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Infections of Leisure

Publication Date:
April 15, 2016
Content Details:
411 pages

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  • About the Book

    Book Summary

    Infections of Leisure has been thoroughly updated with the latest infectious threats, treatments, and preventive measures. Designed for ease of use, each chapter focuses on the infection risks associated with a particular type of leisure activity.

    Presents useful information to support confident identification of leisure-associated infections. Enables informed choices and provides an understanding of the risks posed to human health by hobbies, exotic foods and travel. Useful for health care professionals, microbiologists, and infectious diseases specialists.


      “A unique and very readable collection of infectious and non-infectious diseases associated with travel, geography, activity and behavior. Each chapter includes an interesting and engaging mix of environments and microbes interrupted by human activity and the interesting clinical and epidemiological consequences of each. A great text that is easy to navigate for microbiologists and clinicians interested in internal medicine, sports medicine, travel medicine and infectious disease.”

      David W. Craft PhD, Medical Director of Microbiology, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

  • Contents

    Preface to the First Edition

    1 Infections and Intoxications from the Ocean: Risks of the Shore
    2 Infections Acquired via Fresh Water: from Lakes to Hot Tubs
    3 Arthropod-Borne Diseases: the Camper’s Uninvited Guests
    4 Infections Acquired in the Garden
    5 Diseases Transmitted by Man’s Best Friend: the Dog
    6 Diseases Transmitted by Cats
    7 Diseases Transmitted by Birds
    8 Diseases Transmitted by Less Common House Pets
    9 Diseases Transmitted by Man’s Worst Friend: the Rat
    10 Diseases Transmitted by Domestic Livestock: Perils of the Petting Zoo
    11 The Ancient Curse: Rabies
    12 Sports: the Infectious Hazards
    13 Infectious Risks of Traveling Abroad
    14 Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Travel: from Boudoir to Bordello
    15 Infections from Body Piercing and Tattoos
    16 Infectious Diseases at High Altitude
    17 Infectious Risks of Air Travel
    18 Infections on Cruise Ships
    19 Infections Associated with Exotic Cuisine: the Dangers of Delicacies