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Emerging Infections 7

Publication Date:
October 25, 2006
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406 pages

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  • About the Book

    Book Summary

    This volume is the seventh in a series of books based on ICAAC Symposia on Emerging Infections. It offers an updated review of new and emerging infectious diseases, including Avian Influenza (H5N1), Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), West Nile fever, and many others. The editors are experts in their respective fields of research and are active in the scientific and clinical communities that deal with emerging pathogens. The Emerging Infections series is a valuable resource for a wide range of people working in microbiology, Infectious diseases, epidemiology, public health, and clinical medicine.
  • Contents

    Table of Contents 1. Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Virus, Justin R. Ortiz and Timothy M. Uyeki 2. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), J. S. M. Peiris, Y. Guan, L. L. M. Poon, V. C. C. Cheng, J. M. Nicholls, and K. Y. Yuen 3. Human Metapneumovirus, Bernadette G. van den Hoogen, Albert D. M. E. Osterhaus, and Ron A. M. Fouchier 4. Changing Patterns of Respiratory Viral Infections in Transplant Recipients, Michael G. Ison and Jay A. Fishman 5. Monkeypox Virus: Insights on Its Emergence in Human Populations, Inger Damon 6. West Nile Virus, Lyle R. Petersen 7. Chandipura Encephalitis: a Newly Recognized Disease of Public Health Importance in India, Akhilesh Chandra Mishra 8. Emergence of Novel Retroviruses, Nathan D. Wolfe, William M. Switzer, and Walid Heneine 9. Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Susan E. Crawford, Susan Boyle-Vavra, and Robert S. Daum 10. Carbapenem Resistance in Klebsiella pneumoniae and Other Members of the Family Enterobacteriaceae, Simona Bratu and John Quale 11. The Emerging Role of Klebsiellae in Liver Abscess, Joseph Rahimian and Jin-Town Wang 12. Conjugate Vaccines as Probes To Define the Burden of Pneumococcal and Haemophilus influenzae Type b Pneumonia as Well as the Role of Viruses in the Pathogenesis of Pneumonia, Keith P. Klugman and Shabir A. Madhi 13. Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis and Crohn’s Disease, Saleh A. Naser and Najih A. Naser 14. Zygomycosis, Corina E. Gonzalez, Charalampos Antachopoulos, Shmuel Shoham, and Thomas J. Wal 15. Emerging Food- and Waterborne Protozoan Diseases, Michael J. Arrowood, Ynes R. Ortega, Lihua X. Xiao, and Ronald Fayer 16. Multidrug-Resistant Acinetobacter Infections in U.S. Military Personnel, 2003 to 2005, Kepler A. Davis and Kimberly A. Moran 17. Leishmaniasis in American Soldiers: Parasites from the Front, Naomi E. Aronson 18. Smallpox Vaccination: a Review of Adverse Events for Contemporary Health Care Providers, Vincent A. Fulginiti