Imported Infectious Diseases: The Impact in Developed Countries (Woodhead Publishing Series in Biomedicine 66)

Imported Infectious Diseases: The Impact in Developed Countries (Woodhead Publishing Series in Biomedicine 66)

By: Dr Fernando Cobo (author)Hardback

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The increase of immigrant population in developed countries (mainly in Europe and North America) together with an important increase of international travel worldwide are the two most important causes that have contributed to the introduction and diagnosis of imported/tropical infectious diseases in these countries. These factors have had an important impact in developed countries in both social and economic aspects. Imported Infectious Diseases focuses not only on describing the infections, but also in evaluating the current epidemiology, the economic and social impact and the possibility to apply immunization measures and vaccines. The main purpose of this book is to give an overview of the current most important and frequent imported infectious diseases in developed countries. The first chapter informs about the medical services that are being offered to the immigrants in the main developed countries depending on the legal situation. Following chapters describe the main surveillance systems for these kinds of diseases, mainly in Europe and North America. Finally, remaining chapters contain sections on epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical features, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

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Dr Fernando Cobo is a specialist in microbiology working in the Microbiology Department of the Hospital de Poniente, Spain, and has previously worked at the University Hospital Virgen de las Nieves and the Stem Cell Bank of Andalucia. He is a member of several professional societies including the Spanish Society of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, and has published over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, 10 books, 90 book chapters, and 120 national and international conference papers.


Epidemiology; Surveillance systems in developed countries; Febrile syndrome in immigrants and travelers; Diarrhoea Syndrome; Current status of malaria; Filariasis; Schistosomiasis: Bilharziasis; Strongyloidiasis; Trypanosomiasis; Taeniasis and neurocysticercosis; HIV infection; Syphilis; Tuberculosis: The problem of multirresistance; Viral hepatitis; Leishmaniasis; Main causes of viral hemorrhagic fever; Arthropod-borne viruses affecting the central nervous system; Impact of imported infections in health care providers; Prophylaxis, immunisation and vaccination.

Product Details

  • publication date: 18/08/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781907568572
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9781907568572
  • weight: 594
  • ISBN10: 1907568573

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