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Disease selection: the way disease changed the world.

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This book contains 20 chapters covering a range of infectious diseases, as well as a few non-infectious diseases such as cancer, and how they greatly affected the course of human history. It explores host-pathogen relationship, transmission routes, evolution, and global spread of infectious diseases including numerous viral, bacterial, protozoal, and helminth infections. It also covers the contribution of pets (dogs and cats), food, hygiene, and climate change in the spread of infectious diseases. This book is a valuable resource for students, practitioners and researchers working in global health and anyone interested in the understanding of the basis of disease.

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Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) The sexual revolution. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 10) Out of Africa. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 21) Host/parasite interaction. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 35) Using a vector. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 53) The great plagues. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 60) Missionaries of death. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 66) The slave trade in parasites. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 74) Eden's Garden of South America. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 81) A glass of water. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 88) The Great War. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 93) Man's best friend? Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 107) The animal connection. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 114) Not clean. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 119) Too clean. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 124) The food we eat. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 133) Cancer. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 137) Climate change and population movements. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 141) Disappeared and emergent diseases. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 146) The future. Author(s): Webber, R.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 152) Conclusions. Author(s): Webber, R.