Emerging Infections / Edition 1

Emerging Infections / Edition 1

by John I. Gallin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0124259316

ISBN-13: 9780124259317

Pub. Date: 06/01/2000

Publisher: Elsevier Science

Emerging Infections is a reprint of the inaugural volume of the thematic serial, Biomedical Research Reports Series that provides annual updates on hot topics of interest to a broad spectrum of the biomedical research community. This volume provides state-of-the-art reviews of the most important "new" and reemerging bacterial, viral, and parasitic

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Emerging Infections is a reprint of the inaugural volume of the thematic serial, Biomedical Research Reports Series that provides annual updates on hot topics of interest to a broad spectrum of the biomedical research community. This volume provides state-of-the-art reviews of the most important "new" and reemerging bacterial, viral, and parasitic infections, their life cycles, host defense evasion strategies, and clinical features. Emerging Infections includes in-depth coverage of the history of infectious disease outbreaks, population and evolutionary biology of human pathogens, and current epidemiological models that describe how ecological and demographic changes produce new epidemics. The book covers the major established pathogens as well as the new and sensational—mad cow disease, hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, pathogenic E-coli, and flesh-eating bacteria.

Key Features
• Discusses persisting problems in tuberculosis
• Covers pathogenic escherichia colo 0157:H7
• Explains the revival of Group A Streptococcal diseases
• Provides information on antibiotic resistance in bacteria
• Includes coverage of Korean hemorrhagic fever and hantavirus pulmonary syndrome
• Questions where the Ebola virus comes from and where is it going

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780124259317
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
06/01/2000
Series:
Biomedical Research Reports Series
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
1.06(w) x 7.00(h) x 10.00(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction to Emerging Infectious Diseases; Stemming the Tide1
2Analytical Theory of Epidemics23
3Persisting Problems in Tuberculosis51
4Mobile Genetic Elements and the Evolution of New Epidemic Strains of Vibrio cholerae147
5Pathogenic Escherichia coli O157:H7: A Model for Emerging Infectious Diseases163
6The Revival of Group A Streptococcal Diseases, with a Commentary on Staphylococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome185
7Lyme Disease219
8Antibiotic Resistance in Bacteria239
9Influenza: An Emerging Microbial Pathogen275
10The Emergence of Dengue: Past, Present, and Future301
11The AIDS Epidemic: Demographic Aspects, Population Biology, and Virus Evolution327
12Korean Hemorrhagic Fever and Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome: Two Examples of Emerging Hantaviral Diseases365
13Ebola Virus: Where Does It Come from and Where Is It Going?375
14Arthropod-borne Pathogens: Issues for Understanding Emerging Infectious Diseases411
15"New" Intestinal Parasitic Protozoa431
16Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies of Man and Animals447
17Malaria: A Global Threat463
Index499

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