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Emerging infections
Krause, Richard M., 1925-2015.
Publication Information:
San Diego : Academic Press, [1998]

Physical Description:
xiv, 513 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Introduction to emerging infectious diseases : stemming the tide -- Analytical theory of epidemics -- Persisting problems in tuberculosis -- Mobile genetic elements and the evolution of new epidemic strains of vibrio cholerae -- Pathogenic Escherichia coli O157:H7 : a model for emerging infectious diseases -- The revival of group A streptococcal diseases, with a commentary on staphylococcal toxic schock syndrome -- Lyme disease -- Antibiotic resistance in bacteria -- Influenza : an emerging microbial pathogen -- The emergence of dengue : past, present, and future -- The AIDS epidemic : demographic aspects, population biology, and virus evolution -- Korean hemorrhagic fever and hantavirus pulmonary syndrome : two examples of emerging hantaviral diseases -- Ebola virus : where does it come from and where is it going? -- Arthropod-borne pathogens : issues for understanding emerging infectious diseases -- "New" intestinal parasitic protozoa -- Transmissable spongiform encephalopathies of man and animals -- Malaria : a global threat.
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Aimed at the biomedical research community, this volume provides reviews and new and re-emerging bacterial, viral and parasitic infections, their life cycles, host defense evasion strategies, and clinical features. It includes the history of infectious disease outbreaks, population and evolutionary biology of human pathogens, and current epidemiological models that describe how ecological and demographic changes produce new epidemics.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Emerging Infectious Diseases: Stemming the TideR.M. Krause
Analytical Theory of EpidemicsR.M. Anderson
Persisting Problems in TuberculosisJ.D. McKinney and W.R. Jacobs, Jr. and B.R. Bloom
Mobile Genetic Elements and the Evolution of New Epidemic Strains of Vibrio choleraeE.J. Rubin and M.K. Waldor and J. Mekalanos
Pathogenic Escherichia coli 0157:H7: A Model for Emerging Infectious DiseasesT.S. Whittam and E.A. Mcgraw and S.D. Reid
The Revival of Group A Streptococcal Diseases, With a Commentary on Staphylococcal Toxic Shock SyndromeJ.M. Musser and R.M. Krause
Lyme DiseaseA.C. Steere
Antibiotic Resistance in BacteriaJ.E. Davies and V. Webb
Influenza: An Emerging Microbial PathogenR.G. Webster
The Emergence of Dengue: Past, Present, and FutureE.C. Holmes and L.M. Bartley and G.P. Garnett
The AIDS Epidemic: Demographic Aspects, Population Biology, and Virus EvolutionT.C. Quinn and A.S. Fauci
Korean Hemorrhagic Fever and Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome: Two Examples of Emerging Hantaviral DiseaseN. Nathanson and S.T. Nichol
Ebola Virus: Where Does it Come from and Where is it Going?F.A. Murphy and C.J. Peters
Arthropod-borne Pathogens: Issues for Understanding Emerging Infectious DiseasesW.J. Tabachnik
"New" Intestinal Parasitic ProtozoaA.A.F. Mahmoud
Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies of Man and AnimalsJ. Hope
Malaria: A Global ThreatK.P. Day
Subject Index