Emerging Infectious Diseases provides readers with core information about the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, prevention, and treatment of specific EIDs. The study of these emerging infectious diseases includes not only new diseases themselves, but their spread to new geographic areas, microbial resistance, the impact of EID's on global health, issues of surveillance, and how societal and demographic changes contribute to the appearance of EIDs. The book emphasizes issues of most relevance to our world today - including the most important and newest EIDs like avian influenza and SARS, special issues like bioterrorism, related behavioral and cultural factors, and infectious etiologies of chronic diseases - and includes appendices with charts of many ""new"" infectious diseases, a glossary, and index. Contributed by some of the world's leading experts on these diseases, who bolster their writings with the most recent scientific evidence, this new edition provides state-of-the-art information for a wide range of health professionals.
Felissa R. Lashley, PhD, RN, FABMGG, is former dean and professor at the College of Nursing at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Prior to that, she was a dean and professor at the Southern Illinois University--Edwardsville and a clinical professor of pediatrics at the School of Medicine, Southern Illinois University--Springfield. She is the first nurse to be certified as a PhD medical geneticist by the American Board of Medical Genetics, and is a founding fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics. She began her practice of genetic evaluation and counseling in 1973.
Preface; Contributors; Part I Background; An Introduction to Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases; L. Scott Chavers and Sten Vermund; Microbial Resistance to Antibiotics; Stephan Harbarth; Categories and Highlights of Significant Current Emerging Infectious Diseases; Felissa R. Lashley; Part II Specific Diseases; Cholera; Laurie J. Singel and Felissa R. Lashley; Cryptosporidiosis; Jeanne Beauchamp Hewitt.