Food and Animal Borne Diseases SourceBook: Basic Information about Diseases That Can Be Spread to Humans through the Ingestion of Contaminated Food or Water or by Contact with Infected Animals / Edition 1

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Conveniently compiling public health information recently published by various agencies of the U.S. government, this volume addresses diseases transmitted through food, water, animals, or insects and also the health concerns of international travelers. A strength is its coverage of diseases recently in the news, such as deadly E. coli and hantavirus outbreaks. Other topics are of perennial interest, such as how safely to prepare Thanksgiving turkey or avoid travelers' diarrhea. Coverage often overlaps between documents (there are two different tables on how long to keep frozen food), and format varies: some selections are written in simple question-and-answer form for the general public, while others are rather technical recommendations for healthcare personnel. Another more consistent and convenient source for most of the same information is Phyllis Stoffman's Family Guide to Preventing and Treating 100 Infectious Illnesses (LJ 7/95). Stoffman's book also provides specific treatment recommendations and sources for more information. For larger consumer health collections. [Volumes 5 and 6 in this series, Cardiovascular Diseases and Disorders Sourcebook and Respiratory Diseases and Disorders Sourcebook, are reviewed above.-Ed.]-Marit S. MacArthur, Auraria Lib., Denver
A collection of nontechnical documents about diseases that are transmitted by infectious organisms found in food and water, carried by animals and insects, or are of special concern to international travelers. Separate chapters in the section on food and water borne diseases cover commonly occurring bacterial, viral, and parasitic diseases; special risks to people with immune system problems; and methods to prevent food contamination. Animal and insect borne diseases covered include Hantavirus, Lyme disease, plague, rabies, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and St. Louis encephalitis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780780800335
  • Publisher: Omnigraphics, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/1995
  • Series: Health Reference Series, #7
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 535

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Bacterial Diseases 3
Ch. 2 Viral Diseases 51
Ch. 3 Parasitic Diseases 67
Ch. 4 Why Immune System Problems Raise the Risk of Foodborne Illness 85
Ch. 5 Preventing Foodborne Illness 89
Ch. 6 Food Handling Information 121
Ch. 7 Food Advice for Emergencies 173
Ch. 8 Food Irradiation 187
Ch. 9 Hantavirus 227
Ch. 10 Lyme Disease 243
Ch. 11 Plague 265
Ch. 12 Rabies 277
Ch. 13 Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever 317
Ch. 14 St. Louis Encephalitis 323
Ch. 15 Hints for the International Traveler 327
Ch. 16 Traveler's Diarrhea 347
Ch. 17 Some Diseases Encountered by Foreign Travelers 365
Ch. 18 U.S. Public Health Service General Recommendations to International Travelers 395
Ch. 19 U.S. Public Health Service Specific Recommendations for Vaccination and Prophylaxis 421
Ch. 20 Geographical Distribution of Potential Health Hazards to Travelers 495
General Index 513
Index of Travel Destinations 531
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