eBook Health and Disease in Society: Infectious Diseases, 1st Edition

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  • DDC: 616.9
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 228 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released March 2012
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Overview

Outbreaks of infectious disease pose some of the greatest public health risks to humans across the globe. Although an increasing number of preventative measures and cures are available against a number of these threats, many are still untreatable or have no remedy. However, the human response to these diseases has matured as increasing awareness and new scientific research emerges. This volume examines the many causes and effects of bacterial, viral, and other forms of disease, as well as the various steps taken over time to mitigate the damaging consequences of infection.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: Infectious Agents and the Human Immune Response.
2: Infectious Agents: Categories of Organisms.
3: Bacteria.
4: Viruses.
5: Fungi.
6: Parasites.
7: Modes of Agent Survival.
8: Commensal Organisms.
9: Fluke.
10: Environment and the Spread of Infectious Agents.
11: Family Patterns.
12: Population Density.
13: Social Habits.
14: Temperature and Humidity.
15: Movement.
16: Occupation and Commerce.
17: The Inanimate Environment.
18: Immune Response to Infection.
19: Natural and Acquired Immunity.
20: Immunization.
21: Bacterial Diseases: Leprosy and Tuberculosis.
22: Leprosy.
23: Mysteries of the Disease.
24: Transmission.
25: Course of Disease.
26: Therapy.
27: Leprosy through History.
28: Tuberculosis.
29: The Course of Tuberculosis.
30: Diagnosis and Treatment.
31: Tuberculosis through History.
32: World TB Day.
33: Other Mycobacterial Infections.
34: Bacterial Diseases: Cholera and Plague.
35: Cholera.
36: The Cholera Bacterium and Toxin.
37: Symptoms and Treatment.
38: Prevention.
39: Cholera through History.
40: Plague.
41: Nature of the Disease.
42: Plague through History.
43: Black Death.
44: Great Plague of London.
45: Rickettsial and Chlamydial Diseases.
46: Rickettsial Diseases.
47: Bartonellosis.
48: Boutonneuse Fever.
49: Howard T. Ricketts.
50: Epidemic Typhus.
51: Q Fever.
52: Charles-Jules-Henri Nicolle.
53: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.
54: Scrub Typhus.
55: Trench Fever.
56: Chlamydial Diseases.
57: Psittacosis.
58: Trachoma.
59: Bacterial Diseases: Anthrax to Yaws.
60: Anthrax.
61: Botulism.
62: Diphtheria.
63: Lyme Disease.
64: Relapsing Fever.
65: Tick.
66: Syphilis.
67: Course of Disease.
68: Detection and Treatment.
69: Syphilis through History.
70: Tetanus.
71: Tularemia.
72: Whooping Cough.
73: Yaws.
74: Viral Diseases: Pox, Polio, and Classic Childhood Infections.
75: Pox Disease.
76: Chickenpox.
77: Shingles.
78: Cowpox.
79: Smallpox.
80: Polio.
81: Course of Disease.
82: Treatment and Vaccination.
83: Polio through History.
84: Measles, Mumps, and Rubella.
85: Maurice Ralph Hilleman.
86: Viral Diseases: Influenza.
87: Classification of Influenza Viruses.
88: Evolution and Virulence of Influenza Viruses.
89: Thomas Francis, Jr..
90: Transmission and Symptoms.
91: Treatment and Prevention.
92: Historical and Modern Influenza Outbreaks.
93: Influenza Pandemic of 1918–19.
94: Asian Flu of 1957.
95: Hong Kong Flu of 1968.
96: Influenza Pandemic (H1N1) of 2009.
97: Influenza Pandemic Preparedness.
98: Bird Flu.
99: Viral Diseases: Hemorrhagic Fevers and Acute Viral Infections.
100: Chikungunya Fever.
101: Transmission and Symptoms.
102: Chikungunya Virus.
103: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention.
104: Historical and Modern Outbreaks.
105: Dengue.
106: Viral Transmission.
107: Diagnosis and Treatment.
108: Dengue through History.
109: Ebola.
110: Strains of Ebola.
111: Course of Infection and Treatment.
112: Outbreaks.
113: Pappataci Fever.
114: West Nile Virus.
115: Yellow Fever.
116: Course of Disease.
117: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Control.
118: Yellow Fever through History.
119: Rabies.
120: SARS.
121: Viral Encephalitis.
122: Viral Diseases: AIDS.
123: The Emergence of HIV/AIDS.
124: Luc Montagnier.
125: Françoise Barré-Sinoussi.
126: Groups and Subtypes of HIV.
127: Transmission.
128: Life Cycle of HIV.
129: Genome of HIV.
130: Course of Infection.
131: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention.
132: World AIDS Day.
133: Social, Legal, and Cultural Aspects.
134: Protozoal Diseases.
135: Malaria.
136: Course of Disease.
137: Diagnosis and Treatment.
138: Malaria through History.
139: Evolution of Malaria Parasites in Primates.
140: World Malaria Day.
141: Neglected Protozoal Diseases.
142: Amebic Dysentery.
143: Entamoeba.
144: Chagas' Disease.
145: Leishmaniasis.
146: Sleeping Sickness.
147: Toxoplasmosis.
148: Infectious Diseases: Worms, Prions, and Fungi.
149: Infectious Worms and Intestinal Disease.
150: Cestodiasis.
151: Tapeworm.
152: Dracunculiasis.
153: Filariasis.
154: Onchocerciasis.
155: Filarial Worm.
156: Schistosomiasis.
157: Prions.
158: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy.
159: Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease.
160: Stanley B. Prusiner.
161: Kuru.
162: Fungal Diseases.
163: Blastomycosis.
164: Cryptococcosis.
165: Histoplasmosis.
166: Ringworm.
167: Conclusion.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Index.