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The host is an organism, usually a human or an animal, that harbors a disease. The host may or may not get the disease. A host offers subsistence and lodging for a pathogen. ) The level of immunity, genetic makeup, levels of exposure, state of health, and overall fitness within the host can determine the effect a disease organism can have upon it. The makeup of the host and the organism's ability to accept the new environment can also be a determining factor, as some organisms thrive only under limited, ideal conditions.

Thus, An Introduction to Epidemiology remains unchanged in its fundamental approach, retaining student and reader friendliness and what made the book a unique introductory text in the first edition. Page xix Foreword Epidemiology is a fun and challenging subject to study as well as an interesting field to pursue as a career. Most solid undergraduate degree programs and graduate programs in community health and public health, environmental health, occupational health and industrial hygiene, health education and health promotion, health services administration and other health-related degree programs areas require a basic introductory course in epidemiology and that is one reason this book was written.

D. in health science from the University of Utah. In addition, he holds two master's degrees, one in community health and community health education from Oregon State University and one in counseling psychology and human relations and behavior from Northern Arizona University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science from the Brigham Young University. He also received a graduate certificate in gerontology from the Rocky Mountain Gerontology Center at the University of Utah. Dr. Timmreck has been a Registered Sanitarian and has taught public health and epidemiology courses for over 23 years.

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