Infectious Diseases in Developing Countries: An Introduction to the Major Problems in Global Medicine

  • David H. Walker
  • Frederick A. Murphy


Advances in contemporary molecular biology and immunology have carried the problems of viral, bacterial, fungal, rickettsial, protozoal, and helminthic diseases into the mainstream of biomedical science. Amazing new tools developed via recombinant-DNA and other technologies offer great opportunities for progress in alleviating the suffering and social stagnation which are the consequences, in part, of the burden of infectious diseases among populations of developing countries.


Diarrheal Disease Whooping Cough Childhood Diarrhea Arboviral Disease Population Planning 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • David H. Walker
    • 1
  • Frederick A. Murphy
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PathologyThe University of Texas Medical BranchGalvestonUSA
  2. 2.School of Veterinary MedicineUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA

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