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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!

Immunizations, An Issue of Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice

Immunizations, An Issue of Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice

Author: Savoy Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/10/2020

This issue of Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice, guest edited by Dr. Margot Savoy, is devoted to Immunizations. Articles in this issue include: Establishing and Maintaining a Vaccine Positive Practice Culture, Creating a Sustainable Vaccine Delivery Practice, Communicating About Immunization, Vaccine Safety, Opportunities and Challenges of Vaccinating in Pregnancy, Improving Immunization Coverage in Special Populations, Recognizing Vaccine Preventable Diseases and Managing Outbreaks, Addressing Immunization Health Disparities, Immunizing in a Global Society, What's New in Vaccine Science, Impact of HPV Vaccination in Reducing Cancer, Vaccine Policy in the United States, and more.

Viral Pandemics

Viral Pandemics

Author: Rae-Ellen W. Kavey, Allison B. Kavey Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/09/2020

Written by a public health practitioner and a medical historian, Viral Pandemics explores the terrifying world of viruses as the cause of all acute pandemics since 1900, including the COVID-19 pandemic. The book illuminates the critical dual roles of viral biology and increasing global interconnectedness that have resulted in an escalating pandemic spiral. Viral Pandemics is the first book to focus exclusively on pandemics caused by viruses and the first to report the COVID-19 pandemic. In each chapter, the historiographic narrative follows the path of the virus from its original detection through its first appearance as the cause of disease, to its emergence as an explosive pandemic. Scientific information is presented in an accessible, straightforward style in compelling narratives that introduce the extraordinary universe of diverse, opportunistic viruses whose remarkable capacities make them formidable adversaries. The book makes it clear that global viral disease challenges are a persistent reality with the potential to cause catastrophic loss of life and major social and economic damage. A summary chapter draws together lessons learned and develops a proposed multidisciplinary global response. Viral Pandemics is the only book that provides a complete historical narrative focused on viral pandemics. This comprehensive survey is designed for students and scholars in biology, epidemiology, public health, global history, and the history of medicine, as well as general readers interested in the science of pandemics.

Viral Pandemics

Viral Pandemics

Author: Rae-Ellen W. Kavey, Allison B. Kavey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/09/2020

Written by a public health practitioner and a medical historian, Viral Pandemics explores the terrifying world of viruses as the cause of all acute pandemics since 1900, including the COVID-19 pandemic. The book illuminates the critical dual roles of viral biology and increasing global interconnectedness that have resulted in an escalating pandemic spiral. Viral Pandemics is the first book to focus exclusively on pandemics caused by viruses and the first to report the COVID-19 pandemic. In each chapter, the historiographic narrative follows the path of the virus from its original detection through its first appearance as the cause of disease, to its emergence as an explosive pandemic. Scientific information is presented in an accessible, straightforward style in compelling narratives that introduce the extraordinary universe of diverse, opportunistic viruses whose remarkable capacities make them formidable adversaries. The book makes it clear that global viral disease challenges are a persistent reality with the potential to cause catastrophic loss of life and major social and economic damage. A summary chapter draws together lessons learned and develops a proposed multidisciplinary global response. Viral Pandemics is the only book that provides a complete historical narrative focused on viral pandemics. This comprehensive survey is designed for students and scholars in biology, epidemiology, public health, global history, and the history of medicine, as well as general readers interested in the science of pandemics.

The Ongoing Challenge of Antimicrobial Resistance, An Issue of Infectious Disease Clinics of North America

The Ongoing Challenge of Antimicrobial Resistance, An Issue of Infectious Disease Clinics of North America

Author: Richard R. Watkins Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/09/2020

Together with Consulting Editor Dr. Helen Boucher, Drs. Watkins and Bonomo have put together an issue of Infectious Disease Clinics of North America that provides the most current information on antibiotic resistance. Top experts have contributed clinical review articles that address the types of resistance based on drug class as well as emerging therapies and the future of telemedicine in the management of infections. The following topics are covered in this issue: The changing role of the clinical microbiology laboratory in defining resistance in gram-negatives; Extended-spectrum ?-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae infections; Multidrug-resistant bacteria in the community; Resistance to polymyxins; Resistance in Vancomycin-resistant enterococci; Resistance to newer ?-lactamase inhibitors; Antibiotic-resistant infections in the immunocompromised host; Emerging therapies for MRSA infections; Drug-resistant tuberculosis; Aminoglycoside resistance; The role of antibiotic stewardship and telemedicine in the management of MDR infections; and Emerging issues in antifungal resistance. Readers will have the current information they need to better manage antibiotic-resistant infections in patients.

Block's Disinfection, Sterilization, and Preservation

Block's Disinfection, Sterilization, and Preservation

Author: Gerald McDonnell Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/09/2020

With more international contributors than ever before, Block's Disinfection, Sterilization, and Preservation, 6th Edition, is the first new edition in nearly 20 years of the definitive technical manual for anyone involved in physical and chemical disinfection and sterilization methods. The book focuses on disease prevention-rather than eradication-and has been thoroughly updated with new information based on recent advances in the field and understanding of the risks, the technologies available, and the regulatory environments. International authorship has expanded, and editors and contributors have extensive backgrounds in antimicrobial control of infection risks. Discusses new understandings of microbes and how to manage them through disinfection and prevention. Content addresses chemical types of disinfectants/sterilants, physical disinfection/sterilization technologies, test methodologies, and more. eBook features a selection of full-color figures. Ideal for academic investigation as well as for practical use across industrial and regulatory applications. Enrich Your Ebook Reading Experience Read directly on your preferred device(s),such as computer, tablet, or smartphone. Easily convert to audiobook,powering your content with natural language text-to-speech.

Infectious Diseases, Microbiology and Virology

Infectious Diseases, Microbiology and Virology

Author: Luke S. P. (Imperial College London) Moore, James C. Hatcher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2020

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.

Leaders in Typhoid Fever

Leaders in Typhoid Fever

Author: E. B. Nash Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2020

Practical Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Practical Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Practical Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease: A hands-on guide offers practical tips and essential guidance for the clinical microbiologist and healthcare professional to put theoretical knowledge into daily practice. Using common clinical situations and problems as a guide, the handbook is intended to support the healthcare professional from interpretation of laboratory results, to consultation and infection control. Key Features Concisely covers the critical clinical microbiology and infectious disease topics with an emphasis on translating theoretical knowledge into clinical practice Provides practical guidance and solutions to commonly encountered issues and scenarios Presented in an accessible format to rapidly aid the clinician in day to day practice

Practical Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Practical Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Practical Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease: A hands-on guide offers practical tips and essential guidance for the clinical microbiologist and healthcare professional to put theoretical knowledge into daily practice. Using common clinical situations and problems as a guide, the handbook is intended to support the healthcare professional from interpretation of laboratory results, to consultation and infection control. Key Features Concisely covers the critical clinical microbiology and infectious disease topics with an emphasis on translating theoretical knowledge into clinical practice Provides practical guidance and solutions to commonly encountered issues and scenarios Presented in an accessible format to rapidly aid the clinician in day to day practice

Plotkin's Vaccines

Plotkin's Vaccines

From the development of each vaccine to its use in reducing disease, Plotkin's Vaccines, 7th Edition, provides the expert information you need to provide optimal care to your patients. This award-winning text offers a complete understanding of each disease, as well as the latest knowledge of both existing vaccines and those currently in research and development. Described by Bill Gates as an indispensable guide to the enhancement of the well-being of our world, Plotkin's Vaccines is a must-have reference for current, authoritative information in this fast-moving field. Includes complete information for each disease, including clinical characteristics, microbiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment, epidemiology, and public health and regulatory issues - plus complete information for each vaccine, including its stability, immunogenicity, efficacy, duration of immunity, adverse events, indications, contraindications, precautions, administration with other vaccines, and disease-control strategies. Analyzes the cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness of different vaccine options. Helps you clearly visualize concepts and objective data through an abundance of tables and figures. Covers the new oral cholera and zoster vaccines, as well as newly licensed meningococcal group B vaccines and a newly licensed dengue vaccine. Brings you up to date on successful human trials of Ebola vaccines, an enterovirus 71 vaccine licensed in China, and new recommendations and changes to polio vaccines. Features a new chapter on maternal immunization. Expert ConsultT eBook version included 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.

Tuberculosis Must Fall!

Tuberculosis Must Fall!

Author: Patrick L. Osewe, Barry Kistnasamy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2020

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.

Control of Communicable Diseases: Clinical Practice

Control of Communicable Diseases: Clinical Practice

Author: Omar Khan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2020

Clinical Practice is a new complement to the Control of Communicable Diseases Manual, published by APHA Press for over 100 years and one of the most authoritative sources for infectious disease information. Clinical Practice is an essential reference for physicians and other health care practitioners, especially those working in global health infectious disease, epidemiology, travel medicine, and tropical medicine. This book addresses the needs of the busy or travelling clinician. It covers diagnosis and treatment of communicable diseases, while also providing an overview of epidemiology and prevention. The book balances depth with brevity, and packs a great deal of authoritative knowledge from worldwide public health and health care experts. This is a must-have for the pockets, duffle bags, and bookshelves of all health care practitioners and global health professionals.