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Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseasespathogen control and public health management in low-income countries$
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Benjamin Roche, Hélène Broutin, and Frédéric Simard

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198789833

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198789833.001.0001

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Infectious diseases in low-income countries: where are we now?

Infectious diseases in low-income countries: where are we now?

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(p.1) Chapter 1 Infectious diseases in low-income countries: where are we now?
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Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases
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Benjamin Roche

Thierry Baldet

Simard Frédéric

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198789833.003.0001

It is widely documented that infectious diseases have a very deep impact on numerous human populations. While public health campaigns have achieved spectacular successes, they do not appear to be evenly distributed throughout the world. Indeed, although many infectious diseases have been eliminated in the Western world, deadly pathogens are still spreading in many low-income countries. This chapter aims to describe the current epidemiological situations, reviewing control strategies and the progress that has been made in the fight against major human pathogens with the strongest impact in low-income countries. This chapter, therefore, introduces most of the pathogens that will be discussed in the book, and it describes why some epidemiological situations improved for some diseases more than for others.

Keywords:   infectious disease burden, public health strategies, low-income countries, deadly pathogens, current epidemiological situations

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