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. Fighting the Previous War

Peter Baldwin

in Disease and Democracy

Published by University of California Press

Published in print May 2005 | ISBN: 9780520243507
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520940796 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520243507.003.0004
. Fighting the Previous War

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This chapter discusses the public health measures conducted by industrialized countries to control and prevent AIDS within the context of enacted laws on the reporting and control of infectious diseases. It shows the similarities and differences in the reaction of these nations and in the traditional and/or non-traditional public health approaches they have taken to conduct a surveillance of AIDS. The public health strategy conducted by Sweden and Germany (Bavaria) with regard to the AIDS epidemic is described in this chapter. Sweden and Bavaria were thus united in their decisions to apply inherited contagious disease controls to this new epidemic. This chapter also discusses the epidemiological aspects of notification, reporting and screening of AIDS, directed to both patients and physicians.

Keywords: AIDS; laws; epidemics; Sweden; Germany; infectious diseases; disease control; disease prevention; public health

Chapter.  14691 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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