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Oceans and Health:

Pathogens in the Marine Environment

Editors: Belkin, Shimshon, Colwell, Rita R. (Eds.)

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The importance of combating infectious diseases has received international attention, p- viding the opportunity for a multidisciplinary approach that combines medicine with other scienti?candtechnologicalcapabilities,notablyinformationtechnology,nanotechnology,and biotechnology. In fact, it has been predicted that the future will bring a merging of these te- nologies with the cognitive and behavioral sciences—major forces that have the potential to balancetheworld’sinequities.Thescienti?ccommunityandworldleadersmustworktogether to use knowledge and its applications to improve the condition of the planet. The connection between infectious diseases and the oceans provides a paradigm for this perspective. A stark global context indisputably frames all human health issues in the twenty-?rst century: the world wide movement of people and goods. Throughout the past half century, international travel has skyrocketed; there are more than 500 million international arrivals per year. The greatest increase has taken place since the mid-1990s. The world has become integrated and global; consequently, the notion that it is possible to successfully eradicate a disease from the face of the planet has become simplistic. Infectious disease is a moving target and climate shifts will affect any disease that has an environmentally sensitive stage or vector. Recognizingsignalsfromclimatemodelsandincorporatingthemintohealthmeasurescanp- videnewopportunitiesforproactive—ratherthanreactive—approachestopublichealth.Thus, careful attention to the role of the oceans in human health can offer new avenues of research that will provide new means of predicting and preventing those diseases that are rooted in the environment. In this volume, pathogens in the sea are reviewed by Colin Munn, who provides a broader perspective for the topic of pathogenic microorganisms associated with the world oceans.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • Pathogens in the Sea: An Overview

    Pages 1-28

    Munn, Colin B.

  • Diversity, Sources, and Detection of Human Bacterial Pathogens in the Marine Environment

    Pages 29-68

    Thompson, Janelle R. (et al.)

  • Biotic and Abiotic Effects

    Pages 69-92

    Sinton, Lester W.

  • Survival of Enteric Bacteria in Seawater: Molecular Aspects

    Pages 93-107

    Rozen, Yael (et al.)

  • Human Pathogenic Viruses in the Marine Environment

    Pages 109-131

    Bosch, Albert (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Oceans and Health:
Book Subtitle
Pathogens in the Marine Environment
Editors
  • Shimshon Belkin
  • Rita R. Colwell
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-23709-1
DOI
10.1007/b102184
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-23708-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2012-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 464
Number of Illustrations
49 b/w illustrations
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