Aimed at the biomedical research community, this volume provides reviews and new and re-emerging bacterial, viral and parasitic infections, their life cycles, host defense evasion strategies, and clinical features. It includes the history of infectious disease outbreaks, population and evolutionary biology of human pathogens, and current epidemiological models that describe how ecological and demographic changes produce new epidemics.
- Hardback | 527 pages
- 172.72 x 254 x 27.94mm | 952.54g
- 09 Feb 1998
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Academic Press Inc
- San Diego, United States
- b&w illustrations, index
Table of contents
Analytical theory of epidemics, R.M. Anderson; re-emergence of tuberculosis, B.R. Bloom; mobile genetic elements and the evolution of new epidemic strains of "V. Cholorae":, J. Mekalanos; E.Coli, T. Whittam; the revival of group A streptococcal diseases with a commentary on staphyloccal toxic shock disease, J.M. Musser and R. Krause; lyme disease, A.C. Steere; antibiotic resistance in bacteria, J. Davies and V. Webb; influenza as an emerging microbial pathogen, R.G. Webster; dengue population dynamics, E.C. Holmes, G.P. Garnett and L. Bartley; AIDS epidemic - demographic aspects, population biology and virus evolution, T.C. Quinn and A. Fauci; Korean hemorrhagic fever and hantavirus pulmonary syndrome - two examples of emerging bunyavirus disease, N. Nathanson; filoviruses, F. Murphy and C.J. Peters; parasite arthopod interactions and the influence this has on the emergence and evolution of the parasite, W. Tabachnik; new intestinal protozoa, A.A.F. Mahmoud; emergence of BSE, J. Hope; emergence of malaria, K. Day.
About Richard M. Krause
Edited by John I. Gallin, Anthony S. Fauci, and Richard M. Krause