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Population Mobility and Infectious Disease: Perspectives on Population, Migration and Disease

Population Mobility and Infectious Disease: Perspectives on Population, Migration and Disease

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ISBN: 9781441942944    Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc. Year of publishing: 2010     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 344        
This book explores the complex roles of mobile, transient, and displaced populations in the worldwide spread of disease. While biomedical events cause disease, social forces such as poverty and marginalization...Read more
This book explores the complex roles of mobile, transient, and displaced populations in the worldwide spread of disease. While biomedical events cause disease, social forces such as poverty and marginalization magnify them by giving them opportunities to take hold. From Katrina to Darfur, and from influenza to AIDS, an expert panel of health and social scientists brings the social context of epidemics into clear focus.
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About the author:
Yorghos Apostolopoulos, Ph.D., is Associate Clinical Professor of Social Epidemiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA and Visiting... Read more
Yorghos Apostolopoulos, Ph.D., is Associate Clinical Professor of Social Epidemiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA and Visiting Associate Professor of Medical Sociology, University of Athens School of Health Sciences, Athens, Attica, Greece. Sevil Sonmez, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA and Associate Professor of Management, Cyprus College School of Business, Engomi, Nicosia, Cyprus.
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From the foreword: "At a point of history where the only constant is the endless and growing movement of populations, in both frequency and numbers, Population Mobility and Infectious Disease...Read more
From the foreword: "At a point of history where the only constant is the endless and growing movement of populations, in both frequency and numbers, Population Mobility and Infectious Disease brings to the fore a long-overdue comprehensive work of prime value for students, researchers, and practitioners." Janet Hatcher Roberts, Dr., Director, Migration Health Department, Geneva, Switzerland
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