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3. Malaria

3. Malaria  

Christian W. McMillen

in Pandemics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
eISBN: 
9780190625214
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199340071.003.0004
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9780199340071
Malaria originated in Africa and is caused by an infection with the plasmodium protozoan. Five types have infected humans; Plasmodium falciparum is the most lethal and is responsible for ... More
2. Transmission at different scales

2. Transmission at different scales  

Marta L. Wayne and Benjamin M. Bolker

in Infectious Disease: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2015
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Jun 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785276
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199688937.003.0002
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9780199688937
The term ‘transmission’ defines infectious disease. Respiratory viruses such as influenza are airborne; diseases such as HIV and hepatitis are transmitted through direct, usually sexual, ... More
6. Malaria

6. Malaria  

Marta L. Wayne and Benjamin M. Bolker

in Infectious Disease: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2015
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Jun 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785276
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199688937.003.0006
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9780199688937
Malaria is transmitted to humans through various species of Anopheles mosquitoes. In this century malaria rarely reaches out of the tropics, being limited by the ecological niche of its ... More
7. Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis

7. Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis  

Marta L. Wayne and Benjamin M. Bolker

in Infectious Disease: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2015
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Jun 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785276
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199688937.003.0007
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9780199688937
Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) is a fungal pathogen that infects many different amphibian species, driving some of them to extinction. ‘Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis’ ... More
Algebra: A Very Short Introduction

Algebra: A Very Short Introduction  

Peter M. Higgins

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2015
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Oct 2015
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9780191797644
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198732822.001.0001
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book
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9780198732822
Algebra marked the beginning of modern mathematics, moving it beyond arithmetic, which involves calculations featuring given numbers, to problems in which some quantities are unknown. Now, ... More
10. Vector spaces

10. Vector spaces  

Peter M. Higgins

in Algebra: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2015
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Oct 2015
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9780191797644
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198732822.003.0010
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9780198732822
‘Vector spaces’ discusses the algebra of vector spaces, which are abelian groups with an additional scalar multiplication by a field. Every finite abelian group is the direct product of ... More
Infectious Disease: A Very Short Introduction

Infectious Disease: A Very Short Introduction  

Marta Wayne and Benjamin Bolker

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2015
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Jun 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785276
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199688937.001.0001
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book
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9780199688937
Infectious disease is a moving target: new diseases emerge every year, old diseases evolve into new forms, and ecological and socioeconomic upheavals change the transmission pathways by ... More
1. Introduction

1. Introduction  

Marta L. Wayne and Benjamin M. Bolker

in Infectious Disease: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2015
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Jun 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785276
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199688937.003.0001
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9780199688937
The ‘Introduction’ explains what infectious diseases are: diseases that are transmitted from one person to another. For most of human history, diseases could only be controlled at the ... More
8. Looking ahead

8. Looking ahead  

Marta L. Wayne and Benjamin M. Bolker

in Infectious Disease: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2015
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Jun 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785276
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199688937.003.0008
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9780199688937
‘Looking ahead’ shows how our understanding of disease ecology and evolution has revolutionized disease management. By developing transmission control strategies to close the encounter ... More
6. Genomics and the microbial world

6. Genomics and the microbial world  

John Archibald

in Genomics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2018
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Mar 2018
eISBN: 
9780191827877
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198786207.003.0006
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ISBN: 
9780198786207
Together, molecular biology and genomics have made it possible to explore the diversity and ecology of the 99 per cent of microbes that cannot be cultured in laboratories. ‘Genomics and the ... More

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