1. Emerging Infectious Diseases

  1. Heiman F. L. Wertheim MD, PhD1,2,
  2. Peter Horby MBBS, FFPH1,2 and
  3. John P. Woodall MA, PhD3

Published Online: 11 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444354690.ch1

Atlas of Human Infectious Diseases

Atlas of Human Infectious Diseases

How to Cite

Wertheim, H. F. L., Horby, P. and Woodall, J. P. (eds) (2012) Emerging Infectious Diseases, in Atlas of Human Infectious Diseases, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444354690.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Program, Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, National Hospital of Tropical Diseases, Hanoi, Vietnam, UK

  2. 2

    Centre for Tropical Medicine, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

  3. 3

    Institute of Medical Biochemistry, Centre for Health Sciences, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 JAN 2012
  2. Published Print: 3 FEB 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405184403

Online ISBN: 9781444354690



  • infectious disease drivers;
  • emerging infections, new drug-resistant patterns;
  • population aging, significant phenomenon;
  • urbanization, and population increase;
  • global connectivity;
  • GDP, nation's economic output;
  • Global Peace Index (GPI);
  • life expectancy at birth;
  • immunization coverage – DTP3”;
  • malaria, transmitted by genus Anopheles


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Population

  • Urbanization

  • Global Connectivity

  • Human Development

  • Global Peace Index

  • Life Expectancy and Child Mortality

  • Water and Sanitation

  • Undernutrition

  • Climate

  • Forest Cover Change

  • Natural Disasters

  • Antibiotic Use

  • Inherited Blood Disorders and Duffy Antigen

  • Immunization Coverage - DTP3

  • Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus

  • Malaria Vectors

  • Livestock Density

  • Bird Migration