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Emergence of infectious diseases

JUST PUBLISHED - From SARS to avian influenza, Ebola virus and MERS-CoV, infectious diseases have received increasing attention in recent decades from scientists, risk managers, the media and the general public. What explains the constant emergence of infectious diseases? What are the related challenges?

Published on 03 April 2020

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In five chapters, experts from different scientific fields analyse the ecological, social, institutional and political dynamics associated with emerging infectious diseases. This book discusses how the concepts, scientific results and action plans of international or governmental organizations are constructed and coordinated.

In clear straightforward language, this book explores the continuities and discontinuities that occur with emerging infectious diseases, both in terms of collective action and in our relationship to the biological world.

1st edition. Editors Serge Morand (CNRS, CIRAD), Muriel Figuié (CIRAD). Published on 3 April 2018


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Foreword by Frédéric Keck, Anthropologist, CNRS
Chapter 1. Biogeography and the ecology of emerging infectious diseases
Serge Morand
Chapter 2. From emergence to emergences – a focus on pandemic influenza
Nathalie Brender, Claude Gilbert
Chapter 3. Future as a moving target United States, CBRN risk and the scenario planning method: 1995–2008
Patrick Zylberman
Chapter 4. Collective action in response to emerging zoonotic diseases
Muriel Figuié
Chapter 5. Surveillance of emerging diseases: challenges and contradictions
François Roger

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