New and Evolving Infections of the 21st Century by I.W. FongNew and Evolving Infections of the 21st Century by I.W. Fong

New and Evolving Infections of the 21st Century

EditorI.W. Fong, Kenneth Alibek

Paperback | September 8, 2011

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This volume provides guidance and answers to frequently asked questions in infectious diseases, thus facilitating improved patient care, prudent and cost effective management and investigation of these disorders. Other more complicated but less common conditions are also reviewed. Uniquely, this volume directly discusses several controversies regarding infectious diseases from the 21st century.
I. W. Fong, MB, BS, FRCPC Chief, Infectious Disease 30 Bond St., Suite 4179, CC wing St. Michael's Hospital Toronto, Ont., M5B 1W8 Tel: 416-864-5867 Fax: 416-564-5310
Title:New and Evolving Infections of the 21st CenturyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:390 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.03 inPublished:September 8, 2011Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1441921893

ISBN - 13:9781441921895

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Table of Contents

New and Evolving Infections of the 21st Century  Section I: Evolving Infectious DiseasesChapter 1: West Nile virus1. Virology2. Epidemiology3. Clinical spectrum4. Diagnosis 5. Management 6. Prevention 7. Future directions Chapter 2: Hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome - A new twist to an established pathogen1. Virology2. Pathophysiology & animal models3. Epidemiology and transmission4. Clinical spectrum5. Diagnosis of acute infection6. Current Management7. Prevention8. Future Directions9. References  Chapter 3: Human Ehrlichioses and Anaplasmosis1. Human Ehrlichioses (Human monocytotropic and ehrlichiosis ewingii)2. Human Anaplasmosis Chapter 4: Cross-species transmission of poxviruses1. Introduction: the poxvirus family2. Poxviruses that cause human disease3. Genera that have not caused human disease4. Newly identified poxvirus genera5. Conclusion  Section II: Newly Recognized Human VirusesChapter 5: The Severe Acute Respiratory syndrome (SARS)1. Sequence of Events2. Epidemiological Characteristics3. General Virology4. Clinical Findings5. Laboratory Diagnostics6. Pathology and Immunology7. Animal Models and Koch's Postulates8. Clinical Management9. Laboratory Safety, Community and Hospital Infection Control  Chapter 6: Newly Identified Human Herpesviruses: HHV-6, -7, and -81. HHV-6 AND HHV-72. HHV-8  Chapter 7: Nipah and Hendra Virus Encephalitis1. Introduction 2. Hendra virus infection3. Nipah virus infection4. Conclusions 5. References  Chapter 8: Enterovirus 71 Encephalitis1. Virology2. Transmission, Incubation Period3. Epidemiology4. Clinical Spectrum5. Diagnosis6. Management7. Prevention8. Future Directions  Chapter 9: Avian Influenza Viruses and Pandemic InfluenzaIntroductionVirologyPathogensis of avian influenzaAvian influeza viruses infecting humansLaboratory diagniosis of avian influenzaTreatment and prevention7. Pandemic preparedness and future directives8. References

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"The book is well timed, and it places perceived and real viral threats in perspective. . the book will be a valuable contribution to education and preparedness. . This book will be a useful and relatively current resource not only for experts and researchers in public health and infectious diseases but also for veterinary and medical professionals as well as graduate students." (Jonathan L. Heeney, New England Journal of Medicine, August, 2007)