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Emerging Infections 1

Publication Date:
November 06, 1997
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298 pages

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  • About the Book

    Book Summary

    This book is the first of an annual series of books which will be based on ICAAC Symposia on Emerging Infections. The editors are in the forefront of the scientific and clinical communities dealing with emerging pathogens. Each chapter is written by an expert in the field and will cover basic science as well as clinical topics. This book and the series will be valuable and popular for a wide range of people working in the fields of infectious diseases, internal medicine, and clinical microbiology.
  • Contents

    Table of Contents Epidemic Dengue and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever: a Global Public Health Problem in the 21st Century 1. Hemorrhagic Fevers: How They Wax and Wane 2. Recurrent Emergence of Venezuelan Equine Encephalomyelitis 3. Flying Foxes, Horses, and Humans: a Zoonosis Caused by a New Member of the Paramyxoviridae 4. The Reemergence of Rabies 5. Emerging Human Ehrlichioses: Recently Recognized, Widely Distributed, Life-Threatening Tick-Borne Diseases 6. The Reemergence of Severe Group A Streptococcal Disease: an Evolutionary Perspective 7. Patterns in the Emergence of Epidemic Meningococcal Disease 8. Escherichia coli O157:H7 9. Bartonella: an Emerging Human Pathogen 10. Epidemic Diptheria in the Newly Independent States of the Former Soviet Union 11. A Convergence of Tick-Transmitted Diseases within the Lyme Disease Transmission Cycle 12. Helicobacter pylori and Gastroduodenal Disorders 13. The Changing Nature of Nontuberculous Mycobacteriology 14. Emerging Fungal Pathogens: Evolving Challenges to Immunocompromised Patients 15. Emerging Enteric Protozoa: Cryptosporidium, Cyclospora, and Microsporidia 16. Emerging and Reemerging Infections: the Critical Societal Determinants, Their Mitigation, and Our Responsibilities 17. Addressing the Challenges of Emerging Infectious Diseases: Implementation of the strategy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention