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Infectious & contagious diseases

See below for a selection of the latest books from Infectious & contagious diseases category. Presented with a red border are the Infectious & contagious diseases books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Infectious & contagious diseases books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Zika What Everyone Needs to Know (R)

Zika What Everyone Needs to Know (R)

The Zika Virus transitioned from a rare and relatively mild tropical illness to a full-blown global health crisis in the span of approximately one year. Now active in more than 60 countries, Zika is an epidemic unlike any in history: a virus spread by both mosquitos and sex, and one whose most significant effect - congenital birth defects - might not be revealed until months after infection. Zika: What Everyone Needs to Know (R) offers both a summary of the virus' history to date and an expert overview of what's known - and unknown - about its medical impacts. Written in clear language and in a highly navigable question-and-answer format, this book offers expert answers to the most common and difficult questions surrounding this new global threat: * Where did Zika come from? * Where is Zika likely to migrate geographically? * What are the risks associated with travel and sex in Zika-affected areas? * Does Zika cause birth defects in all pregnant hosts? * Do some people's medical histories make them more susceptible to Zika? * How long after infection is conception safe? * Is a Zika vaccine likely? Authored by two of the world's leading infectious disease experts, this book offers practical and accessible information on this most unpredictable epidemic. It cuts through the slow, opaque information feed of the world's shepherding health organizations to provide the most current information available and a reliable resource for those who stand to be affected.

Zika What Everyone Needs to Know (R)

Zika What Everyone Needs to Know (R)

The Zika Virus transitioned from a rare and relatively mild tropical illness to a full-blown global health crisis in the span of approximately one year. Now active in more than 60 countries, Zika is an epidemic unlike any in history: a virus spread by both mosquitos and sex, and one whose most significant effect - congenital birth defects - might not be revealed until months after infection. Zika: What Everyone Needs to Know (R) offers both a summary of the virus' history to date and an expert overview of what's known - and unknown - about its medical impacts. Written in clear language and in a highly navigable question-and-answer format, this book offers expert answers to the most common and difficult questions surrounding this new global threat: * Where did Zika come from? * Where is Zika likely to migrate geographically? * What are the risks associated with travel and sex in Zika-affected areas? * Does Zika cause birth defects in all pregnant hosts? * Do some people's medical histories make them more susceptible to Zika? * How long after infection is conception safe? * Is a Zika vaccine likely? Authored by two of the world's leading infectious disease experts, this book offers practical and accessible information on this most unpredictable epidemic. It cuts through the slow, opaque information feed of the world's shepherding health organizations to provide the most current information available and a reliable resource for those who stand to be affected.

Sexually Transmitted Infections in Adolescence and Young Adulthood A Practical Guide for Clinicians

Sexually Transmitted Infections in Adolescence and Young Adulthood A Practical Guide for Clinicians

Author: Sophia A. Hussen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/12/2019

This book is designed to present a comprehensive and state-of the-art update that covers the pathophysiology, epidemiology, and clinical presentation of the most frequently encountered STIs in adolescence and young adulthood. The introductory sections discuss more general themes including approaches to obtaining a sexual history and exam, concerns of sexual minority youth, ethical and legal considerations, and health disparities in STIs in this population. Subsequent chapters are organized by pathogen such as herpes simplex virus, and human immunodeficiency virus, or clinical syndrome including pelvic inflammatory disease, and vaginitis. Each chapter begins with a case study to illustrate key characteristics of the disease process in question and includes rich illustrations, resources, and guidelines. Written by experts in the field, the text includes a review of epidemiology, pathophysiology, treatment, prevention, and adolescent-specific considerations that is vital to working with this important population. With its transdisciplinary perspective, Sexually Transmitted Infections in Adolescence and Young Adulthood is a unique text that is valuable to infectious disease specialists, adolescent medicine specialists, gynecologists, primary care physicians, advanced practice providers, medical administrative staff, school nurses, sexual health educators, social workers, and public health officials.

Comprehensive Review of Infectious Diseases

Comprehensive Review of Infectious Diseases

Perfect for board review or quick reference in clinical practice, Comprehensive Review of Infectious Diseases is a balanced, high-yield resource covering the full range of infectious disease topics. Whether you're preparing for examinations or are looking for a concise resource to support your practice, this unique review contains precisely the information you need - from common infectious diseases concepts and conditions to hundreds of up-to-date review questions and answers for self-assessment and exam preparation. Covers the most frequently encountered concepts and conditions in infectious diseases. Covers challenging areas frequently covered on the boards: clinically-relevant microbiology and ID pharmacology, HIV and antiretroviral therapy, infections in immunocompromised hosts, dermatologic manifestations of ID, infection mimics, infection control and prevention, and more. Includes new and emerging topics such as neglected tropical diseases, bioterrorism, and emerging and re-emerging infections. Provides 450 case-based, board-style multiple-choice questions and answers for test prep and self-assessment. Facilitates quick review and maximum retention of information by including hundreds of high-quality illustrations, tables, high-yield boxes, and bulleted lists. Contains practical tips for taking the boards, buzzwords and memory aids for board questions, and clinical and board pearls. Edited and written by rising stars in the field of infectious diseases - authors who have recently taken the boards and excelled, and who understand the challenges posed by this complex field of study and practice. Includes an Expert ConsultT eBook version with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

Red Book (R) Atlas of Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Red Book (R) Atlas of Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Author: American Academy of Pediatrics Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2019

The fourth edition of this best-selling Red Book (R) image companion aids in the diagnosis and treatment of more than 160 of the most commonly seen pediatric infectious diseases. This edition features Zika virus, chikungunya, serious bacterial infections caused by Enterobacteriaceae, Moraxella catarrhalis, human parechovirus, rhinovirus, staphylococcal food poisoning, Staphylococcus aureus, coagulase-negative staphylococcal infections, Ureaplasma urealyticum, and Ureaplasma parvum. Streamline disease recognition and clinical decision-making with hundreds of finely detailed color images, combined with updated step-by-step guidelines. Concise text descriptions walk the reader through the diagnosis, evaluation, and management essentials for each condition. Clinical manifestations Epidemiology Diagnostic tests Etiology Incubation period Treatment Contents include: Adenovirus Infections Bacteroides and Prevotella Infections Bartonella henselae (Cat-Scratch Disease) Candidiasis Cystosporiasis (formerly Isosporiasis) Diphtheria Epstein-Barr Virus Infections (Infectious Mononucleosis) Giardia intestinalis Infections (Giardiasis) Human Herpesvirus 6 (including Roseola) and 7 Lyme Disease (Lyme borreliosis, Borrelia burgdorferi Infection) Meningococcal Infections Nocardiosis Onchocerciasis (River Blindness, Filariasis) Human Papillomaviruses Pediculosis Capitis (Head Lice) Pelvic inflammatory disease Pneumococcal Infections Rabies Respiratory Syncytial Virus Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Salmonella Infections Shigella Infections Group A Streptococcal Infections Staphylococcus aureus Syphilis Tinea Corporis (Ringworm of the Body) Trichinellosis (Trichinella spiralis) Tuberculosis Endemic Typhus (Flea-borne Typhus or Murine Typhus) West Nile Virus Zika virus Plus much more...

Pocket Guide to Mycological Diagnosis

Pocket Guide to Mycological Diagnosis

Author: Rossana de Aguiar Cordeiro Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/11/2019

The Pocket Guide to Mycological Diagnosis provides useful and concise information for microbiologists and professionals diagnosing the most medically relevant fungal species. Cellular and molecular techniques, immunological methods, and more accurate microscopy equipment available in most mycology laboratories now make diagnosis more routine. Furthermore, information regarding medical mycology, including identification of specific fungal pathogens, is widely available. This book helps mycologists address the emerging challenges of diagnosis. Key Features Succinct summary of fungal disease diagnosis Includes opportunistic fungal infections that can afflict immunocompromised patients Permits the identification of common fungal pathogens Reviews antifungal drugs Related Titles Ghannoum, M. A. & John R. Perfect, eds. Antifungal Therapy, 2nd ed. (ISBN 978-1-4987-6814-6) Miyaji, M., ed. Animal Models in Medical Mycology (ISBN 978-1-3158-9059-3) Razzaghi-Abyaneh, M., M. Shams-Ghahfarokhi and M. Rai, eds. Medical Mycology: Current Trends and Future Prospects (ISBN 978-1-4987-1421-1)

Pocket Guide to Mycological Diagnosis

Pocket Guide to Mycological Diagnosis

Author: Rossana de Aguiar Cordeiro Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/11/2019

The Pocket Guide to Mycological Diagnosis provides useful and concise information for microbiologists and professionals diagnosing the most medically relevant fungal species. Cellular and molecular techniques, immunological methods, and more accurate microscopy equipment available in most mycology laboratories now make diagnosis more routine. Furthermore, information regarding medical mycology, including identification of specific fungal pathogens, is widely available. This book helps mycologists address the emerging challenges of diagnosis. Key Features Succinct summary of fungal disease diagnosis Includes opportunistic fungal infections that can afflict immunocompromised patients Permits the identification of common fungal pathogens Reviews antifungal drugs Related Titles Ghannoum, M. A. & John R. Perfect, eds. Antifungal Therapy, 2nd ed. (ISBN 978-1-4987-6814-6) Miyaji, M., ed. Animal Models in Medical Mycology (ISBN 978-1-3158-9059-3) Razzaghi-Abyaneh, M., M. Shams-Ghahfarokhi and M. Rai, eds. Medical Mycology: Current Trends and Future Prospects (ISBN 978-1-4987-1421-1)

Herpes Simplex Virus Methods and Protocols

Herpes Simplex Virus Methods and Protocols

Author: Russell J. Diefenbach Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/11/2019

This second edition volume expands on the previous edition with a discussion of new and updated methods used to study the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV), along with a look at the latest developing technologies such as next generation sequencing, CRISPR/Cas9 engineering, and the use of BioID to identify protein-protein interactions. Chapters cover topics such as the biology, life cycle, and current state of antiviral and vaccine development for HSV-1; protocols on growing viruses in cell culture and manipulating viral DNA; design and application of HSV-1 vectors for cancer- and gene-therapy; and structural analyses, microscopy, proteomics, and testing of antivirals. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Cutting-edge and comprehensive, Herpes Simplex Virus: Methods and Protocols, Second Edition is a valuable resource for immunologists, and molecular and cell biologists. This book will also be useful for researchers who wish to initiate molecular and/or cellular-based approaches to study HSV.

An Ebola Outbreak Lessons from the 2014-2015 Epidemic

An Ebola Outbreak Lessons from the 2014-2015 Epidemic

This book recounts the Ebola Virus Outbreak of 2014-2015 by merging clinical and diagnostic issues with behavioral and political factors. Lessons learned are intended to help future respondents by improving coordination and collaboration. The book begins with a report of an earlier prediction of an impending outbreak based on serological evidence from a decade earlier. This warning was ignored. As a result, early cases of Ebola and efforts to control the epidemic were hindered by old approaches, and human behavior, facilitating the spread of the virus, worsening the outbreak. This is a case study of failures and successes highlighted by the struggle to halt this devastating epidemic. Key selling features: Provides a concise overview of an outbreak that captured special public attention Focuses upon both clinical and diagnostic aspects of the epidemic Documents important lessons learned from this outbreak that can provide guidance for inevitable future epidemics Illustrates the important role played by preparation for outbreaks Explores the role of human behavior on disease spread

Chagas Disease A Clinical Approach

Chagas Disease A Clinical Approach

Author: Jaime Marcelo Altcheh Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2019

Chagas disease is a potentially life threatening condition that was historically mainly endemic to Latin America. Over the last decade, however, the disease has spread to and is increasingly prevalent in other continents such as North America and Europe, with an estimated 7 million people infected worldwide. It is primarily transmitted by insect vectors that carry the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, the disease agent. In areas where there is vector control and in non-endemic countries, it is mainly transmitted via congenital infection. Cardiac and gastrointestinal complications are common in untreated individuals. This book offers a comprehensive overview of Chagas disease, including its vectorial and congenital transmission, and molecular diagnosis, which is essential for screening, and developing and providing timely, effective anti-trypanosomal treatment. Written by experts working with infected patients on a daily basis, it discusses the pathogenesis of congenital, cardiac, gastrointestinal and oral Chagas disease, as well as its treatment and the pharmacological aspects of drug development in this area. Chapter Chagas Disease Treatment Efficacy Biomarkers: Myths and Realities is available open access under a via link.springer.com.

Infectious Diseases, Microbiology and Virology A Q&A Approach for Specialist Medical Trainees

Infectious Diseases, Microbiology and Virology A Q&A Approach for Specialist Medical Trainees

Author: Luke S. P. (Imperial College London) Moore, James C. Hatcher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2019

An essential resource for practitioners in infectious diseases and microbiology, studying for the new FRCPath Part 1 infection examination accredited by the Royal College of Pathologists, and trainees sitting the membership exams of the Royal College of Physicians. Including over 300 multiple choice questions in an exam-style Q&A format, this guide provides an invaluable revision platform for domestic and international trainees alike, with scope to present infection-based support for other medical specialties, where infection forms a core component, including intensive care. Authored by leading specialists in infectious diseases and microbiology, this invaluable training guide is the first of its kind to cover both undergraduate and postgraduate material in infectious diseases. Mapping directly from the FRCPath and RCP infection curricula, students are able to explore areas of curriculum to gain knowledge and optimise decision-making skills, under pressure.

Dengue Virus Disease From Origin to Outbreak

Dengue Virus Disease From Origin to Outbreak

Dengue Virus Disease: From Origin to Outbreak provides a detailed accounting of one of the world's fastest growing infections. According to the World Health Organization, Dengue virus incidence has increased 30-fold over the past 50 years, with up to 50 to 100 million infections occurring annually in over 100 endemic countries. This estimate puts nearly half the world's population at risk. This book reviews the history, clinical and diagnostic aspects of dengue virus, also presenting our current knowledge on the pathophysiology of severe dengue and addressing the importance of dengue virus infections in those traveling to parts of the world where it is endemic.