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Author Drexler, Madeline, 1954- author.

Title What you need to know about infectious disease / Madeline Drexler with the Institute of Medicine and the National Academies' Office of Communications.

Published Washington, D.C. : The National Academies Press, [2010]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (1 PDF file (44 pages)) : illustrations
Series NCBI BookShelf
Notes Title from PDF cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents How infection works -- Disease threats -- Global challenges -- Prevention and treatment -- A look ahead.
Summary About a quarter of deaths worldwide--many of them children--are caused by infectious organisms. The World Health Organization reports that new infectious diseases are continuing to emerge and familiar ones are appearing in new locations around the globe. What's behind this trend? How can invisible organisms cause such harm? And to what extent has human behavior amplified the problem? What You Need to Know About Infectious Disease provides an overview of infectious disease, drawing on reports of the Institute of Medicine. Written for a general audience, it describes the biology, history, and future trends of some of the world's most widespread and harmful infections and explains what we need to do--as individuals and as a society--to address this global challenge.
Other author Institute of Medicine (U.S.)
National Academies (U.S.). Office of Communications.
National Library of Medicine issuing body.
Subject Communicable diseases -- Popular works.
Emerging infectious diseases -- Popular works.
Epidemics -- Popular works.
Popular Works.
Electronic books.
Popular works.
ISBN 9780309161398