Infectious Disease: A Very Short Introduction - Very Short Introductions (Paperback)
  • Infectious Disease: A Very Short Introduction - Very Short Introductions (Paperback)
zoom

Infectious Disease: A Very Short Introduction - Very Short Introductions (Paperback)

(author), (author)
£7.99
Paperback 144 Pages / Published: 25/06/2015
  • In stock online

Usually despatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
As doctors and biologists have learned, to their dismay, infectious disease is a moving target: new diseases emerge every year, old diseases evolve into new forms, and ecological and socioeconomic upheavals change the transmission pathways by which disease spread. By taking an approach focused on the general evolutionary and ecological dynamics of disease, this Very Short Introduction provides a general conceptual framework for thinking about disease. Ecology and evolution provide the keys to answering the 'where', 'why', 'how', and 'what' questions about any particular infectious disease: where did it come from? How is it transmitted from one person to another, and why are some individuals more susceptible than others? What biochemical, ecological, and evolutionary strategies can be used to combat the disease? Is it more effective to block transmission at the population level, or to block infection at the individual level? Through a series of case studies, Benjamin Bolker and Marta L. Wayne introduce the major ideas of infectious disease in a clear and thoughtful way, emphasising the general principles of infection, the management of outbreaks, and the evolutionary and ecological approaches that are now central to much research about infectious disease. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199688937
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 129 g
Dimensions: 174 x 114 x 9 mm

You may also be interested in...

Basic epidemiology
Added to basket
Epidemiology for the Uninitiated
Added to basket
Oxford Handbook of Occupational Health
Added to basket
£34.99
Part-work (fascículo)
Medical Statistics Made Easy
Added to basket
Research for Health Policy
Added to basket
Introduction to Health Economics
Added to basket
Oxford Handbook of General Practice
Added to basket
£34.99
Part-work (fascículo)
The Origins of AIDS
Added to basket
Spillover
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
The Book of No One
Added to basket
Nutrition: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Six Weeks to OMG
Added to basket
Dreaming: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Mastering Public Health
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.