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Principles of Public Health Microbiology / Edition 1

Principles of Public Health Microbiology / Edition 1

by Robert S. Burlage
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Essentials of Public Health Microbiology is a practical, applied textbook that examines how infectious disease is transmitted through a population, how it is monitored, and how preventative measures are designed. Major topics include the purification of water, the treatment of wastewater, food microbiology, sexually transmitted diseases, and the methods used to survey populations. A variety of learning tools, including historical perspectives, case studies, government internet databases, and explanatory figures help the student to understand the critical concepts of microbiology as they are applied to improve health and prevent disease across populations.

Designed for students who have had a first course in general microbiology, this one-of-a-kind textbook is ideal for upper level undergraduates and graduates in public health and environmental health, as well as environmental engineering, hydrology, and civil engineering. The text is accompanied by a complete package of instructor resources including Instructor's Manual, TestBank, and PowerPoint slides available at

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763779825
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date: 05/18/2011
Edition description: 1
Pages: 420
Sales rank: 338,021
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Health Sciences Department, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Scope of Public Health Microbiology
Chapter 2 The Importance of Water
Chapter 3 Water Treatment
Chapter 4 Waterborne Diseases
Chapter 5 Wastewater Treatment
Chapter 6 Case Studies on Water and Wastewater
Chapter 7 Food
Chapter 8 Meat Production
Chapter 9 Dairy Products
Chapter 10 Food Preservation
Chapter 11 Vaccines
Chapter 12 Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Chapter 13 Airborne Diseases
Chapter 14 Vectorborne Diseases
Chapter 15 Biowarfare
Chapter 16 Surveillance, Monitoring, Communication

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