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The Stockholm Paradigm - Climate Change and Emerging Disease (Paperback) Loot Price: R770
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The Stockholm Paradigm - Climate Change and Emerging Disease (Paperback): Daniel R. Brooks, Eric P Hoberg, Walter A Boeger

The Stockholm Paradigm - Climate Change and Emerging Disease (Paperback)

Daniel R. Brooks, Eric P Hoberg, Walter A Boeger

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The contemporary crisis of emerging disease has been a century and a half in the making. Human, veterinary, and crop health practitioners convinced themselves that disease could be controlled by medicating the sick, vaccinating those at risk, and eradicating the parts of the biosphere responsible for disease transmission. Evolutionary biologists assured themselves that coevolution between pathogens and hosts provided a firewall against disease emergence in new hosts. Most climate scientists made no connection between climate changes and disease. None of these traditional perspectives anticipated the onslaught of emerging infectious diseases confronting humanity today. As this book reveals, a new understanding of the evolution of pathogen-host systems, called the Stockholm Paradigm, explains what is happening. The planet is a minefield of pathogens with preexisting capacities to infect susceptible but unexposed hosts, needing only the opportunity for contact. Climate change has always been the major catalyst for such new opportunities, because it disrupts local ecosystem structure and allows pathogens and hosts to move. Once pathogens expand to new hosts, novel variants may emerge, each with new infection capacities. Mathematical models and real-world examples uniformly support these ideas. Emerging disease is thus one of the greatest climate change-related threats confronting humanity. While time is short, the danger is great, and we are largely unprepared, The Stockholm Paradigm offers hope for managing the crisis. By using the DAMA (document, assess, monitor, act) protocol, we can "anticipate to mitigate" emerging disease, buying time and saving money while we search for more effective ways to cope with this challenge.

General

Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2019
Authors: Daniel R. Brooks • Eric P Hoberg • Walter A Boeger
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 400
ISBN-13: 978-0-226-63244-5
Categories: Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Life sciences: general issues > Ecological science, the Biosphere
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Life sciences: general issues > Evolution
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Microbiology (non-medical) > General
Books > Medicine > Clinical & internal medicine > Diseases & disorders > Infectious & contagious diseases > General
LSN: 0-226-63244-X
Barcode: 9780226632445

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