Twenty-first century progress against infectious diseases is threatened by urbanization, population growth, war refugees, changing sexual standards, and a host of other factors that open doors to the transmission of deadly pathogens. Infectious Diseases in an Age of Change reports on major infectious diseases that are on the rise today because of changing conditions and identifies urgently needed public health measures. This volume looks at the range of factors that shape the epidemiology of infectious diseases--from government policies to economic trends to family practices. Describing clinical characteristics, transmission, and other aspects, the book addresses major infectious threats--sexually transmitted diseases, Lyme disease, human cytomegalovirus, diarrheal diseases, dengue fever, hepatitis viruses, HIV, and malaria. The authors also look at the rising threat of drug-resistant strains of tuberculosis, rapid exhaustion of the weapons to fight bacterial infections, and prospects for vaccinations and eradication of pathogens.
Infectious Diseases in an Age of Change will be important to public health policymakers, administrators, and providers as well as epidemiologists and researchers.
Bernard Roizman, Editor, for the National Academy of Sciences
1 Front Matter; 2 Lyme Disease: A Growing Threat to Urban Populations; 3 Working Parents: The Impact of Day Care and Breast-Feeding on Cytomegalovirus Infections in Offspring; 4 Changes in Human Ecology and Behavior in Relation to the Emergence of Diarrheal Diseases, Including Cholera; 5 Dengue: The Risk to Developed and Developing Countries; 6 Hepatitis Viruses: Changing Patterns of Human Disease; 7 Population Migration and the Spread of Types 1 and 2 Human Immunodeficiency Viruses; 8 Impact of Malaria on Genetic Polymorphism and Genetic Diseases in Africans and African Americans; 9 Hospital-Acquired Infections: Diseases with Increasingly Limited Therapies; 10 Evolution of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis: A Tale of Two Species; 11 Effect of Human Ecology and Behavior on Patterns of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Including HIV Infection; 12 Genital Human Papillomavirus Infection; 13 Herpes Simplex Virus Infections of Women and Their Offspring: Implications for a Developed Society; 14 Human Ecology and Behavior and Sexually Transmitted Bacterial Infections; 15 Vaccines for Bacterial Sexually Transmitted Infections: A Realistic Goal?; 16 Quest for Life-Long Protection by Vaccination; 17 Index