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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!

Leprosy: From Diagnosis to Treatment

Leprosy: From Diagnosis to Treatment

Author: Daniel L. Knuth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/02/2020

Leprosy is the least contagious of infectious diseases; it is caused by M. leprae and M. lepromatosis and mainly affects the skin and peripheral nerves. In addition to existing interest due to the variation in the clinical characteristics of the disease between people, the immune response in this pathology will also differ. In the course of the disease, leprosy patients can experience episodes of acute inflammatory reactions known as leprosy reactions. Leprosy reactions are complications that may occur before, during, or after treatment, and cause further neurological damages that can cause chronic disabilities. As such, the authors discuss the role of immune response in leprosy pathogenesis and leprosy reactions. The treatment of leprosy is always based on the final clinical and laboratory confirmation of the diagnosis. The diagnosed patient must be treated for 6 months in case of paucibacillary and 12 months in case of multibacillary. Further, precaution should be always taken to treat a confirmed disease, as many diseases mimic leprosy. In closing, the authors highlight the current evidence about the association of vitamin D and VDR to leprosy disease progression. This knowledge will help in developing new strategies for the treatment and clinical management of leprosy patients.

West Nile Virus Outbreaks, Control and Prevention Strategies

West Nile Virus Outbreaks, Control and Prevention Strategies

Author: Marinke van Verseveld Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/02/2020

The opening study included in West Nile Virus: Outbreaks, Control and Prevention Strategies aims to design and implement an efficient data-driven agent-based model of West Nile virus spread, considering highly-mobile humans with a high level of heterogeneous properties. The authors propose a cellular difference equation model for adoption in West Nile virus-agent-based models. Following this, the authors summarize the envelope domain III protein, its production using various host systems, and applications in the development of West Nile virus vaccines and diagnostics. Lastly, this collection reviews the impacts of West Nile virus on several bird species, and discusses the implications for the long-term survival the Yellow-billed Magpie.

Viral Outbreaks, Biosecurity, and Preparing for Mass Casualty Infectious Diseases Events

Viral Outbreaks, Biosecurity, and Preparing for Mass Casualty Infectious Diseases Events

Author: Trish M. Perl Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/01/2020

Written by authorities in infectious disease and disaster preparedness, this one-stop resource covers the relevant theoretical, historical, and pragmatic considerations of viral outbreaks and bioterrorism. It provides an expert overview of this complex area for infectious disease physicians, emergency medicine physicians, hospital administrators, and more. Explores the historical context of various agents and potential agents that could be used for bioterrorism, including anthrax, tularemia, smallpox, SARS, and more. Discusses the lessons learned from naturally occurring outbreaks that have enhanced preparedness at individual hospitals locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. Provides forms, checklists, and algorithms throughout - invaluable resources for health care providers and administrators. Consolidates today's available information on this timely topic into a single convenient resource.

Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Author: Faro Sebastian Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/12/2019

Now in its sixth edition, Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology remains the only book to comprehensively cover infectious diseases in both obstetrics and general gynecology. Distilling complex clinical problems into an easy to use format, this text is divided in four unique sections, and some of these topics include:

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.

Water-Associated Infectious Diseases

Water-Associated Infectious Diseases

Author: Shailendra K. Saxena Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/12/2019

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the different water-associated infectious diseases and their linked pathogens with plausible strategies for their mitigation. Although, we are in the era of 21st century having most of the advanced technologies at hand, yet water-associated infectious diseases are the major contributors towards the worldwide morbidity and mortality. The book also focuses on the various implementation strategies of sustainable hygienic conditions, discusses the robust, and reliable policies and strategies on a global aspect to provide unprivileged people access to the basic sanitation, hygiene and water. In addition, the book discusses the possible indirect effect of global warming on the spread of infectious diseases through the distribution of associated vectors.

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.

Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases , An Issue of Infectious Disease Clinics of North America

Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases , An Issue of Infectious Disease Clinics of North America

Author: Alimuddin Zumla Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/12/2019

In consultation with Consulting Editor, Dr. Helen Boucher, Drs. Zumla and Hui have assembled an excellent clinical overview of the current priorities in treating emerging and re-emerging infections. A number of landmark events have occurred in the area of epidemic infections. The frequency and diversity of serious and drug/antibiotic-resistant infections are increasing. New and re-emerging infectious disease outbreaks continue to cause much human suffering and loss of life worldwide. Current priority infectious diseases concerns that threaten global health security are covered in this issue: Cholera; Typhoid and antibiotic-resistant strains; multi-drug-resistant Tuberculosis; Invasive Meningococcal disease; Invasive Pneumococcal disease; antibiotic-resistant bacterial, viral, and protozoal infections; diphtheria; pandemic influenza; MERS; SARS; Measles; viral haemorrhagic fevers; wild-type Polio virus; Zika; antibiotic-resistant sexually transmitted diseases; drug-resistant Malaria; ARV-resistant HIV; and fungal infections. This issue's clinical review articles, written by authoritative and renowned experts in the area would, have broad appeal, from general internists to respiratory specialists. It should also prove interesting to infectious diseases specialists, health practitioners in the tropics, pulmonologists, internal medicine fellows, family physicians, and health-care policy makers in the west and developing countries. Medical students, postgraduates, and research fellows (both undergraduates and postgraduates) will also find this issue useful and to be a updated reference in the field of respiratory medicine, tropical medicine, and infectious diseases.

Common Infectious Diseases with Homoeopathic Therapeutics & Repertory

Common Infectious Diseases with Homoeopathic Therapeutics & Repertory

Author: R. P. Mathur Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/12/2019

Tuberculosis Must Fall! A Multisector Partnership in Southern Africa's Mining Sector

Tuberculosis Must Fall! A Multisector Partnership in Southern Africa's Mining Sector

Author: Patrick L. Osewe, Barry Kistnasamy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2019

The book examines how a collaborative platform was established to cover 10 Southern African countries, and details the processes through which multiple countries, ministries, sectors, and partners have been brought together to address the varied dimensions of tuberculosis.