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Infectious Disease Epidemiology Theory and Practice

ISBN-10: 0763728799
ISBN-13: 9780763728793
Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)
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Description: SARS, West Nile virus, avian influenza, and bioterrorism-related anthrax are among the many infectious diseases that dominate the discussion among public health professionals and policy markers today. This timely revision of Infectious Disease  More...

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List price: $242.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 8/31/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1207
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 4.950
Language: English

SARS, West Nile virus, avian influenza, and bioterrorism-related anthrax are among the many infectious diseases that dominate the discussion among public health professionals and policy markers today. This timely revision of Infectious Disease Epidemiology has been thoroughly updated to cover these and many other contemporary issues in the area of infectious diseases. Updates include four new chapters covering immunology, measles, meningococcal disease, and vector-borne infections. The chapter covering HIV has been substantially expanded to include issues of host genetics and offers a review of behavioral interventions. Special attention is given to the overlapping epidemics of HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria in sub-Saharan Africa, including a description of the activity and funding for these major crises. The authors have incorporated some basic information from the disciplines of molecular biology, immunology, and human behavior to help epidemiologists with the design and evaluation of programs intended to control infectious diseases. This comprehensive, reader-friendly reference is an essential resource for both students and professionals in the field of infectious disease epidemiology.

Early history of infectious disease : epidemiology and control of infectious diseases
Epidemiology of infectious disease : general principles
Study design
Surveillance
Outbreak epidemiology
Mathematical modeling : the dynamics of infection
Geographic information systems
Microbiology tools for the epidemiologist
Molecular epidemiology and infectious diseases
The immune system and host defense against infections
Vaccines : past, present, and future
Nutrition and infection
Emerging and new infectious diseases
Nosocomial infections
Epidemiology and prevention of influenza
Measles
Global epidemiology of meningococcal infections
Tuberculosis
The epidemiology of acute respiratory infections
Diarrheal diseases
Human immunodeficiency virus infections and the acquired immune deficiency syndrome
Viral hepatitis
Sexually transmitted diseases
Emerging vector-borne diseases
Lyme disease
The epidemiology and control of malaria
Epidemiology of helminth infections

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