Chapter 17 Treatment and Prevention of Disease

17-1 Introduction

17-2 The beginnings of disease and efforts to combat them

17-3 Epidemiology helps to track disease outbreaks and stop them

17-4 Vaccines train the immune system to fight disease

17-5 Antimicrobial compounds directly inhibit or kill pathogens

17-6 Resistance to antibiotics has diminished the effectiveness of antibiotics

17-7 Summary

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