The chapter in this book with perhaps the most general interest is an exploration of the question of whether war is a “disease amplifier” that accelerates the emergence and increases the prevalence of infectious diseases. Price-Smith argues that the breakdown of many basic public health institutions during war, combined with malnutrition and the transplantation of refugees into regions with endemic pathogens — to which they have little or no prior immunity — increases the likelihood and consequences of local epidemics. Although Price-Smith's musings about refugee movements as a critical variable for epidemic disease seem geographically limited, the policy prescriptions that flow from this chapter — including support for preventive medicine in areas with conflicts and readiness for medical surges into stricken regions — are certainly relevant and important.
This is actually a really great book to gather medical knowledge. Thank you Dr. Ferdous for this book.
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So helpful and informative a book
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