The Encyclopedia of Infectious Diseases

The Encyclopedia of Infectious Diseases

Book - 2007 | 3rd ed
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Baker & Taylor
Provides a guide and reference to a wide variety of infectious diseases and their causes, symptoms, treatment options and outlook, risk factors, and preventive measures.

Book News
Written in jargon-free language for the layperson, this reference contains 600-plus entries discussing infectious diseases and agents, symptoms, prevention, drug treatments and therapies. Entries on major diseases review cause, symptoms, history, diagnosis, treatment, complications, and prevention. Three appendices list drugs, tips on disinfecting the home, and health organizations' addresses and phone numbers. The third edition adds entries on new vaccines and viruses, defensins, food safety, mycoplasma pneumonia, and neonatal infections. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
More than 30 new germs affecting humans have emerged in recent decades, bringing with them deadly new diseases, such as avian flu, Ebola, and SARS. At the same time, weaponized viruses such as anthrax and smallpox have come to pose a greater threat to the world than ever before, and global transportation networks make it possible to spread new diseases among continents within a matter of hours. Doctors and scientists working to prevent outbreaks and epidemics face an increasingly difficult challenge.
With more than 600 entries, The Encyclopedia of Infectious Diseases, Third Edition provides up-to-date information on this topic, including the latest research, new treatments and vaccines, and rising diseases. Appendixes list drugs used to treat infectious diseases, offer tips for home disinfection, and provide a directory of helpful organizations and publications, making this the ultimate resource for knowledge about infectious diseases.

Facts on File
Praise for the previous edition:
"...recommended for undergraduate collections as well as medical and public libraries with a consumer health collection."—American Reference Books Annual

"The readable text and the clear organization of information make this a useful title for secondary-school and public libraries. It will also be useful in consumer health and patient education collections."—Booklist

"...a timely update for students and general readers...highly recommended."—Choice

"Recommended."—Library Media Connection

In the past 25 years, more than 30 new germs affecting humans have emerged onto the medical scene, most of them rising from animals. New diseases like the avian flu, Ebola, SARS, and weaponized viruses such as anthrax and smallpox pose a growing danger to the world. With the threat of infectious diseases remaining constant, it is essential to have clear and concise information on this topic.

With more than 600 entries, The Encyclopedia of Infectious Diseases, Third Edition provides up-to-date information on this expanding field, including the latest research, new treatments and vaccines, and rising diseases such as mad cow disease. Appendixes include drugs used to treat infectious diseases, tips for home disinfection, and lists of helpful organizations and publications, making this the ultimate resource for knowledge about infectious diseases.

Entries include:
  • Anthrax
  • Child care centers and infectious diseases
  • Encephalitis
  • Enterotoxin
  • Foodborne infections
  • Gulf War syndrome
  • Influenza (flu)
  • Marburg virus
  • Tuberculosis
  • West Nile virus.


Publisher: New York : Facts On File, c2007
Edition: 3rd ed
ISBN: 9780816063970
0816063974
9780816063987
0816063982
Branch Call Number: 616.903 TUR 2007
Characteristics: xiv, 412 p. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Ashby, Bonnie
Alternative Title: Infectious diseases

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