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Clear-Cutting Disease Control

Capital-Led Deforestation, Public Health Austerity, and Vector-Borne Infection

  • Rodrick Wallace
  • Luis Fernando Chaves
  • Luke R. Bergmann
  • Constância Ayres
  • Lenny Hogerwerf
  • Richard Kock
  • Robert G. Wallace

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Rodrick Wallace, Luis Fernando Chaves, Luke R. Bergmann, Constância Ayres, Lenny Hogerwerf, Richard Kock et al.
    Pages 1-15
  3. Rodrick Wallace, Luis Fernando Chaves, Luke R. Bergmann, Constância Ayres, Lenny Hogerwerf, Richard Kock et al.
    Pages 17-38
  4. Rodrick Wallace, Luis Fernando Chaves, Luke R. Bergmann, Constância Ayres, Lenny Hogerwerf, Richard Kock et al.
    Pages 39-50
  5. Rodrick Wallace, Luis Fernando Chaves, Luke R. Bergmann, Constância Ayres, Lenny Hogerwerf, Richard Kock et al.
    Pages 51-62
  6. Rodrick Wallace, Luis Fernando Chaves, Luke R. Bergmann, Constância Ayres, Lenny Hogerwerf, Richard Kock et al.
    Pages 63-68

About this book

Introduction

The vector-borne Zika virus joins avian influenza, Ebola, and yellow fever as recent public health crises threatening pandemicity.


By a combination of stochastic modeling and economic geography, this book proposes two key causes together explain the explosive spread of the worst of the vector-borne outbreaks.

Ecosystems in which such pathogens are largely controlled by environmental stochasticity are being drastically streamlined by both agribusiness-led deforestation and deficits in public health and environmental sanitation.


Consequently, a subset of infections that once burned out relatively quickly in local forests are now propagating across susceptible human populations whose vulnerability to infection is often exacerbated in structurally adjusted cities. The resulting outbreaks are characterized by greater global extent, duration, and momentum.


As infectious diseases in an age of nation states and global health programs cannot, as much of the present modeling literature presumes, be described by interacting populations of host, vector, and pathogen alone, a series of control theory models is also introduced here. These models, useful to researchers and health officials alike, explicitly address interactions between government ministries and the pathogens they aim to control.

Keywords

malaria Zika commerical agriculture Ross-MacDonald Model stochastic stabilization neoliberal Data Rate theorem vector-borne infection deforestation

Authors and affiliations

  • Rodrick Wallace
    • 1
  • Luis Fernando Chaves
    • 2
  • Luke R. Bergmann
    • 3
  • Constância Ayres
    • 4
  • Lenny Hogerwerf
    • 5
  • Richard Kock
    • 6
  • Robert G. Wallace
    • 7
  1. 1.New York State Psychiatric InstituteColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Programa de Investigación en Enfermedades TropicalesUniversidad NacionalHerediaCosta Rica
  3. 3.Department of GeographyUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  4. 4.Instituto Oswaldo CruzFunação Oswaldo CruzRio de JaneiroBrazil
  5. 5.Centre for Infectious Disease ControlNational Institute for Public Health and the EnvironmentBilthovenThe Netherlands
  6. 6.Pathobiology and Population SciencesThe Royal Veterinary CollegeHatfieldUnited Kingdom
  7. 7.Institute for Global StudiesUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-72850-6
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-72849-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-72850-6
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