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The Resource Microbial threats to health : emergence, detection, and response, Mark S. Smolinski, Margaret A. Hamburg, and Joshua Lederberg, editors ; Committee on Emerging Microbial Threats to Health in the 21st Century, Board on Global Health, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

Microbial threats to health : emergence, detection, and response, Mark S. Smolinski, Margaret A. Hamburg, and Joshua Lederberg, editors ; Committee on Emerging Microbial Threats to Health in the 21st Century, Board on Global Health, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

Label
Microbial threats to health : emergence, detection, and response
Title
Microbial threats to health
Title remainder
emergence, detection, and response
Statement of responsibility
Mark S. Smolinski, Margaret A. Hamburg, and Joshua Lederberg, editors ; Committee on Emerging Microbial Threats to Health in the 21st Century, Board on Global Health, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Infectious diseases are a global hazard that puts every nation and every person at risk. The recent SARS outbreak is a prime example. Knowing neither geographic nor political borders, often arriving silently and lethally, microbial pathogens constitute a grave threat to the health of humans. Indeed, a majority of countries recently identified the spread of infectious disease as the greatest global problem they confront. Throughout history, humans have struggled to control both the causes and consequences of infectious diseases and will continue to do so into the foreseeable future. Following up on a high-profile 1992 report from the Institute of Medicine, Microbial Threats to Health examines the current state of knowledge and policy pertaining to emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases from around the globe. It examines the spectrum of microbial threats, factors in disease emergence, and the ultimate capacity of the United States to meet the challenges posed by microbial threats to human health. From the impact of war or technology on disease emergence to the development of enhanced disease surveillance and vaccine strategies," Microbial Threats to Health contains valuable information for researchers, students, health care providers, policymakers, public health officials, and the interested public
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
614.5/7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
RA643.5
LC item number
.M53 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2003 M-354
  • WA 110
NLM item number
M626 2003
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Smolinski, Mark S
  • Hamburg, Margaret A
  • Lederberg, Joshua
  • Institute of Medicine (U.S.)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Communicable diseases
  • Public health
  • Epidemiology
  • Communicable Diseases, Emerging
  • Communicable Disease Control
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Public Health
  • Public Health Practice
  • Medicine
  • Infection
  • Environment and Public Health
  • Health Occupations
  • Bacterial Infections and Mycoses
  • Disease
  • Disciplines and Occupations
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • Communicable diseases
  • Public health
  • United States
  • Microbiologie
  • Detectie
  • Immuunreacties
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Public Health
  • Health & Biological Sciences
Label
Microbial threats to health : emergence, detection, and response, Mark S. Smolinski, Margaret A. Hamburg, and Joshua Lederberg, editors ; Committee on Emerging Microbial Threats to Health in the 21st Century, Board on Global Health, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1 INTRODUCTION -- 2 SPECTRUM OF MICROBIAL THREATS -- The Global Burden of AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, 25 -- Emerging Infectious Diseases, 32 -- Antimicrobial-Resistant Infections, 32 -- Chronic Diseases with Infectious Etiology, 41 -- Microbes Intentionally Used for Harm, 46 -- 3 FACTORS IN EMERGENCE -- Microbial Adaptation and Change, 53 -- Human Susceptibility to Infection, 60 -- Climate and Weather, 64 -- Changing Ecosystems, 67 -- Economic Development and Land Use, 75 -- Human Demographics and Behavior, 78 -- Technology and Industry, 88 -- International Travel and Commerce, 97 -- Breakdown of Public Health Measures, 107 -- Poverty and Social Inequality, 121 -- War and Famine, 125 -- Lack of Political Will, 127 -- Intent to Harm, 130 -- A Case in Point: Influenza-We Are Unprepared, 136 -- 4 ADDRESSING THE THREATS: CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS -- Enhancing Global Response Capacity, 149 -- Improving Global Infectious Disease Surveillance, 154 -- Rebuilding Domestic Public Health Capacity, 159 -- Improving Domestic Surveillance Through Better Disease Reporting, 163 -- Exploring Innovative Systems of Surveillance, 170 -- Developing and Using Diagnostics, 174 -- Educating and Training the Microbial Threat Workforce, 181 -- Vaccine Development and Production, 184 -- Need for New Antimicrobial Drugs, 190 -- Inappropriate Use of Antimicrobials, 204 -- Vector-borne and Zoonotic Disease Control, 209 -- Comprehensive Infectious Disease Research Agenda, 220 -- Interdisciplinary Infectious Disease Centers, 222
Control code
53981415
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxviii, 367 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309507301
Lccn
2003008754
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)53981415
Label
Microbial threats to health : emergence, detection, and response, Mark S. Smolinski, Margaret A. Hamburg, and Joshua Lederberg, editors ; Committee on Emerging Microbial Threats to Health in the 21st Century, Board on Global Health, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1 INTRODUCTION -- 2 SPECTRUM OF MICROBIAL THREATS -- The Global Burden of AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, 25 -- Emerging Infectious Diseases, 32 -- Antimicrobial-Resistant Infections, 32 -- Chronic Diseases with Infectious Etiology, 41 -- Microbes Intentionally Used for Harm, 46 -- 3 FACTORS IN EMERGENCE -- Microbial Adaptation and Change, 53 -- Human Susceptibility to Infection, 60 -- Climate and Weather, 64 -- Changing Ecosystems, 67 -- Economic Development and Land Use, 75 -- Human Demographics and Behavior, 78 -- Technology and Industry, 88 -- International Travel and Commerce, 97 -- Breakdown of Public Health Measures, 107 -- Poverty and Social Inequality, 121 -- War and Famine, 125 -- Lack of Political Will, 127 -- Intent to Harm, 130 -- A Case in Point: Influenza-We Are Unprepared, 136 -- 4 ADDRESSING THE THREATS: CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS -- Enhancing Global Response Capacity, 149 -- Improving Global Infectious Disease Surveillance, 154 -- Rebuilding Domestic Public Health Capacity, 159 -- Improving Domestic Surveillance Through Better Disease Reporting, 163 -- Exploring Innovative Systems of Surveillance, 170 -- Developing and Using Diagnostics, 174 -- Educating and Training the Microbial Threat Workforce, 181 -- Vaccine Development and Production, 184 -- Need for New Antimicrobial Drugs, 190 -- Inappropriate Use of Antimicrobials, 204 -- Vector-borne and Zoonotic Disease Control, 209 -- Comprehensive Infectious Disease Research Agenda, 220 -- Interdisciplinary Infectious Disease Centers, 222
Control code
53981415
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxviii, 367 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309507301
Lccn
2003008754
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)53981415

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