Women and infectious diseases

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Julie L. Gerberding
Publisher: 
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Atlanta, GA

Details how infectious diseases pose an especially formidable threat to women. Argues that women are at higher risk and have more severe course of illness than men for many reasons, including biologic differences, social inequities, and restrictive cultural norms. Concludes that efforts to recognize and reduce health disparities among women have particular relevance for global health.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 10806040 (print)
ISSN 10806059