New and Evolving Infections of the 21st Century
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This volume provides guidance and answers to frequently asked questions in infectious diseases, thus facilitating improved patient care, prudent and cost effective management and investigation of these disorders. Other more complicated but less common conditions are also reviewed. Uniquely, this volume directly discusses several controversies regarding infectious diseases from the 21st century.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 376 pages
  • 156 x 235 x 23.11mm | 1,600g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 2007 ed.
  • 13 Tables, black and white; XIV, 376 p.
  • 0387326472
  • 9780387326474

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This new volume of the Emerging Infectious Diseases of the 21st Century Series, has complied a collection of chapters by leading authorities of the world on emerging & evolving infections that is a must read for anyone interested in this topic. The chapters by reknown experts have provided a wealth of up-date information, such as clinical spectrum of disease, epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, management, prevention and future research on the following topics:







Avian Influenza





Entervirus 71





Erlichiosis & Anaplasmosis





Hanta Virus Cardiopulmonary Syndrome





New Herpes Viruses (6, 7 & 8)





NIPAH & Hendra Viruses





Pox Virus Zoonses





SARS





West Nile Virus
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Table of contents

New and Evolving Infections of the 21st Century Section I: Evolving Infectious Diseases Chapter 1: West Nile virus 1. Virology 2. Epidemiology 3. Clinical spectrum 4. Diagnosis 5. Management 6. Prevention 7. Future directions Chapter 2: Hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome - A new twist to an established pathogen 1. Virology 2. Pathophysiology & animal models 3. Epidemiology and transmission 4. Clinical spectrum 5. Diagnosis of acute infection 6. Current Management 7. Prevention 8. Future Directions 9. References Chapter 3: Human Ehrlichioses and Anaplasmosis 1. Human Ehrlichioses (Human monocytotropic and ehrlichiosis ewingii) 2. Human Anaplasmosis Chapter 4: Cross-species transmission of poxviruses 1. Introduction: the poxvirus family 2. Poxviruses that cause human disease 3. Genera that have not caused human disease 4. Newly identified poxvirus genera 5. Conclusion Section II: Newly Recognized Human Viruses Chapter 5: The Severe Acute Respiratory syndrome (SARS) 1. Sequence of Events 2. Epidemiological Characteristics 3. General Virology 4. Clinical Findings 5. Laboratory Diagnostics 6. Pathology and Immunology 7. Animal Models and Koch's Postulates 8. Clinical Management 9. Laboratory Safety, Community and Hospital Infection Control Chapter 6: Newly Identified Human Herpesviruses: HHV-6, -7, and -8 1.HHV-6 AND HHV-7 2. HHV-8 Chapter 7: Nipah and Hendra Virus Encephalitis 1. Introduction 2. Hendra virus infection 3. Nipah virus infection 4. Conclusions 5. References Chapter 8: Enterovirus 71 Encephalitis 1. Virology 2. Transmission, Incubation Period 3. Epidemiology 4. Clinical Spectrum 5. Diagnosis 6. Management 7. Prevention 8. Future Directions Chapter 9: Avian Influenza Viruses and Pandemic Influenza Introduction Virology Pathogensis of avian influenza Avian influeza viruses infecting humans Laboratory diagniosis of avian influenza Treatment and prevention 7. Pandemic preparedness and future directives 8. References
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"The book is well timed, and it places perceived and real viral threats in perspective. ... the book will be a valuable contribution to education and preparedness. ... This book will be a useful and relatively current resource not only for experts and researchers in public health and infectious diseases but also for veterinary and medical professionals as well as graduate students." (Jonathan L. Heeney, New England Journal of Medicine, August, 2007)
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"The book is well timed, and it places perceived and real viral threats in perspective. ... the book will be a valuable contribution to education and preparedness. ... This book will be a useful and relatively current resource not only for experts and researchers in public health and infectious diseases but also for veterinary and medical professionals as well as graduate students." (Jonathan L. Heeney, New England Journal of Medicine, August, 2007)
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About I. W. Fong

I. W. Fong, MB, BS, FRCPC


Chief, Infectious Disease


30 Bond St., Suite 4179, CC wing


St. Michael's Hospital


Toronto, Ont., M5B 1W8


Tel: 416-864-5867


Fax: 416-564-5310


fongi@smh.toronto.on.ca
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