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Emerging Infections 10

Publication Date:
July 26, 2016
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441 pages

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  • About the Book

    Book Summary

    The tenth book in the Emerging Infections series features chapters written by leading infectious disease experts, who offer perspectives from basic and clinical research, epidemiology, and public health. Its coverage of current and emerging threats makes Emerging Infections 10 essential for anyone involved in the fight against infectious diseases, including professionals in microbiology, epidemiology, public health, and clinical and veterinary medicine.

    Essential resource for the fight against emerging infectious diseases
    Incidences such as the 2014 Ebola epidemic in West Africa and the 2015 appearance of Zika in Brazil provide dramatic evidence of the continued ability of microbes to emerge, spread, adapt, and threaten global health. The challenge facing infectious disease specialists and public health professionals is to improve and find new diagnostic, therapeutic, and prevention strategies.
    The editors of the 10th installment of the Emerging Infections series have compiled the perspectives of leading infectious disease experts into 22 chapters that provide important updates on a broad range of emerging and reemerging bacterial, viral, parasitic, and fungal infectious diseases in the United States and globally.  In addition to focusing on MERS, Ebola virus disease, chikungunya, and Zika virus disease, Emerging Infections 10 explores the global threat of antimicrobial resistance in reviews on carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, multiply-resistant gonococcal infections, non-typhoidal Salmonella infections, and artemisinin-resistant Plasmodium falciparum malaria.  Topics include both recently- and long-recognized diseases that pose challenges for the clinical, laboratory, research, public health, and animal health communities. 
    Emerging Infections 10 presents new and emerging strategies to prevent, control, and eradicate infectious diseases and guides readers to the primary literature where they can explore individual topics in greater depth. This book is a valuable reference for professionals in microbiology, epidemiology, public health, and clinical and veterinary medicine.


      “The renowned editors and the authors they enlisted teach us about microbial threats in our rapidly changing world. From frogs to people, from viruses to fungi, they detail compelling stories about urgent problems and suggest solutions. Emerging Infections 10 is an education at the front-lines of a perennial struggle.”

      - Martin J. Blaser, M.D., Director, Human Microbiome Program, New York Universitym, Author of Missing Microbes

      “In keeping with the longstanding tradition of this series, the 10th edition of Emerging Infections continues with timely updates of the newest information on the ever changing landscape of new infections of public health importance.”

      - David C. Hooper, MD, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chief, Infection Control Unit and Associate Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital

  • Contents

    Contributors ix

    Foreword xv

    Preface xvii

    Acknowledgments xix

    1 West Africa 2013: Re-examining Ebola 1

    Daniel G. Bausch and Amanda Rojek

    2 Preparing for Serious Communicable Diseases in the United States: What the Ebola Virus Epidemic Has Taught Us 39

    Jay B. Varkey and Bruce S. Ribner

    3 Ebola Virus Disease: Therapeutic and Potential Preventative Opportunities 53

    Robert Fisher and Luciana Borio

    4 Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) 73

    Sonja A. Rasmussen, Amelia K. Watson, and David L. Swerdlow

    5 The Emergence of Enterovirus D-68 105

    Kevin Messacar, Mark J. Abzug, and Samuel R. Dominguez

    6 The Role of Punctuated Evolution in the Pathogenicity of Influenza Viruses 121

    Jonathan A. McCullers

    7 Measles in the United States since the Millennium: Perils and Progress in the Postelimination Era 131

    Anne Schuchat, Amy Parker Fiebelkorn, and William Bellini

    8 Chikungunya Virus: Current Perspectives on a Reemerging Virus 143

    Clayton R. Morrison, Kenneth S. Plante, and Mark T. Heise

    9 Zika Virus Disease 163

    Werner Slenczka

    10 West Nile Virus Infection 175

    James J. Sejvar

    11 Mobilization of Carbapenemase-Mediated Resistance in Enterobacteriaceae 201

    Amy Mathers

    12 Antimicrobial Resistance Expressed by Neisseria gonorrhoeae: A Major Global Public Health Problem in the 21st Century 213

    Magnus Unemo, Carlos del Rio, and William M. Shafer

    13 Bordetella holmesii: Still Emerging and Elusive 20 Years On 239

    Laure F. Pittet and Klara M. Posfay-Barbe

    14 Cronobacter spp. 255

    Brian P. Blackwood and Catherine J. Hunter

    15 Clostridium difficile Infection 265

    Jae Hyun Shin, Esteban Chaves-Olarte, and Cirle A. Warren

    16 Emerging Tick-Borne Bacterial Pathogens 295

    Tahar Kernif, Hamza Leulmi, Didier Raoult, and Philippe Parola

    17 Bordetella pertussis 311

    Delma J. Nieves and Ulrich Heininger

    18 Invasive Infections with Nontyphoidal Salmonella in Sub-Saharan Africa 341

    Barbara E. Mahon and Patricia I. Fields

    19 Fungal Infections Associated with Contaminated Steroid Injections 359

    Carol A. Kauffman and Anurag N. Malani

    20 Emerging Fungal Infections in the Pacific Northwest: The Unrecognized Burden and Geographic Range of Cryptococcus gattii and Coccidioides immitis 375

    Shawn R. Lockhart, Orion Z. McCotter, and Tom M. Chiller

    21 The Emerging Amphibian Fungal Disease, Chytridiomycosis: A Key Example of the Global Phenomenon of Wildlife Emerging Infectious Diseases 385

    Jonathan E. Kolby and Peter Daszak

    22 Artemisinin-Resistant Plasmodium falciparum Malaria 409

    Rick M. Fairhurst and Arjen M. Dondorp

    Index 431