Cover image for Emerging infectious diseases : trends and issues
Emerging infectious diseases : trends and issues
Lashley, Felissa R., 1941-
Publication Information:
New York : Springer Pub., [2002]

Physical Description:
xxiv, 483 pages ; 24 cm
An introduction to emerging and reemerging infectious diseases / Scott Chavers, Hala Fawal, and Sten H. Vermund -- Microbial resistance to antibiotics / Gerald V. Stokes -- Categories and highlights of significant current emerging infectious diseases / Felissa R. Lashley -- Cholera / Laurie J. Singel and Felissa R. Lashley -- Cryptosporidiosis / Jeanne B. Hewitt and Marlene W. Schmid -- Cyclospora cayetanensis: arriving via Guatemalan raspberries / Felissa R. Lashley -- Dengue fever / Barbara J. Holtzclaw -- Ebola, Marburg, and Lassa fevers / Wayne E. Ellis and Felissa R. Lashley -- Escherichia coli O157:H7 / Donna Tartasky -- Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome / Amy V. Groom and James E. Check -- Hepatitis C / Victoria Davey -- HIV/AIDS / Inge Corless -- Legionellosis: Legionnaires' disease and Pontiac fever / Alicia M. Fry and Richard E. Besser -- Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis, and Babesiosis / Felissa R. Lashley -- Malaria / Roslyn Sykes and Gladys Mabunda -- Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis / Neil W. Schluger -- Prion diseases: Creutzfeld-Jakob disease and other transmissible spongiform encephalopathis / Noreen J. Mocsny and Felissa R. Lashley -- Drug-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae / Victoria L. Anderson -- Vancomyin-resistant Enterococci / Nancy Khardori -- West Nile virus / Felissa R. Lashley -- The role of infection in some cancers and chronic diseases / Felissa R. Lashley -- Travel, recreation, and emerging infectious diseases / Felissa R. Lashley -- Immunocompromised persons and emerging infectious diseases / Victoria Davey -- Bioterrorism / Dennis M. Perrotta -- Behavioral and cultural aspects of transmission and infection / Barbara Jeanne Fahey -- Into the future / C. J. Peters.
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
RA643 .E465 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Reference

On Order



Overuse of antibiotics, ease of global travel and now terrorism are some of the reasons for the alarming increase in new, antibiotic resistant or "conquered" infectious diseases.

Reviews 1

Choice Review

This new work updates the highly regarded first edition (CH, Nov'02, 40-1577), and is equally excellent. It offers a wealth of timely information about a variety of emerging and reemerging infections, including those that are of growing concern in the United States (such as hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, Lyme disease, and illness caused by E. coli O157:H7); those that are of global importance (such as HIV/AIDS and avian influenza); and those that are rare but frightening (such as Ebola and other hemorrhagic fevers). Following an overview of key emerging infectious diseases and the processes that facilitate emergence, 20 concise chapters provide details about specific infectious agents, including those associated with cholera, cryptosporidiosis, dengue fever, malaria, monkeypox, and West Nile virus infection. Other chapters discuss antimicrobial resistance, high-risk populations, bioterrorism, and the association between infection and some cancers and chronic diseases. The appendixes provide additional information on emerging infectious diseases, their modes of transmission, prevention methods, and a list of resources for further study. This is an excellent reference for anyone interested in emerging infections, and will be a valuable resource for health science students, especially those in nursing and public health. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-level undergraduates through professionals/practitioners. K. H. Jacobsen George Mason University

Table of Contents

Part I Background
An Introduction to Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases
L Scott Chavers and Sten Vermund
Microbial Resistance to AntibioticsStephan Harbarth
Categories and Highlights of Significant Current Emerging Infectious DiseasesFelissa R. Lashley
Part II Specific Diseases
CholeraLaurie J. Singel and Felissa R. Lashley
CryptosporidiosisJeanne Beauchamp Hewitt