9780805339550

Emerging Infectious Diseases

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  • ISBN13:

    9780805339550

  • ISBN10:

    0805339558

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/22/2005
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

In the 21st century, emerging infectious diseases (EID) will pose a massive threat to world health - unless concerted global action is undertaken to combat the problem. This booklet is designed to provide insights and possible solutions to some of the problems found in this rapidly expanding field. The booklet discusses how to determine where such diseases originate, why we appear to be prone to these novel, exotic infections, and why they seem to be appearing at an ever increasing rate.

Table of Contents

Emerging Infectious Diseases: An Introduction 1(1)
What Are Emerging Infectious Diseases?
2(8)
Introduction to Bacterial and Viral Pathogens: The Basics
5(1)
Where Are Emerging Infectious Diseases Found?
5(1)
Infectious Diseases and Host Defenses
6(3)
Where Do Emerging Infectious Diseases Come From?
9(1)
Factors Influencing the Emergence of Disease
10(13)
Emergence Attributed to Environmental Change
10(3)
Emergence Attributed to Human Behavior
13(3)
Emergence Associated With International Travel and Commerce
16(2)
Emergence Attributed to Technical Failings and Public Health Breakdowns
18(3)
Emergence Attributed to Microbial Adaptation
21(1)
Mutation and Evolution of Prokaryotic Genomes Associated With Disease
21(1)
Mutation and Evolution of Viral Genomes Associated With Disease
22(1)
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
23(2)
Influenza A
25(3)
Emergence of Pandemic Influenza A Strains
25(3)
Emerging Antibiotic Resistance
28(2)
Emergence of Multi-Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis
28(1)
MRSA, VRSA, and the Emergence of the Superbug
29(1)
Future Outlook
30(3)
Resources for Students and Educators
33
For Students
33(1)
For Educators
33(1)
Journal Articles
34(1)
Popular Books
34

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