Emerging Infectious Diseases: A Guide to Diseases, Causative Agents, and Surveillance

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Emerging Infectious Diseases offers an introduction to emergingand reemerging infectious disease, focusing on significantillnesses found in various regions of the world. Many of thesediseases strike tropical regions or developing countries withparticular virulence, others are found in temperate or developedareas, and still other microbes and infections are moreindiscriminate.

This volume includes information on the underlying mechanisms ofmicrobial emergence, the technology used to detect them, and thestrategies available to contain them. The author describes thediseases and their causative agents that are major factors in thehealth of populations the world over.

The book contains up-to-date selections from infectious diseasejournals as well as information from the Centers for DiseaseControl and Prevention, the World Health Organization, MedLinePlus, and the American Society for Microbiology.

Perfect for students or those new to the field, the bookcontains Summary Overviews (thumbnail sketches of the basicinformation about the microbe and the associated disease underexamination), Review Questions (testing students' knowledge of thematerial), and Topics for Further Discussion (encouraging a widerconversation on the implications of the disease and challengingstudents to think creatively to develop new solutions).

This important volume provides broad coverage of a variety ofemerging infectious diseases, of which most are directly importantto health practitioners in the United States.

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About the author

Lisa A. Beltz, PhD, is assistant professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Kent State University at Tuscarawas, New Philadelphia, Ohio. Previously she was associate professor, Department of Biology, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa. Among her honors are a post-doctoral trainee fellowship at Johns Hopkins University and a SHARP Research Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. She won University of Northern Iowa's Biology Honors Teacher of the Year award in 2005.

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John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Mar 8, 2011
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Pages
752
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ISBN
9781118001592
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Language
English
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Genres
Mathematics / Probability & Statistics / Stochastic Processes
Medical / Public Health
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