Public Health And Infectious Diseases

Hardcover | March 19, 2010

byJeffrey GriffithsEditorJames H. Maguire, Kristian Heggenhougen

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Emerging infectious diseases may be defined as diseases being caused by pathogens only recently recognized to exist. This group of diseases is important globally, and the experience of the last 30 years suggests that new emerging diseases are likely to bedevil us. As the global climate changes, so changes the environment, which can support not only the pathogens, but also their vectors of transmission. This expands the exposure and effects of infectious disease and, therefore, the importance of widespread understanding of the relationship between public health and infectious disease. This work brings together chapters that explain reasons for the emergence of these infectious diseases. These include the ecological context of human interactions with other humans, with animals that may host human pathogens, and with a changing agricultural and industrial environment, increasing resistance to antimicrobials, the ubiquity of global travel, and international commerce. * Features the latest discoveries related to influenza with a newly published article by Davidson Hamer and Jean van Seventer * Provides a listing of rare diseases that have become resurgent or spread their geographic distribution and are re-emergent * Highlights dengue and malaria, as well as agents such as West Nile and other arboviruses that have spread to new continents causing widespread concerns * Includes discussions of climate influencing the spread of infectious disease and political and societal aspects

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Emerging infectious diseases may be defined as diseases being caused by pathogens only recently recognized to exist. This group of diseases is important globally, and the experience of the last 30 years suggests that new emerging diseases are likely to bedevil us. As the global climate changes, so changes the environment, which can sup...

Stella Quah (Ph.D) is Adjunct Professor, Health Services and Systems Research Program, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, National University of Singapore. Her previous appointment was as Professor of Sociology at the National University of Singapore where she started her long academic career in 1972, initially at the Department of Comm...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:487 pages, 10.88 × 8.5 × 0.98 inPublished:March 19, 2010Publisher:Elsevier Science & TechLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0123815061

ISBN - 13:9780123815064

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Part I: Overview and Syndrome Chapters; Bacterial Infections, Childhood infectious diseases, Intestinal infections, Foodborne illnesses, Waterborne diseases, Hepatitis viral, Pneumonia; Part II: Bacteria and Rickettsia, Botulism, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Brucellosis, Escherichia coli, Cholera and other Vibrioses, Shigellosis, Salmonella, Typhoid fever, Helicobacter Pylori, Rickettsia, Streptococcal diseases, Chlamydia (Trachoma &STI), Leprosy, Syphilis; Part III: Parasites, intro to Parasitic diseases, Ectoparasites and Arthropod vectors, Protozoan diseases (various), Helminthes diseases (various); Part IV: Viruses, Arboviruses, Dengue, Dengue Hemorhagic Fever, Herpes Viruses, Measles, Mumps, Poliomyelitis, Rabies, Influenza, Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Rhinoviruses, Rubella, Yellow Fever