Genetics and Evolution of Infectious Diseases

Genetics and Evolution of Infectious Diseases

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Genetics and Evolution of Infectious Diseases, Second Edition, discusses the constantly evolving field of infectious diseases and their continued impact on the health of populations, especially in resource-limited areas of the world. Students in public health, biomedical professionals, clinicians, public health practitioners, and decisions-makers will find valuable information in this book that is relevant to the control and prevention of neglected and emerging worldwide diseases that are a major cause of global morbidity, disability, and mortality.

Although substantial gains have been made in public health interventions for the treatment, prevention, and control of infectious diseases during the last century, in recent decades the world has witnessed a worldwide human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) pandemic, increasing antimicrobial resistance, and the emergence of many new bacterial, fungal, parasitic, and viral pathogens.

The economic, social, and political burden of infectious diseases is most evident in developing countries which must confront the dual burden of death and disability due to infectious and chronic illnesses.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 686 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 38.1mm | 1,180g
  • United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0127999426
  • 9780127999425

Table of contents

1. Recent Developments in the Definition and Official Names of Virus Species

2. A Theory-Based Pragmatism for Discovering and Classifying Newly Divergent Species of Bacterial Pathogens

3. Population Structure of Pathogenic Bacteria

4. Epidemiology and Evolution of Fungal Pathogens in Plants and Animals

5. Clonal Evolution

6. Coevolution of Host and Pathogen

7. Microbes as Tracers of Past Human Demography and Migrations

8. Phylogenetic Analysis of Pathogens

9. Evolutionary Responses to Infectious Disease

10. Infectious Disease Genomics

11. Proteomics and Host-Pathogen Interactions: A Bright Future?

12. The Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance

13. Modern Morphometrics of Medically Important Arthropods

14. Evolution of Resistance to Insecticide in Disease Vectors

15. Genetics of Major Insect Vectors

16. Multilocus Sequence Typing of Pathogens: Methods, Analyses, and Applications

17. Next-Generation Sequencing, Bioinformatics, and Infectious Diseases

18. Genomics of Infectious Diseases and Private Industry

19. Current Progress in the Pharmacogenetics of Infectious Disease Therapy

20. Genetic Exchange in Trypanosomatids and Its Relevance to Epidemiology

21. Genomic Insights Into the Past, Current, and Future Evolution of Human Parasites of the Genus Plasmodium

22. Integrated Genetic Epidemiology of Chagas Disease

23. Adaptive Evolution of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex to Different Hosts

24. The Evolution and Dynamics of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus

25. Origin and Emergence of HIV/AIDS

26. Evolution of SARS Coronavirus and the Relevance of Modern Molecular Epidemiology

27. Ecology and Evolution of Avian Influenza Viruses
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About Michel Tibayrenc

Michel Tibayrenc, MD, PhD, has worked on the evolution of infectious diseases for more than 35 years. He is a director of research emeritus at the French Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement (IRD), the founder and editor-in-chief of Infection, Genetics and Evolution (Elsevier), with a 2014 impact factor of 3.015, and the founder and principal organizer of the international congresses MEEGID (molecular epidemiology and evolutionary genetics of infectious diseases). He is the author of more than 200 international papers. He has worked for one year in Algeria (as a general practitioner), one year in French Guiana, seven years in Bolivia, five years in the United States, and three years in Thailand. He has been the head of the unit of research "genetics and evolution of infectious diseases" at the IRD research center in Montpellier, France, for 20 years. With his collaborator Jenny Telleria, he is the founder and scientific adviser of the Bolivian Society of Human Genetics (2012). He has won the prize of the Belgian Society of tropical medicine (1985), the medal of the Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro (2000), for his work on Chagas disease, and he is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1993).
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