease in North America describes how humans get sick, why some years and places are so risky and others not, and offers a new understanding that embraces the complexity of species and their interactions.

Wildlife Disease Ecology

Wildlife Disease Ecology
  • Author : Kenneth Wilson,Andy Fenton,Dan Tompkins
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 30 November 2019
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Introduces readers to key case studies that illustrate how theory and data can be integrated to understand wildlife disease ecology.

The Connections Between Ecology and Infectious Disease

The Connections Between Ecology and Infectious Disease
  • Author : Christon J. Hurst
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 30 August 2018
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This book summarizes current advances in our understanding of how infectious disease represents an ecological interaction between a pathogenic microorganism and the host species in which that microbe causes illness. The contributing authors explain that pathogenic microorganisms often also have broader ecological connections, which can include a natural environmental presence; possible transmission by vehicles such as air, water, and food; and interactions with other host species, including vectors for which the microbe either may or may not be pathogenic. This

The Impact of Globalization on Infectious Disease Emergence and Control

The Impact of Globalization on Infectious Disease Emergence and Control
  • Author : Institute of Medicine,Board on Global Health,Forum on Microbial Threats
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 01 March 2006
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Globalization is by no means a new phenomenon; transcontinental trade and the movement of people date back at least 2,000 years, to the era of the ancient Silk Road trade route. The global spread of infectious disease has followed a parallel course. Indeed, the emergence and spread of infectious disease are, in a sense, the epitome of globalization. Although some experts mark the fall of the Berlin Wall as the beginning of this new era of globalization, others argue that it

Infectious Diseases in Primates

Infectious Diseases in Primates
  • Author : Charles Nunn,Sonia M. Altizer
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 27 April 2006
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1. Questions, Terminology, and Underlying Principles2. Diversity and Characteristics of Primate Parasites3. Primate Socioecology and Disease Risk- Predictions and Rationale4. Host-Parasite Dynamics and Epidemiological Principles5. Host Defenses- The Immune System and Behavioral Counterstrategies6. Infectious Disease and Primate Social Systems7. Parasites and Primate Conservation8. From Nonhuman Primates to Human Health and Evolution9. Concluding Remarks and Future Directions

Biosecurity

Biosecurity
  • Author : Andrew Dobson,Kezia Barker,Sarah L. Taylor
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 15 August 2013
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Biosecurity is the assessment and management of potentially dangerous infectious diseases, quarantined pests, invasive (alien) species, living modified organisms, and biological weapons. It is a holistic concept of direct relevance to the sustainability of agriculture, food safety, and the protection of human populations (including bio-terrorism), the environment, and biodiversity. Biosecurity is a relatively new concept that has become increasingly prevalent in academic, policy and media circles, and needs a more comprehensive and inter-disciplinary approach to take into account mobility, globalisation

Disease Ecology

Disease Ecology
  • Author : Sharon K. Collinge,Chris Ray
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 26 January 2006
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Disease Ecology highlights exciting advances in theoretical and empirical research towards understanding the importance of community structure in the emergence of infectious diseases. The chapters in this book illustrate aspects of community ecology that influence pathogen transmission rates and disease dynamics in a wide variety of study systems. The innovative studies presented here communicate a clear message: studies of epidemiology can be approached from the perspective of community ecology, and students of community ecology can contribute significantly to epidemiology.