Emerging Infectious Diseases and Society

  • Authors
  • Peter Washer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
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    Pages 20-44
  3. Peter Washer
    Pages 86-107
  4. Peter Washer
    Pages 108-126
  5. Peter Washer
    Pages 127-147
  6. Peter Washer
    Pages 148-168
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 169-191

About this book


In the 1970s it seemed infectious diseases had been conquered, but today global epidemics seem to pose a new, more sinister, threat. This fascinating study explores these new infectious diseases, such as Swine Flu, SARS and AIDS, and the re-emergence of old threats, and discusses their role in society.


Disease infection antibiotics vaccine medicine illness society AIDS emerging infectious globalization infectious infectious disease infectious diseases poverty

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230277182
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2010
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social Sciences Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-30682-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-27718-2
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