Do Infectious Diseases Pose a Threat

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Greenhaven Press's At Issue series provides a wide range of opinions on individual social issues. Each volume focuses on a specific issue and offers a variety of perspectives-eyewitness accounts, governmental views, scientific analysis, newspaper and magazine accounts, and many more-to illuminate the issue. Extensive bibliographies and annotated lists of relevant organizations point to sources for further research. Enhancing critical thinking skills, each At Issue volume is an excellent research tool to help readers understand current social issues and prepare reports.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737742947
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 4/3/2009
  • Series: At Issue Series: Health
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 15 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 The Threat of Infectious Diseases: An Overview Anthony S. Fauci Nancy A. Touchette Gregory K. Folkers 12

2 The World Is at Risk for an Influenza Pandemic Roche Laboratories 22

3 The United States Is Prepared for an Influenza Pandemic Michael O. Leavitt 29

4 Avian Influenza Is a Threat to College Campuses Susan Gurevitz 34

5 Computers Can Predict and Prevent Epidemics Kim Krisberg 41

6 Travelers Risk Contracting Infectious Diseases Jakki May 48

7 Airports Can Handle the Threat of Passenger-Borne Infectious Diseases Thomas P. Nolan 57

8 Vaccinations Prevent Infectious Diseases Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 63

9 Vaccinations Harm Children Barbara Loe Fisher 72

10 Low Adult Immunization Rates Increase the Risk for Infectious Disease Jennifer Corrigan 81

11 Drug-Resistant Infectious Diseases Are a Serious Threat Amy Gillentine 86

12 Hospitals Can Reduce the Threat of Infectious Disease Institute for Healthcare Improvement 91

13 Climate Change Increases the Threat of Infectious Diseases Amy Greer Victoria Ng David Fisman 101

14 Public Health Systems Are Ready for Diseases Caused by Climate Change Julie L. Gerberding 110

15 Public Health Systems Are Not Prepared for the Challenges of Climate Change John Balbus 116

Organizations to Contact 125

Bibliography 131

Index 138

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