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Infectious Disease in the Age of Globalization

Lance Saker, Kelley Lee and Barbara Cannito

in Globalization and Health

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9780195172997
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865659 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172997.003.0002
 Infectious Disease in the Age of Globalization

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This chapter explores the links between globalization and infectious diseases in relation to changes in four major spheres—economic, environmental, political and demographic, and technological. It highlights areas where the evidence suggests that processes of globalization have led to changes in the distribution, transmission rate, and, in some cases, management of infectious diseases.

Keywords: globalization; infectious diseases; environmental change; economic change; political change; demographic change

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Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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