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The Politics of Emerging and Resurgent Infectious Diseases - Jim Whitman

The Politics of Emerging and Resurgent Infectious Diseases

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The ancient scourge of infectious diseases will accompany humanity into the twenty-first century - not as a fading shadow from the past, but as a looming spectre. Despite the advances of scientific research and medicine, familar diseases such as tuberculosis and malaria are worsening, while HIV/AIDS is but one of a number of new and deadly diseases which threaten communities throughout the world. Together with the resurgence of diseases once thought to have been 'conquered', the human costs and social impications have begun to engage a diverse range of practitioners and scholars. The premise behind this collection of distinguished essays is that the causal relations, impacts and consequences of this disturbing trend are as much political as medical or scientific. In the face of globalizing trends which make 'health for all' a necessary aspiration rather than a slogan, this examination of the importance of political acts and omissions in preventing and dealing with infectious disease, is both timely and important.

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Notes on the Contributorsp. x
Abbreviationsp. xii
Political Processes and Infectious Diseasesp. 1
Poverty, Development, Population Movements and Healthp. 15
Case Studies of Infectious Disease Outbreaks in Cities: Emerging Factors and Policy Issuesp. 39
The Role of International Law in the Control of Emerging Infectious Diseasesp. 62
The Political Causes and Solutions of the Current Tuberculosis Epidemicp. 86
Refugees and Migrantsp. 110
The HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Public Policies and Possessive Individualismp. 130
Technological Change and Future Biological Warfarep. 147
Non-Medical Aspects of Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases: Maximum Protection with Minimal Disruptionp. 170
Challenges to the World Health Organizationp. 178
Knowledge, Information and Intergovernmental Cooperationp. 200
Surveillance, Eradication and Control: Successes and Failuresp. 213
Indexp. 220
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ISBN: 9780333691274
ISBN-10: 033369127X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 223
Published: 25th July 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 12.7  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1