Oceans and Health: Pathogens in the Marine Environment

  • Shimshon Belkin
  • Rita R. Colwell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Colin B. Munn
    Pages 1-28
  3. Janelle R. Thompson, Luisa A. Marcelino, Martin F. Polz
    Pages 29-68
  4. Lester W. Sinton
    Pages 69-92
  5. Yael Rozen, Shimshon Belkin
    Pages 93-107
  6. Albert Bosch, F. Xavier Abad, Rosa M. Pintó
    Pages 109-131
  7. Charles P. Gerba
    Pages 133-142
  8. Ronald Fayer, James M. Trout
    Pages 143-163
  9. Jan Landsberg, Fran Van Dolah, Gregory Doucette
    Pages 165-215
  10. Carla Pruzzo, Anwar Huq, Rita R. Colwell, Gianfranco Donelli
    Pages 217-252
  11. James D. Oliver
    Pages 253-276
  12. Firdausi Qadri, Nandini Roy Chowdhury, Yoshifumi Takeda, G. Balakrish Nair
    Pages 277-295
  13. Rita R. Colwell
    Pages 297-305
  14. Maria del Mar Lleò, Caterina Signoretto, Pietro Canepari
    Pages 307-330
  15. M. Pommepuy, D. Hervio-Heath, M. P. Caprais, M. Gourmelon, J. C. Le Saux, F. Le Guyader
    Pages 331-359
  16. Iddya Karunasagar, Indrani Karunasagar
    Pages 361-371
  17. Brian Austin
    Pages 391-413
  18. E. Rosenberg, Y. Barash
    Pages 415-430
  19. Jeffrey M. Lotz, Robin M. Overstreet, D. Jay Grimes
    Pages 431-451
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 453-464

About this book


The importance of combating infectious diseases has received international attention, p- viding the opportunity for a multidisciplinary approach that combines medicine with other scienti?candtechnologicalcapabilities,notablyinformationtechnology,nanotechnology,and biotechnology. In fact, it has been predicted that the future will bring a merging of these te- nologies with the cognitive and behavioral sciences—major forces that have the potential to balancetheworld’sinequities.Thescienti?ccommunityandworldleadersmustworktogether to use knowledge and its applications to improve the condition of the planet. The connection between infectious diseases and the oceans provides a paradigm for this perspective. A stark global context indisputably frames all human health issues in the twenty-?rst century: the world wide movement of people and goods. Throughout the past half century, international travel has skyrocketed; there are more than 500 million international arrivals per year. The greatest increase has taken place since the mid-1990s. The world has become integrated and global; consequently, the notion that it is possible to successfully eradicate a disease from the face of the planet has become simplistic. Infectious disease is a moving target and climate shifts will affect any disease that has an environmentally sensitive stage or vector. Recognizingsignalsfromclimatemodelsandincorporatingthemintohealthmeasurescanp- videnewopportunitiesforproactive—ratherthanreactive—approachestopublichealth.Thus, careful attention to the role of the oceans in human health can offer new avenues of research that will provide new means of predicting and preventing those diseases that are rooted in the environment. In this volume, pathogens in the sea are reviewed by Colin Munn, who provides a broader perspective for the topic of pathogenic microorganisms associated with the world oceans.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Shimshon Belkin
    • 1
  • Rita R. Colwell
    • 2
  1. 1.Hebrew University of JerusalemJerusalemIsrael
  2. 2.University of MarylandCollege ParkMaryland

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