Globalization and infectious diseases in women

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Paper
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Author: 
Carol Bellamy
Publisher: 
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Atlanta, GA

Discuses how women have an enhanced vulnerability to disease, especially if they are poor. Argues that the health hazards of being female are widely underestimated. Explains that economic and cultural factors can limit women's access to clinics and health workers. Shows that, globally, the leading causes of death among women are HIV/AIDS, malaria, complications of pregnancy and childbirth, and tuberculosis.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 10806040 (print)
ISSN 10806059 (online)