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Offers an introduction that reviews major types of infectious agents and modes of transmission and provides a historical overview of infectious diseases and our attempts to control epidemics. This book includes case studies of the United States, China, Africa, and India.

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Barry Youngerman has been a nonfiction writer, editor, and translator for more than 25 years. He is the author of The Truth About Divorce and The Truth About Alcohol, and coauthor of A Brief History of Afghanistan, all for Facts On File. He lives in New York City. Susan Foster is professor of international health at Boston University School of Public Health. She also serves as the director of Public Policy and Education at Boston's Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics. Foster has a background in pharmaceutical policy and infectious disease economics, and has worked as an economist with the WHO Essential Drugs Program and with the World Bank's Population, Health, and Nutrition Department.

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