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The SAGE Handbook of Environmental Change is an extensive survey of the interdisciplinary science of environmental change that examines the historic importance and future development of the field over two volumes. With over 40 chapters, the books situate key arguments and debates by examining a retrospective audit of the discipline, its changing nature and diversity of approaches, key theoretical paradigms, its resonances between sub-fields and other disciplines, and its relationships to theory, research and practice. Global in its coverage, scientific and theoretical in its approach, the books bring together an international set of respected editors and contributors to provide an exciting, timely addition to the literature on climate change.

Disease, Human and Animal Health and Environmental Change
Disease, human and animal health and environmental change
MatthewBaylisAndrew P.Morse
1 Introduction

The impact of infectious diseases of humans and animals seems as great now as it was a century ago. While many threats have disappeared or dwindled, at least in the developed world, others have arisen to take their place. Important infectious diseases of humans that have emerged in the last 30 years, for a range of reasons, include acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD), multidrug resistant tuberculosis, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), E. coli O157, avian influenza, swine flu, West Nile fever and Chikungunya (Morens et al., 2004; Jones et al., 2008). The same applies to diseases of animals; indeed, all but one of the ...

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