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SARS A case study in emerging infections

Angela. McLean Robert May; John Pattison


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  • Title:
    SARS A case study in emerging infections
  • Author: Angela. McLean
  • Robert May; John Pattison
  • Description: Contents; Contributors; List of Abbreviation; 1 Introduction; 2 Environmental and social influences on emerging infectious diseases: past, present, and future; 3 Evolutionary genetics and the emergence of SARS Coronavirus; 4 Influenza as a model system for studying the cross-species transfer and evolution of the SARS coronavirus; 5 Management and prevention of SARS in China; 6 Confronting SARS: a view from Hong Kong; 7 The aetiology of SARS: Koch's postulates fulfilled; 8 Laboratory diagnosis of SARS
    9 Animal origins of SARS Coronavirus: possible links with the international trade in small carnivores10 Epidemiology, transmission dynamics, and control of SARS: the 2002-2003 epidemic; 11 Dynamics of modern epidemics; 12 The International response to the outbreak of SARS, 2003; 13 The Experience of the 2003 SARS outbreak as a traumatic stress among frontline health-care workers in Toronto: lessons learned; 14 Informed consent and public health; 15 What have we learnt from SARS?; References; Index
    The sudden appearance and rapid spread of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in 2002 served to alert the world to the fact that emerging infections are a global problem. Living in affluent societies with well developed health care systems does not necessarily protect people from the dangers posed by life-threatening infections. The SARS epidemic tested global preparedness for dealing with a new infectious agent and raised important questions: how did we do, and what did we learn? This book uses the SARS outbreak as a case study to enumerate the generic issues that must be considered when
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Publisher: Oxford : OUP Oxford
  • Format: 1 online resource (144 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-282-33527-8;ISBN 9786612335273;ISBN 0-19-152447-6
  • Subjects: SARS (Disease) -- Epidemiology; SARS (Disease); Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome -- Epidemiology; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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