Catalogue


What you need to know about infectious disease [electronic resource] /
Madeline Drexler with the Institute of Medicine and the National Academies' Office of Communications.
imprint
Washington, D.C. : The National Academies Press, [2010]
description
1 online resource (1 PDF file (44 pages)) : illustrations
ISBN
9780309161398
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Book
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imprint
Washington, D.C. : The National Academies Press, [2010]
isbn
9780309161398
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
Title from PDF cover.
abstract
About a quarter of deaths worldwide--many of them children--are caused by infectious organisms. The World Health Organization reports that new infectious diseases are continuing to emerge and familiar ones are appearing in new locations around the globe. What's behind this trend? How can invisible organisms cause such harm? And to what extent has human behavior amplified the problem? What You Need to Know About Infectious Disease provides an overview of infectious disease, drawing on reports of the Institute of Medicine. Written for a general audience, it describes the biology, history, and future trends of some of the world's most widespread and harmful infections and explains what we need to do--as individuals and as a society--to address this global challenge.
catalogue key
11513875
 
Includes bibliographical references.

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