Public Health and Infectious Diseases
by Davidson Hamer
Edition: 1st., 2010
Infectious diseases are a major cause of morbidity, disability, and mortality worldwide. Substantial gains have been made in public health interventions for the treatment, prevention, and control of infectious diseases during the last century. Nevertheless, in recent decades, the world
has witnessed the emergence and development of a worldwide human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) pandemic, increasing antimicrobial resistance, and the emergence of many new bacterial, fungal, parasitic, and viral pathogens, including the recent influenza A H1N1 (swine flu) pandemic.
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