Future of Disease: Existing, Emerging, and Novel Infectious Diseases

Future of Disease: Existing, Emerging, and Novel Infectious Diseases

by David P. Clark
     
 

This is the eBook version of the printed book.

This Element is an excerpt from Germs, Genes, & Civilization: How Epidemics Shaped Who We Are Today (9780137019960) by David P. Clark. Available in print and digital formats.

A leading microbiologist objectively assesses the threat of infectious diseases — both novel and

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This is the eBook version of the printed book.

This Element is an excerpt from Germs, Genes, & Civilization: How Epidemics Shaped Who We Are Today (9780137019960) by David P. Clark. Available in print and digital formats.

A leading microbiologist objectively assesses the threat of infectious diseases — both novel and “classic”

Today, the threat from infectious disease is growing. Industrial nations are shielded by wealth and technology from the infections that assault poor nations. Yet despite the poverty, crowding, malnutrition, and lack of hygiene, Third World populations continue to rise. Are we likely to succumb to some new plague in the near future, and suffer another major population collapse?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132120234
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
04/14/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
10
File size:
0 MB

Meet the Author

David P. Clark is Professor in the Microbiology Department at Southern Illinois University. He has published 70+ articles in scientific journals, and is author of several college textbooks, including Brock Biology of Microorganisms, now in its 12th edition, Molecular Biology Made Simple and Fun, now in its Third Edition, Molecular Biology: Understanding the Genetic Revolution, and Biotechnology: Applying the Genetic Revolution. Clark earned his Ph.D. from Bristol University in 1977. His research has focused on antibiotic resistance and the genetics and regulation of bacterial fermentation.

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