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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
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 Using a vector.

This chapter reviews the ecology, geographical distribution, life cycle, host range, and feeding and reproductive behaviour of some of the most important disease vectors such as Culex, Aedes, Anopheles, Glossina, Siphonaptera, mites, and ticks. Epidemiological data on the range of human diseases...

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

The emphasis of this chapter is skin infections. Included in the discussion for each disease are description of the organism involved, clinical features of the infection, diagnosis, transmission, incubation period, communicability, occurrence and distribution, control and prevention, treatment and...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935054)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for New and emerging diseases.

The emphasis of this chapter is new and emerging diseases. Detailed discussions on the following topics are given: the man-human connection in disease transmission; avian influenza and its implications; pox diseases; arboviruses; hospital infection and antibiotic-resistant organisms; and...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935054)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Faecal-oral diseases.

A discussion on faecal-oral diseases is presented. Details covered for each disease are the organism involved, clinical features of the infection, diagnosis, transmission, incubation period, communicability, occurrence and distribution, control and prevention, treatment and surveillance. Included...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935054)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Diseases of soil contact.

The focus of this chapter is diseases of soil contact. A description of the organism involved, clinical features of the infection, diagnosis, transmission, incubation period, communicability, occurrence and distribution, control and prevention, treatment and surveillance is given for each disease....

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935054)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Diseases of water contact.

A discussion on diseases of water contact is presented. Details covered for each disease are the organism involved, clinical features of the infection, diagnosis, transmission, incubation period, communicability, occurrence and distribution, control and prevention, treatment and surveillance....

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935054)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Respiratory diseases and other airborne-transmitted infections.

The focus of this chapter is respiratory diseases and other airborne infections. A description of the organism involved, clinical features of the infection, diagnosis, transmission, incubation period, communicability, occurrence and distribution, control and prevention, treatment and surveillance...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935054)
Type
Book chapter