Poliomyelitis: Emergence to Eradication

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Oxford University Press, 2006 - 734 páginas
This book is a world geography of poliomyelitis from antiquity to the present day. In the twentieth century, poliomyelitis emerged to become a global crippler and killer. But with the development of preventive vaccines in the 1950s poliomyelitis looks set to be the first disease since smallpox in 1979 to be eliminated by direct human intervention.
 

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Índice

The Nature of Poliomyelitis
24
Figures
26
United States of America
45
Figures
58
The Preepidemic History of Poliomyelitis Antiquity
61
New Worlds
128
Mainland North America
257
Mainland Europe
310
Islands
386
Introduction to Part III
431
Vaccination in the Rest of the World
469
The Global Poliomyelitis Eradication Initiative 19882008
563
Appendix
631
References
672
Index
711
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Matthew Smallman-Raynor and Andrew Cliff are Professors of Geography at Nottingham and Cambridge Universities. With Peter Haggett at the University of Bristol, they have led an interdisciplinary research group for over a quarter of a century which has worked upon the spatial diffusion of infectious diseases. Special focuses for the group have been reconstructing the processes by which diseases move from one geographical region to another, understanding the causes of epidemic waxing and waning in time and space, and the demographic consequences of disease. Together, they have written twenty research monographs and 100 scientific papers on these topics.

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