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Cover for The sexual revolution.

This chapter reviews current understanding of the origin of life, starting with the evolution of Archaea and bacteria, viruses and then eukaryotic organisms including animals and humans. It also provides a historical account of the early understanding of the natural history of human infectious...

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

This chapter reviews archaeological evidence about the origin and evolution of humans in Africa, and describes the origins of the first infectious diseases that plagued early humans. The role of human genetic diversity in disease selection is discussed.

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

This chapter reviews the types and outcome of immune response generated by the human body toward parasites/pathogens, such as Trichinella spiralis, Plasmodium falciparum, Helicobacter pylori and other bacteria, and human endogenous retroviruses. It also discusses the principle behind the protective ...

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

This chapter reviews 2 of the great plagues (namely, plague (also known as the black death pandemic) and smallpox) in human history, examining the magnitude of its spread and mortality, disease vectors, transmission routes, clinical and epidemic characteristics, and its contribution in changing the ...

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

This chapter describes the role of missionaries in spreading influenza in Samoa, measles in Fiji, and leprosy and diabetes in Nauru, and the death of missionaries after contracting malaria in Africa. The value of immunity is briefly discussed.

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

This chapter traces the history of the global spread of some of the most common human parasites through the international slave trade. A description of the life cycle of these parasites is also presented, which include hookworms (Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus), Schistosoma spp., ...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646824)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Eden's Garden of South America.

This chapter reviews the history of human colonization of the abundant land of South America, and the subsequent introduction of Old World diseases, such as malaria and yellow fever, in the region, particularly through international slave trade. A brief description of the transmission route and...

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

This chapter describes the epidemiology, clinical aspects, spread, treatment and prevention of waterborne diseases, namely cholera and typhoid.

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

A discussion on communicable disease theory is presented. Among the concepts elaborated are force of infection, epidemic theory, endemicity and quantitative dynamics of disease transmission.

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935054)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Communicable diseases: a global perspective.

This book, in its fourth edition, offers a comprehensive discussion of all clinically-relevant infectious diseases currently known, including those caused by prions, protozoa, helminths, viruses, bacteria and fungi. Divided into 20 chapters each focusing on a specific group of infectious diseases,...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939397)
Type
Book

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