Do Infectious Diseases Pose a Serious Threat?

Do Infectious Diseases Pose a Serious Threat?

by Viqi Wagner (Other)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737723311
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 06/28/2004
Pages: 126
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction7
1.The Global Threat of Infectious Diseases: An Overview10
2.Modern Trends Greatly Increase the Threat of Infectious Diseases25
3.Bioterrorism Poses a Major Threat to Public Health33
4.The Threat of Bioterrorism Has Been Exaggerated39
5.Bioterrorism Research Diverts Attention from More Serious Disease Threats47
6.AIDS Is Devastating Africa53
7.AIDS Is Not the Cause of the African Health Crisis59
8.SARS Is a Continuing Threat63
9.Antibiotic-Resistant Infectious Diseases Are a Major Threat70
10.Sexually Transmitted Diseases Are a Serious Social and Economic Threat80
11.The Smallpox Threat Warrants Mass Vaccination86
12.The Smallpox Threat Does Not Warrant Mass Vaccination92
13.Global Public Health Systems Must Be Improved to Combat Infectious Diseases9
14.Vaccine Development Is Vital to Controlling Infectious Diseases10
15.Technological Advances Are Key to Controlling Infectious Diseases11
Organizations to Contact117
Bibliography120
Index123

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