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SARS: A case study in emerging infections

Angela McLean, Robert May, John Pattison, and Robin Weiss (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198568193
eISBN:
9780191718175
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568193.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

The sudden appearance and rapid spread of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in 2003 alerted the world to the fact that emerging infections are a global problem. Living in affluent societies ... More


The Infectiousness of Terrorist Ideology: Insights from Ecology and Epidemiology

Kevin D. Lafferty, Katherine F. Smith, and Elizabeth M. P. Madin

in Natural Security: A Darwinian Approach to a Dangerous World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520253476
eISBN:
9780520934313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253476.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter views terrorism through the lens of epidemiology, where terrorist ideology is analogous to an infectious agent of threat to global public health. It explores if and how epidemiological ... More


Infectious Disease in Schools: Prevention and Control

Harry Keyserling

in Safe and Healthy School Environments

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195179477
eISBN:
9780199864638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179477.003.0029
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

School environments provide ideal conditions for transmission of infectious diseases. This chapter discusses the prevention and control of infectious diseases in schools. Because infectious diseases ... More


Infectious Agents

NANCY E. MUELLER, BRENDA M. BIRMANN, JULIE PARSONNET, MARK H. SCHIFFMAN, and SHERRI O. STUVER

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195149616
eISBN:
9780199865062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0026
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

There is substantial evidence that infectious agents play a causal role in a variety of human malignancies. These cancers include the liver, cervix, stomach, nasopharynx, bladder, and bile duct as ... More


Dynamics of modern epidemics

Dirk Brockmann, Lars Hufnagel, and Theo Geisel

in SARS: A case study in emerging infections

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198568193
eISBN:
9780191718175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568193.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

The rapid global spread of SARS demonstrated the threat that an infectious disease poses in a closely interconnected and interdependent world. This chapter introduces a novel, probabilistic model to ... More


Hazardous Materials

Dean O. Smith

in Managing the Research University

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199793259
eISBN:
9780199896813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793259.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Biological materials such as infectious agents, recombinant DNA molecules, and genetically modified organisms can cause serious health risks if they are not contained properly. Therefore, the federal ... More


Infectious Agents

Tamar Lasky

in Epidemiologic Principles and Food Safety

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195172638
eISBN:
9780199865727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172638.003.02
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Infectious agents causing food-borne illness include bacteria, parasites, viruses, and prions. Pathogens cause illness by producing infection or by producing toxins that cause illness. This chapter ... More


How Do We Insure Security from Perceived Biological Threats?

Jonathan King

in Tactical Biopolitics: Art, Activism, and Technoscience

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042499
eISBN:
9780262271127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042499.003.0023
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The United States has diverted billions of dollars from desperately needed biomedical research and public health delivery into anti-bioterrorism programs such as Project Bioshield and the Biological ... More


Infection: With Roger Barker and Steve Wharton

James W. Fawcett, Anne E. Rosser, and Stephen B. Dunnett

in Brain Damage, Brain Repair

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523376
eISBN:
9780191724534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523376.003.0005
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques

Infectious agents can cause a host of disorders within the nervous system, from fulminant bacterial meningitis to slow viral infections that underlie some neurodegenerative conditions. This chapter ... More


US Cohorts review: The HIV Outpatient Study (HOPS) and the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS)

Frank J. Palella, Anne C. Moorman, John T. Brooks (HOPS), John Phair, Lisa Jacobson, Roger Detels, Joseph Margolick, and Charles Rinaldo (MACS)

in A Decade of HAART: The Development and Global Impact of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199225859
eISBN:
9780191723834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199225859.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter presents an overview of HIV Outpatient Study (HOPS) and Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS). HOPS is a prospective observational cohort study that was initiated in 1993 by the US ... More


Childhood Cancers

Eve Roman, Tracy Lightfoot, Susan Picton, and Sally Kinsey

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190238667
eISBN:
9780190238698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190238667.003.0059
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter addresses the wide range of histological and site-specific cancers that occur before age 25. It considers disease classifications, predisposing factors, and the epidemiology of the most ... More


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