Magic Lantern Media

Emerging Diseases: Prions, Viruses

  • Grade Level: Senior High (10-12)-Adult
  • Subjects: Health, Science and Nature
  • Produced By: VEA Group Pty Ltd
  • Year: 2008
  • Country: Australia
  • Language: English
  • Running Time: 29m
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An emerging disease is one that has appeared in a population for the first time and a re-emerging disease is one that may have existed previously but is rapidly increasing in incidence or geographic range. The diseases discussed include SARS, Avian flu, Rift Valley Fever and Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. This program looks at the transmission, clinical features, diagnosis, treatment, vectors, prevention and control of these diseases.

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