Geography, ecology and emerging infectious diseases.

@article{Mayer2000GeographyEA,
  title={Geography, ecology and emerging infectious diseases.},
  author={Jonathan D. Mayer},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={50 7-8},
  pages={
          937-52
        }
}
Emerging infectious diseases are the focus of increased attention and even alarm in the scholarly and popular literature. The emergence of new diseases and the resurgence of older and previously recognized infectious diseases both in developing and developed country poses challenges for understanding the ecological web of causation, including social, economic, environmental and biological components. This paper is a synthesis of the major characteristics of emerging diseases, in an… CONTINUE READING
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