How Infectious Diseases Spread

How Infectious Diseases Spread

by David Clark
     
 

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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.

Infectious microorganisms: They

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This is the eBook version of the printed book. If the print book includes a CD-ROM, this content is not included within the eBook version.

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.

Infectious microorganisms: They're history's worst killer-and still more dangerous than you think.

Infectious diseases from microorganisms have caused the most deaths by far throughout recorded human history. In this respect, our own age is peculiar. Thanks to modern technology, we mostly live long enough to worry about heart disease and cancer. But throughout history, most people met their end from infections caused by microorganisms, and this is still true for some Third World countries....

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132102346
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
04/30/2010
Series:
FTPress Executive Briefs Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
7
File size:
226 KB

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 3rd 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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