Emerging Infections by John I. GallinEmerging Infections by John I. Gallin

Emerging Infections

byJohn I. GallinEditorAnthony S. Fauci, Richard M. Krause

Paperback | June 26, 2000

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Emerging Infections is a reprint of the inaugural volume of the thematic serial,Biomedical Research Reports Seriesthat provides annual updates on hot topics of interest to a broad spectrum of the biomedical research community. This volume provides state-of-the-art reviews of the most important "new" and reemerging bacterial, viral, and parasitic infections, their life cycles, host defense evasion strategies, and clinical features.Emerging Infections includes in-depth coverage of 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. The book covers the major established pathogens as well as the new and sensational--mad cow disease, hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, pathogenicE-coli,and flesh-eating bacteria.

Key Features
* Discusses persisting problems in tuberculosis
* Covers pathogenic escherichia colo 0157:H7
* Explains the revival of Group A Streptococcal diseases
* Provides information on antibiotic resistance in bacteria
* Includes coverage of Korean hemorrhagic fever and hantavirus pulmonary syndrome
* Questions where the Ebola virus comes from and where is it going
Doctor Richard M. Krause, a Senior Service Advisor at the Fogarty International Center of the National Institute of Health, is an international expert on infectious diseases. He is the author of Emerging Infections and is on the editorial board of Emerging Infectious Diseases.
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Title:Emerging InfectionsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:513 pages, 10 × 6.88 × 0.68 inPublished:June 26, 2000Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0124259316

ISBN - 13:9780124259317

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"a refreshing and stimulating book"
- The New England Journal of Medicine