The Changing Face of Disease: Implications for Society


Disease is an ever-present threat faced by all human societies. This book addresses four areas that reflect our understanding of disease: its evolution, its implications for human societies, its ecology, and our response to it. Topics such as epidemiological transition, mathematical modeling of disease evolution, parasitic disease, urban pollution and illness, and under-nutrition and obesity are all examined with a goal of widening the reader's holistic view of disease at the beginning of the 21st century. Contributions to the book have been made by experts from a diverse range of disciplines resulting in a synthesis of theory, opinion, and comment that is both absorbing and thought provoking.

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