Social and environmental risk factors in the emergence of infectious diseases
Fifty years ago, the age-old scourge of infectious disease was receding in the developed world in response to improved public health measures, while the advent of antibiotics, better vaccines, insecticides and improved surveillance held the promise of eradicating residual problems. By the late twentieth century, however, an increase in the emergence and reemergence of infectious diseases was evident in many parts of the world. This upturn looms as the fourth major transition in human-microbe...[Show more]
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