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Infectious Diseases: A Geographical Analysis: Emergence and Re-emergence

A. D. Cliff, M.R. Smallman-Raynor, P. Haggett, D.F. Stroup, and S.B. Thacker

Abstract

The last four decades of human history have seen the emergence of an unprecedented number of 'new' infectious diseases: the familiar roll call includes AIDS, Ebola, H5N1 influenza, hantavirus, hepatitis E, Lassa fever, legionnaires' and Lyme diseases, Marburg fever, Rift Valley fever, SARS, and West Nile. The outbreaks range in scale from global pandemics that have brought death and misery to millions, through to self-limiting outbreaks of mainly local impact. Some outbreaks have erupted explosively but have already faded away; some grumble along or continue to devastate as now persistent feat ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199244737
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199244737.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

A. D. Cliff, author

M.R. Smallman-Raynor, author

P. Haggett, author

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