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From The CriticsReviewer: Sue C. Kehl, PhD, D(ABMM)(Medical College of Wisconsin)
Description: This third volume from an annual series is derived from presentations at the 1998 ICAAC. The focus is on a variety of diseases that pose major clinical and public health challenges, presenting both clinical and basic science issues.
Purpose: Infectious diseases remain a leading cause of death worldwide. The ability to address these infections requires a multidisciplinary approach and trained individuals. This book should serve as a valuable reference for persons responsible for coping with infectious disease in the new millennium.
Audience: This is a valuable reference for clinicians, microbiologists, pathologists, researchers, and others working in the fields of infectious disease, epidemiology, and public health. Students and residents in the field of microbiology and infectious disease will also find it a useful and complete reference.
Features: A variety of organisms ranging from the emerging pathogens, Hepatitis E virus, Pfiesteria piscicida, Streptococcus iniae, and microsporidial organisms to the reemerging Leishmania, Trypanasoma, and rickettsiae are covered. The role of the coroner and medical examiner in surveillance for emerging infections and the role of the public health community in detecting and responding to bioterrorism is discussed. Each chapter is written by experts in the field and is based on their presentation at the 1998 ICAAC. The historical aspects of each agent, public health, epidemiology, detection, treatment, and prevention are presented. The important points that make each agent a new or reemerging pathogen are highlighted.
Assessment: This is an excellent text with an in-depth discussion of a variety of infectious agents. The volume includes agents not covered in the first two volumes, making a nice series.