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2. Smallpox

2. Smallpox  

Christian W. McMillen

in Pandemics: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
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9780190625214
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10.1093/actrade/9780199340071.003.0003
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The world was declared smallpox-free in 1980, but this endemic and pandemic disease had killed hundreds of millions of people over the preceding millennium. Smallpox was first described in ... More
6. Tropical and international public health

6. Tropical and international public health  

Virginia Berridge

in Public Health: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2016
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Jul 2016
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9780191785481
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10.1093/actrade/9780199688463.003.0006
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‘Tropical and international public health’ considers the establishment of tropical public health tied to colonial concerns before World War I; the influence of missionary medicine; and ... More
1. What is public health?

1. What is public health?  

Virginia Berridge

in Public Health: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2016
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9780191785481
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10.1093/actrade/9780199688463.003.0001
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‘What is public health?’ explains that public health is a very broad concept with changing or varying definitions over time and in different countries. In its narrowest sense, it refers to ... More
1. What is governance?

1. What is governance?  

Mark Bevir

in Governance: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778209
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10.1093/actrade/9780199606412.003.0001
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How does governance differ from government? ‘What is governance?’ considers how the meaning of the term governance has evolved along with our understanding of the role of the state in ... More
4. Emerging virus infectionsVertebrate-Transmitted Viruses

4. Emerging virus infections: Vertebrate-Transmitted Viruses  

Dorothy H. Crawford

in Viruses: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Mar 2018
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Mar 2018
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9780191848520
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10.1093/actrade/9780198811718.003.0005
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The term ‘emerging virus infection’ refers to both the emergence of an infectious disease caused by a virus that is new to the species it infects, and to a re-emerging infection, meaning ... More
6. Human security and development

6. Human security and development  

Christopher S. Browning

in International Security: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2013
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Oct 2013
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9780191779930
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10.1093/actrade/9780199668533.003.0006
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More expansive definitions of human security suggest that, although violent conflicts and their effects are important, far more people's lives are blighted by poverty, hunger, disease, and ... More
Epilogue

Epilogue  

Christian W. McMillen

in Pandemics: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2016
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10.1093/actrade/9780199340071.003.0009
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There will be more pandemics. A pandemic might come from an old, familiar foe such as influenza or might emerge from a new source—a zoonosis that makes its way into humans, perhaps. The ... More
4. Living: here and there

4. Living: here and there  

Philip N. Jefferson

in Poverty: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2018
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Jul 2018
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9780191785078
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10.1093/actrade/9780198716471.003.0004
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What it means to live in poverty depends on where in the world you are. Developed countries have their own brand of poverty that differs qualitatively from that in the developing world. ... More
Governance: A Very Short Introduction

Governance: A Very Short Introduction  

Mark Bevir

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Oct 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778209
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10.1093/actrade/9780199606412.001.0001
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Governance: A Very Short Introduction explains the main theories of governance and their impact in the corporate, public, and global spheres. The many uses of the term ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Christian W. McMillen

in Pandemics: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2016
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9780190625214
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What are pandemics? The National Institutes of Health proposed pandemics must meet eight criteria: wide geographic extension, disease movement, high attack rates and explosiveness, minimal ... More
1. What is epidemiology?

1. What is epidemiology?  

Rodolfo Saracci

in Epidemiology: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777257
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10.1093/actrade/9780199543335.003.0001
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9780199543335
Epidemiology is defined as the study of all aspects of health at the level of population. Its scope includes the description of how diseases and, more generally, health-related conditions ... More
2. Measuring health and disease

2. Measuring health and disease  

Rodolfo Saracci

in Epidemiology: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777257
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10.1093/actrade/9780199543335.003.0002
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For the purpose of epidemiological study, a disease can be defined either by creating a definition and regarding as cases the subjects that fit it or by accepting as cases those subjects ... More
5. Public health

5. Public health  

Paul Slack

in Plague: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777998
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10.1093/actrade/9780199589548.003.0005
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‘Public health’ looks at the measures taken by governments to protect the public from epidemics. By the end of the fifteenth century, basic defence mechanisms and the rationale of plague ... More
2. Current challenges

2. Current challenges  

Virginia Berridge

in Public Health: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2016
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Jul 2016
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9780191785481
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10.1093/actrade/9780199688463.003.0002
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What is the overall context within which public health is operating? What has been happening to the health of the public? ‘Current challenges’ considers the many challenges facing public ... More
Epidemiology: A Very Short Introduction

Epidemiology: A Very Short Introduction  

Rodolfo Saracci

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Feb 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777257
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10.1093/actrade/9780199543335.001.0001
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Epidemiology: A Very Short Introduction explains what epidemiology is and its importance to the discovery, control, and prevention of disease in world populations. It looks at ... More
7. HIV/AIDS

7. HIV/AIDS  

Christian W. McMillen

in Pandemics: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
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9780190625214
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10.1093/actrade/9780199340071.003.0008
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HIV/AIDS had been percolating in central Africa since the early twentieth century, but it appeared in its now recognizable form in the spring of 1981. Doctors in America spotted a strange ... More
6. Cross-border institutions and systems

6. Cross-border institutions and systems  

Alexander C. Diener and Joshua Hagen

in Borders: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365791
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10.1093/actrade/9780199731503.003.0006
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9780199731503
Cross-border institutions and systems are more important now than they have ever been. There are a number of issues that aren't subject to border controls: the environment, public health, ... More
7. Present and future in the light of history

7. Present and future in the light of history  

Virginia Berridge

in Public Health: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2016
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9780191785481
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10.1093/actrade/9780199688463.003.0007
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‘Present and future in the light of history’ outlines some possibilities for future public health and discusses some emergent as well as long-standing issues. A 2015 enquiry showed that ... More
5. The drivers

5. The drivers  

Sarah Harper

in Demography: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2018
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May 2018
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9780191792724
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10.1093/actrade/9780198725732.003.0005
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9780198725732
The size, growth, density, distribution, and age structure or composition of a population is broadly dependent on three drivers: fertility (numbers of births), mortality (number of deaths), ... More
1. Adolescence as a life stage

1. Adolescence as a life stage  

Peter K. Smith

in Adolescence: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2016
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May 2016
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9780191785245
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10.1093/actrade/9780199665563.003.0001
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9780199665563
Adolescence is a period of transition between life as a child and life as an adult. The World Health Organization defines it as from ages 10 to 19. Biologically, entrance into adolescence ... More

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