Introduction to Epidemiology
by Ray Merrill
Introduction to Epidemiology, Eighth Edition is a comprehensive, reader-friendly introduction to this exciting field. Designed for students with minimal training in the biomedical sciences and statistics, this full-color text emphasizes the application of the basic principles of epidemiology according to person, place, and time factors in order to solve current, often unexpected, and serious public health problems. Students will learn how to identify and describe public health problems, formulate research hypotheses, select appropriate research study designs, manage and analyze epidemiologic data, interpret results, and apply results in preventing and controlling disease and health-related events. With real-world examples in the form of case studies and news files in each chapter, Introduction to Epidemiology is an accessible, timely, and effective approach to learning epidemiology.
Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett’s Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases: 2-Volume Set 9th Edition
by John E. Bennett MD
For four decades, physicians and other healthcare providers have trusted Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett's Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases to provide expert guidance on the diagnosis and treatment of these complex disorders. The 9th Edition continues the tradition of excellence with newly expanded chapters, increased global coverage, and regular updates to keep you at the forefront of this vitally important field. Meticulously updated by Drs. John E. Bennett, Raphael Dolin, and Martin J. Blaser, this comprehensive, two-volume masterwork puts the latest information on challenging infectious diseases at your fingertips.
- Provides more in-depth coverage of epidemiology, etiology, pathology, microbiology, immunology, and treatment of infectious agents than any other infectious disease resource.
- Features an increased focus on antibiotic stewardship; new antivirals for influenza, cytomegalovirus, hepatitis C, hepatitis B., and immunizations; and new recommendations for vaccination against infection with pneumococci, papillomaviruses, hepatitis A, and pertussis.
- Covers newly recognized enteroviruses causing paralysis (E-A71, E-D68); emerging viral infections such as Ebola, Zika, Marburg, SARS, and MERS; and important updates on prevention and treatment of C. difficile infection, including new tests that diagnose or falsely over-diagnose infectious diseases.
- Offers fully revised content on bacterial pathogenesis, antibiotic use and toxicity, the human microbiome and its effects on health and disease, immunological mechanisms and immunodeficiency, and probiotics and alternative approaches to treatment of infectious diseases.
- Discusses up-to-date topics such as use of the new PCR panels for diagnosis of meningitis, diarrhea and pneumonia; current management of infected orthopedic implant infections; newly recognized infections transmitted by black-legged ticks in the USA: Borrelia miyamotoi and Powassan virus; infectious complications of new drugs for cancer; new drugs for resistant bacteria and mycobacteria; new guidelines for diagnosis and therapy of HIV infections; and new vaccines against herpes zoster, influenza, meningococci.
- PPID continues its tradition of including leading experts from a truly global community, including authors from Australia, Canada and countries in Europe, Asia, and South America.
- Includes regular updates online for the life of the edition.
- Features more than 1,500 high-quality, full-color photographs―with hundreds new to this edition.
- Enhanced eBook version included with purchase, which allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
An Atlas of the Clinical Microbiology of Infectious Diseases, Volume 1: Bacterial Agents
by Edward J. Bottone
Filled with highly instructional visual images, An Atlas of the Clinical Microbiology of Infectious Diseases, Volume 1: Bacterial Agents contains typical and atypical presentations and identifying characteristics of microorganisms, including newly described microbial agents, covering the breadth of clinical microbiology. The book presents more than 425 color photomicrographs harvested over the author's 40-year career augmented by up-to-date text describing each microbial entity included and offering insightful comments on their clinical significance.
Atlas of Human Infectious Diseases
by Heiman F. L. Wertheim
The Atlas of Human Infectious Diseases provides a much needed practical and visual overview of the current distribution and determinants of major infectious diseases of humans. The comprehensive full-color maps show at a glance the areas with reported infections and outbreaks, and are accompanied by a concise summary of key information on the infectious agent and its clinical and epidemiological characteristics. Since infectious diseases are dynamic, the maps are presented in the context of a changing world, and how these changes are influencing the geographical distribution on human infections. This unique atlas:
Contains more than 145 high quality full-color maps covering all major human infectious diseases
Provides key information on the illustrated infectious diseases
Has been compiled and reviewed by an editorial board of infectious disease experts from around the world
Modern Infectious Disease Epidemiology 3rd Edition
Highly practical yet authoritative, the new edition of Modern Infectious Disease Epidemiology has been thoroughly updated and revised in line with changing health concerns. This successful book continues to outline the tools available to the infectious disease student or clinician seeking a thorough background in the epidemiology of infectious and communicable diseases. Building on many case studies and practical scenarios included, the book then uses the tools learnt to illustrate the fundamental concepts of the study of infectious diseases, such as infection spread, surveillance and control, infectivity, incubation periods, seroepidemiology, and immunity in populations.
- New edition of this popular book, completely revised and updated
- Retains the clarity and down-to-earth approach praised in previous editions
- Successfully combines epidemiological theory with the principles of infectious disease treatment and control
- A highly experienced author brings a personal and unique approach to this important subject
Dengue Virus Disease: From Origin to Outbreak
by Adnan I. Qureshi
Dengue Virus Disease: From Origin to Outbreak provides a detailed accounting of one of the world's fastest growing infections. According to the World Health Organization, Dengue virus incidence has increased 30-fold over the past 50 years, with up to 50 to 100 million infections occurring annually in over 100 endemic countries. This estimate puts nearly half the world’s population at risk. This book reviews the history, clinical and diagnostic aspects of dengue virus, also presenting our current knowledge on the pathophysiology of severe dengue and addressing the importance of dengue virus infections in those traveling to parts of the world where it is endemic.
- Covers every important aspect of Dengue virus disease, from biological, to its social and economic impacts
- Highlights the unique aspects of Dengue virus infection and the evolving nature of our understanding of the virus
- Provides a complete description of Dengue virus disease, with details on more recent outbreaks, clinical features, first hand experiences, treatment modalities, and recent novel treatment regimens
- Gives insights into the detailed psychological impact the disease has caused in outbreak regions
Emerging and Reemerging Viral Pathogens: Volume 1
by Moulay Mustapha Ennaji
Emerging and Reemerging Viral Pathogens: Fundamental and Basic Virology Aspects of Human, Animal and Plant Pathogens, Volume One presents new research information on viruses and their impact on the scientific community. It provides a reference book on certain viruses in humans, animals and vegetal, along with a comprehensive discussion on interspecies interactions. The book then looks at the drug, vaccine and bioinformatical strategies that can be used against these viruses, giving the reader a clear understanding of transmission. The book's end goal is to create awareness that the appearance of newly transmissible pathogens is a global risk that requires shared/adoptable policies for prevention and control.
- Covers most emerging viral disease in humans, animals and plants
- Provides the most advanced tools and techniques in molecular virology and the modeling of viruses
- Creates awareness that the appearance of new transmissible pathogens is a global risk
- Highlights the need to adopt shared policies for the prevention and control of infectious diseases
Virus as Populations: Composition, Complexity, Quasispecies, Dynamics, and Biological Implications
by Esteban Domingo
Virus as Composition, Complexity, Quasispecies, Dynamics, and Biological Implications, Second Edition, explains the fundamental concepts surrounding viruses as complex populations during replication in infected hosts. Fundamental phenomena in virus behavior, such as adaptation to changing environments, capacity to produce disease, and the probability to be transmitted or respond to treatment all depend on virus population numbers. Concepts such as quasispecies dynamics, mutations rates, viral fitness, the effect of bottleneck events, population numbers in virus transmission and disease emergence, and new antiviral strategies are included. The book's main concepts are framed by recent observations on general virus diversity derived from metagenomic studies and current views on the origin and role of viruses in the evolution of the biosphere.
- Features current views on key steps in the origin of life and origins of viruses
- Includes examples relating ancestral features of viruses with their current adaptive capacity
- Explains complex phenomena in an organized and coherent fashion that is easy to comprehend and enjoyable to read
- Considers quasispecies as a framework to understand virus adaptability and disease processes
Disinfection and Decontamination: A Practical Handbook
by Jeanne Moldenhauer
This book describes various methods of decontamination and how the methods work. There is a discussion of the various cleaning and disinfection methods utilized, along with details of how to qualify these methods. It also describes new technologies that may be useful in the battle for decontamination across industries. Finally, this book provides a single resource on how one can address contamination issues for a variety of manufacturing processes and industries. Explores new technologies that may be useful in the battle for decontamination Examines various methods of decontamination and how the methods work Addresses contamination issues for a variety of manufacturing processes and industries Describes how to detect contaminants as well as how to deal with contaminants that are present Includes methods for both decontamination (reaction) and preventing contamination (proactive)
Infectious Diseases, Microbiology and Virology: A Q&A Approach for Specialist Medical Trainees
by Luke S. P. Moore
An essential resource for practitioners in infectious diseases and microbiology, studying for the new FRCPath Part 1 infection examination accredited by the Royal College of Pathologists, and trainees sitting the membership exams of the Royal College of Physicians. Including over 300 multiple choice questions in an exam-style Q&A format, this guide provides an invaluable revision platform for domestic and international trainees alike, with scope to present infection-based support for other medical specialties, where infection forms a core component, including intensive care. Authored by leading specialists in infectious diseases and microbiology, this invaluable training guide is the first of its kind to cover both undergraduate and postgraduate material in infectious diseases. Mapping directly from the FRCPath and RCP infection curricula, students are able to explore areas of curriculum to gain knowledge and optimise decision-making skills, under pressure.