Demographic and Epidemiological Perspectives of Human Movement.- Demographic and Epidemiological Perspectives of Human Movement.- Key Themes Pertinent to Migration, Health, and Disease.- Population Mobility and the Geography of Microbial Threats.- Health Barriers and Inequities for Migrants.- Social Networks, Social Capital, and HIV Risks Among Migrants.- Labor Induced Migration and Disease Diffusion.- Economic Migrants and Health Vulnerability.- Military Personnel: On the Move and Vulnerable/AIDS to HIV and other STIs.- Selling Sex in the Era of AIDS: Mobile Sexworkers and STI/HIV Risks.- Tracing the Diffusion of Infectious Diseases in the Transport Sector.- Forced Migration: A Public Health Catastrophe.- War, Refugees, Migration, and Public Health: Do Infectious Diseases Matter?.- Natural Disasters, Climate Change, and the Health of Mobile Populations.- Leisure Migration and Health Concerns: A Paradox or Inevitability?.- Casual Sex in the Sun Makes the Holiday: Young Tourists' Perspectives.- In Search of the Exotic: Sex Tourism and Disease Risks.- Mapping and Modeling Disease Risk Among Mobile Populations.- Ethical and Legal Issues Impacting Migrant Health.- Migration in a Mobile World: Health, Population Mobility, and Emerging Disease.
Über den Autor
Yorghos Apostolopoulos, Ph.D., is Associate Clinical Professor of Social Epidemiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA and Visiting Associate Professor of Medical Sociology, University of Athens School of Health Sciences, Athens, Attica, Greece.
Sevil Sonmez, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA and Associate Professor of Management, Cyprus College School of Business, Engomi, Nicosia, Cyprus.
This book explores the complex roles of mobile, transient, and displaced populations in the worldwide spread of disease. While biomedical events cause disease, social forces such as poverty and marginalization magnify them by giving them opportunities to take hold. From Katrina to Darfur, and from influenza to AIDS, an expert panel of health and social scientists brings the social context of epidemics into clear focus.
This book moves beyond traditional behavioral and demographic theories of disease diffusion to focus on larger issues of social ecology and public health. With depth rarely seen in the international literature, it explores the complex and varied roles of mobile, transient, and displaced populations in the worldwide spread of airborne, waterborne, and sexually transmitted infections. The book argues that while biomedical events cause disease, social forces such as poverty and marginalization magnify them by giving them new opportunities to take hold. Population mobility - either voluntary or forced - brings contact between populations with different disease prevalence rates; outbreaks in turn are compounded by inequalities in access to medical care. From Katrina to Darfur, and from influenza to AIDS, an expert panel of health and social scientists bring the socioeconomic context of epidemics into clear focus.