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Cover for One Health: the theory and practice of integrated health approaches.

The second edition of this book contains 32 chapters divided into 4 main sections that discuss the theoretical foundations of One Health; methods, skills and perspectives for the practice of One Health; the application of One Health in infectious and non-infectious diseases and governance and...

Author(s)
Zinsstag, J.; Schelling, E.; Crump, L.; Whittaker, M.; Tanner, M.; Stephen, C.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242577)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Elements of communicable diseases.

This chapter defines communicable disease and discusses its agents, transmission patterns, host factors (susceptibility, inherent defence mechanisms, immunity and resistance), and impact of social environment (education, resources, economics, communities and movements) and physical environment...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395245)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Conclusions: equity, distribution and planetary health.

The previous chapters have shown how, as countries develop, the health challenges faced by their populations change: from infectious disease, insufficient nutrition and childbirth challenges to non-communicable diseases linked to increased risk factors including old age, polluted environments,...

Author(s)
Cole, J.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241648)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Planetary health: human health in an era of global environmental change.

Planetary Health - the idea that human health and the health of the environment are inextricably linked - encourages the preservation and sustainability of natural systems for the benefit of human health. Drawing from disciplines such as public health, environmental science, evolutionary...

Author(s)
Cole, J.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241648)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Urbanization, climate change and malaria transmission in sub-Saharan Africa.

This chapter explores the factors leading to urban migration in Sub-Saharan Africa, the impact of climate on the behaviour of malaria vectors (Anopheles spp.) in Africa, and the effects of climate change, urbanization, urban agriculture, and human settlement, activities and lifestyle on vector...

Author(s)
Kweka, E. J.; Mazigo, H. D.; Himeidan, Y. E.; Morona, D.; Munga, S.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645377)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Climate change and urban human health.

This chapter focuses on how to use research to build a resilient city facing the hazards posed by climate change. It takes into account all the interrelationships between climate and pests in cities. It presents an overview of the scientific knowledge on urban health outcomes and their...

Author(s)
Barata, M. M. de L.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645377)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Climate change impacts on urban pests.

This book reviews the influence of climate change on urban and public pests such as mosquitoes, flies, ticks, and wood pests (such as termites), with respect to population, distribution, disease, damage and control. Consisting of 13 chapters, the book systematically addresses how the impact of...

Author(s)
Dhang, P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645377)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Impact of climate change on medically important ticks in Europe and their control.

This chapter reviews the occurrence and distribution of medically important ticks (such as Ixodes ricinus, Dermacentor reticulatus and Haemaphysalis punctata) in Europe, and discusses how these have been affected by climate change. It presents evidence of the impact of climate change on tick...

Author(s)
Gliniewicz, A.; Karbowiak, G.; Mikulak, E.; Supergan-Marwicz, M.; Królasik, A.; Myślewicz, J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645377)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Invasive species and human health.

This book, which consists of 11 chapters, highlights the major impact of invasive alien plants and animals on human health. This includes not only direct effects through contact with the species via bites, wounds and disease, but also indirect effects caused by changes induced in ecosystems by...

Author(s)
Mazza, G.; Tricarico, E.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390981)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Elements of communicable diseases.

This chapter reviews the definition and characteristics of a communicable disease. The key to any communicable disease is to think of it in terms of agent, transmission, host and environment (social and physical). These 4 components of a communicable disease are illustrated and described. This...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647425)
Type
Book chapter

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