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Unit 5: Emerging Infectious Diseases
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Black, J. G. 2002. Microbiology - Principles and explorations. 5th ed. New York: John Wiley and Sons.
A readable college-level microbiology text that focuses on health-related topics.

Garrett, L. 1994. The coming plague - Newly emerging diseases in a world out of balance. New York: Penguin Books.
Details the stories of those involved in outbreaks of a variety of emerging diseases, from Ebola and Lassa fever to toxic shock
syndrome.


Salyers, A. A., and D. D. Whitt. 2001. Microbiology - Diversity, disease and the environment. Bethesda, Maryland: Fitzgerald Science Press
A college-level microbiology textbook with an ecological emphasis.


Articles
Dold, C. 1999. The cholera lesson. Discover 20(2):71-75.
Describes Rita Colwell's work on the association between cholera, copepods, and sea surface temperatures.

Epstein, P. R. 2000. Is global warming harmful to health? Scientific American, August, 50-54.
Predicts which diseases will be on the rise as global warming
progresses.


Gubler, D. J., and G. G. Clark. 1995. Dengue/eengue hemorrhagic fever: The emergence of a global health problem. Emer. Infect. Dis. 1(2):55-57.
Reviews the history and emergence of dengue.

Levy, S. B. 1998. The challenge of antibiotic resistance. Scientific American, March, 1(2):55-57.
Reviews how and why antibiotic-resistant bacteria arise.

Smolinski, M. S., M. A. Hamburg, and J. Lederberg, eds. 2003. Committee on emerging microbial threats to health in the 21st Century. Microbial Threats to Health: Emergence, Detection, and Response. National Academies Press. http://www.nap.edu/catalog/10636.html.
Presents factors that contribute to the emergence of diseases in great detail.

Webster, R. G. 1998. Influenza: An emerging disease. Emer. Infect. Dis. 4(3):436-41.
Reviews the epidemiology of influenza, highlighting the role of bird and animal reservoirs.

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