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Title Population dynamics and infectious diseases in Asia / editors, Adrian C. Sleigh [and others]
Published Singapore ; Hackensack, N.J. : World Scientific, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 443 pages) : illustrations
Contents Cover -- Contents -- Contributors -- Preface -- INTRODUCTION -- 1. Transdisciplinary Approaches to Population Dynamics and Infectious Diseases in Asia -- FRAMEWORKS FOR UNDERSTANDING POPULATION DYNAMICS AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES IN ASIA -- 2. Ecological and Social Influences on Emergence and Resurgence of Infectious Diseases -- 3. Landscape Epidemiology and Migration: Insights and Problems at Several Scales for Transmissible Diseases -- 4. Water Dams and Infection: Asian Challenges -- 5. The Impact of Imported Infection -- 6. Demographic and Epidemiological Transitions in Asia: Comparative Health Policies for Emerging Infectious Diseases -- DEVELOPMENT AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES IN ASIA -- 7. Control of Infectious Diseases and Rising Life Expectancy in Shanghai: 1950-2003 -- 8. Social Change and Infectious Diseases in Northern Mountain Vietnam -- 9. NGOs and the Re-Organisation of "Community Development" in Northern Thailand: Mediating the Flows of People Living with HIV and AIDS -- 10. HIV/AIDS in Singapore: State Policies Social Norms and Civil Society Action -- POPULATION MOBILITY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES IN ASIA -- 11. Cultivating the Market: Mobility Labour and Sexual Exchange in Northwest Laos -- 12. Household Poverty Off-farm Migration and Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Rural Henan China -- 13. Migration Gender and STD Risk: A Case Study of Female Temporary Migrants in Southwestern China -- 14. The Hajj Pilgrimage: Public Health Consequences of the Largest People Mass Movement -- COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES ON SARS IN ASIA -- 15. Epidemiology of Emerging Infectious Diseases in Singapore with Special Reference to SARS -- 16. Probable Roles of Bio-Aerosol Dispersion in the SARS Outbreak in Amoy Gardens Hong Kong -- 17. Discourse of "Othering" During the SARS Outbreak in Taiwan: A News Analysis -- 18. Risk Perception and Coping Responses in a SARS Outbreak in Malaysia -- 19. A Defining Moment Defining a Moment: Making SARS History in Singapore -- 20. SARS and China's Rural Migrant Labour: Roots of a Governance Crisis -- DRAWING LESSONS FROM THE PAST TO RESPOND TO FUTURE CHALLENGES -- 21. Avian Flu: One More Infection Challenge from Asia -- Index
Summary Initially stimulated by a scholarly workshop convened in Singapore in late 2004, and written over the subsequent 18 months, this volume considers the potentially lethal pattern of infectious disease emergence in Asia. It studies linkages to changes in patterns of human activity, including but not limited to shifts in the distribution and concentration of human settlements and the patterns of movement within and between them. It explores the causes and consequences of infectious agents in the region historically and examines such newly emergent natural biological threats as SARS and avian influ
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Communicable diseases -- Asia -- Congresses.
Population biology -- Asia -- Congresses.
SARS (Disease) -- Asia -- Congresses.
Communicable Diseases.
Population Dynamics.
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome.
Genre/Form Congress.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Sleigh, Adrian.
ISBN 9789812773395 (electronic bk.)
9812773398 (electronic bk.)