The Impact of Infectious Disease on Human Demography Today

  • M. S. Pereira
Conference paper
Part of the Dahlem Workshop Reports book series (DAHLEM, volume 25)


In the developing world the present pattern of infectious disease and its effect on morbidity and mortality are similar to the pattern which existed a hundred and fifty years ago in the now developed world. Despite the high infant mortality rate and short life span for adults, population growth continues steadily. In the developed world population growth has been contained in parallel with improvements in living standards and the control of infectious disease.


Respiratory Syncytial Virus Develop World Gastrointestinal Infection Scarlet Fever High Infant Mortality 
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© D. Bernhard, Dahlem Konferenzen, Berlin 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. S. Pereira
    • 1
  1. 1.Central Public Health Laboratory ColindaleLondonEngland

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