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Cover for Classification of communicable diseases.

This chapter discusses the different ways for classifying infectious diseases, such as in terms of aetiology, mode of transmission, disease vectors, hygiene status, and control methods.

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647425)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The Great War.

This chapter describes the loss of human life due to World War I and II and influenza pandemics after the war.

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646824)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The animal connection.

This chapter reviews the animal origins of some of the most serious infectious diseases of humans, which include human immunodeficiency virus infections, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus, and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. It also discusses the role of bats as a reservoir host for other...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646824)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Not clean.

This chapter presents a historical account of some of the common infectious diseases of humans associated with unhygienic and unsanitary traditional practices, such as neonatal tetanus, trachoma, yaws and syphilis. The importance of handwashing and hygiene education in the control and prevention of ...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646824)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Too clean.

This chapter describes 2 human diseases, poliomyelitis and allergies, as examples of how being too clean or less exposure to microorganisms early in life or during childhood increases our future risk for developing diseases.

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646824)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The food we eat.

This chapter discusses the role of diet in health and disease. The discovery of dietary fibre, the significance of a balanced diet, the role of infant feeds and breast milk in childhood obesity, and the risks and benefits of cow's milk consumption. Fish oil supplements, dietary antioxidants and the ...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646824)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Climate change and population movements.

This chapter describes the effects of climate change and population movements (e.g., refugees, local migration, and travel) on the occurrence of infectious diseases. The effects of urbanization on health, health service provision, flooding risk, loss of life due to earthquakes and tsunamis, and...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646824)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The future.

This chapter discusses the epidemics of health problems that could be major causes of ill health in the future, including obesity, influenza A(H1N1), Ebola and antbiotic resistance.

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646824)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Conclusions.

In this concluding chapter, the role of bacteria and viruses in developing the human species into what it is, immunity and its enhancement against infections, and the role of disease in shaping history are discussed. Some beneficial microorganisms, the discovery and use of antibiotics against...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646824)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Disease selection: the way disease changed the world.

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...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646824)
Type
Book

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