The epidemiology and ecology of infectious disease agents proceedings of a Royal Society discussion meeting held on 17 and 18 February 1988

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  • Communicable diseases -- Epidemiology -- Congresses,
  • Virology -- Congresses

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Statementorganized and edited by R. M. Anderson and J. M. Thresh.
GenreCongresses
ContributionsAnderson, Roy M.
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 281 p. ;
Number of Pages281
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Open LibraryOL23749935M

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