No Germs Allowed: How to Avoid Infectious Diseases at Home and on the Road / Edition 2

No Germs Allowed: How to Avoid Infectious Diseases at Home and on the Road / Edition 2

by Winkler G. Weinberg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813535328

ISBN-13: 9780813535326

Pub. Date: 09/15/2004

Publisher: Rutgers University Press


The revised and expanded edition of this classic guide explains what you need to know to keep the germs away. From the infections of daily life, like the common cold and traveler's diarrhea, to dangerous, rare diseases such as plague, hantavirus, and invasive strep bacteria, to recent threats of mad cow disease, West Nile virus, SARS, and bioterrorism, this unique

Overview


The revised and expanded edition of this classic guide explains what you need to know to keep the germs away. From the infections of daily life, like the common cold and traveler's diarrhea, to dangerous, rare diseases such as plague, hantavirus, and invasive strep bacteria, to recent threats of mad cow disease, West Nile virus, SARS, and bioterrorism, this unique guide tells you all you need to know.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813535326
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
09/15/2004
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
848
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Tables and figures

Acknowledgments

Introduction: At risk

Part One: The infections of daily living

1 The common cold

2 Strep throat and other strep infections

3 Urinary tract infections

4 Infections of the skin

Part Two: Infections you get from your environment

5 Lyme disease and other tickborne infections

6 Food poisoning

7 Health hazards of travel

8 Pneumonia and Legionnaires' disease

Infections you get from others

9 Tuberculosis

10 Sexually transmitted diseases

11 Hepatitis

12 HIV infection and AIDS

Part Three: Persons with unique risks

13 Special persons and special situations

14 How to avoid infections if you have HIV

15 If you are pregnant

16 In the hospital

Part Four: Twenty-first-century infections

17 Emerging infections

18 Bioterrorism

Appendixes

A Vaccination schedules

B Antibiotics to prevent infective endocarditis

C Rabies

Bibliography

Index

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