eBook General Biology-Infectious Disease for Mount St. Mary’s University, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0470398035
  • ISBN-13: 9780470398036
  • DDC: 362.1969
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 752 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Overview

Emerging Infectious Diseases offers an introduction to emerging and reemerging infectious disease, focusing on significant illnesses found in various regions of the world. Many of these diseases strike tropical regions or developing countries with particular virulence, others are found in temperate or developed areas, and still other microbes and infections are more indiscriminate. This volume includes information on the underlying mechanisms of microbial emergence, the technology used to detect them, and the strategies available to contain them. The author describes the diseases and their causative agents that are major factors in the health of populations the world over.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Tables and Figures.
Dedication.
Preface.
The Author.
Acknowledgments.
1: Introduction to Emerging Infectious Diseases.
2: Infectious Diseases Past and Present.
3: Of Microbes and Men.
4: Bacterial Infections.
5: Lyme Diseae.
6: Human Ehrlichiosis.
7: Bartonella Infections.
8: Group a Streptococci.
9: Escherichia Coli O157:H7.
10: Helicobacter Pylori, Ulcers, and Cancer.
11: Legionnaires’ Disease and Pontiac Fever.
12: Pulmonary Tuberculosis and Multidrug Resistance.
13: Emerging Bacterial Drug Resistance.
14: Viral Infections.
15: Marburg and Ebola Hemorrhagic Fevers.
16: American Hemorrha Gic Fevers.
17: Lassa Hemorrhagic Fever.
18: Dengue Fever and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever.
19: The Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.
20: Human Herpesvirus 8 and Kaposl's Sarcoma.
21: Hepatitis C.
22: Epidemic and Pandemic Influenza.
23: Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome.
24: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome.
25: West Nile Disease in the United States.
26: Monkeypox.
27: Parasitic Infections.
28: Malaria: Reemergence and Recent Successes.
29: Babesiosis.
30: Cryptosporidiosis.
31: Chagas’ Disease and Its Emergence in the United States.
32: Infectious Proteins.
33: Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease and the Other Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies.
34: Special Issues in Infectious Diseases.
35: The Emerging Importance of Infectious Diseases in the Immunosuppressed.
36: The Emerging Threat of Bioweapons.
Glossary.
Index.