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The Fight Against Infectious Diseases: A Role for Applied Microbiology in Military Redeployment

Publisher: SIPRI
ISBN 91-85114-26-X
160 pp.

This book deals with the potential of using military resources, along with recent achievements in microbiology, in the fight against infectious diseases. The study was undertaken as a contribution to the preparations for the 1979 UN Conference on Science and Technology for Development.


I. Development and disarmament

II. Applied microbiology

III. The application of recent knowledge in the fight against infectious diseases

IV. The problem of infectious diseases in underdeveloped countries

V. Strategic steps towards the eradication of infectious diseases

VI. State of the art in mass vaccination

VII. The interplay between nutrition and the immune response

VIII. Economic considerations

IX. Bottlenecks in the implementation of vaccination programmes