Emerging Infections is the first volume of the new Biomedical Research Reports Series, which will provide annual updates on hot topics of interest to a broad spectrum of the biomedical research community. This book provides state-of-the-art reviews of new and reemerging bacterial, viral, and parasitic infections, their life cycles, host defense evasion strategies, and clinical features. It includes the history of infectious disease outbreaks, population and evolutionary biology of human pathogens, and current epidemiological models that describe how ecological and demographic changes produce new epidemics.
* Provides reviews on hot topics of interest to the biomedical research community
* Editor and contributors are renowned international experts
* Covers the major established pathogens as well as the new and sensational--such as mad cow disease, hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, pathogenic E. Coli, and flesh-eating bacteria