Emerging Infectious Diseases

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Emerging Infectious Diseases

SKU# 9780826102508

Trends and Issues, Second Edition


  • Felissa R. Lashley PhD, RN, FABMGG
  • Jerry D. Durham PhD, RN, FAAN

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This new work updates the highly regarded first edition...and is equally excellent. It offers a wealth of timely information about a variety of emerging and reemerging infections...This is an excellent reference for anyone interested in emerging infections, and will be a valuable resource for health science students, especially those in nursing and public health....Highly recommended. Upper-level undergraduates through professionals/practitioners."--Choice

Emerging, re-emerging, and antibiotic-resistant infectious diseases continue to increase at an alarming rate throughout the world. Written for a wide range of health professionals, particularly nurses, this revised edition provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of these diseases: their epidemiology, clinical manifestations, prevention, and treatment.

With contributions by a multidisciplinary team of nurses, physicians, and infectious disease specialists, the book includes material on the most recent and important new emerging infectious diseases:

  • Avian influenza and SARS
  • Issues of demographics and microbial resistance
  • Special topics, including bioterrorism
  • Behavioral and cultural factors
  • Infectious etiologies of chronic diseases
  • Travel and recreational exposure

Each chapter is amply illustrated with clinical case examples to demonstrate the pitfalls in differential diagnosis and elucidate proper management and treatment. Valuable appendices provide critical reference information for each of the bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic diseases.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date May 14, 2007
  • Page Count 616
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826102508
  • EISBN 9780826103505

About The Author(s) 

Felissa R. Lashley, PhD, RN, FABMGG, is former dean and professor at the College of Nursing at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Prior to that, she was a dean and professor at the Southern Illinois University—Edwardsville and a clinical professor of pediatrics at the School of Medicine, Southern Illinois University—Springfield. She is the first nurse to be certified as a PhD medical geneticist by the American Board of Medical Genetics, and is a founding fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics. She began her practice of genetic evaluation and counseling in 1973.

Table of Contents 

    Part I: Background
  1. An Introduction to Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, L. Scott Chavers and Sten H. Vermund
  2. Microbial Resistance to Antibiotics, Stephan Harbarth
  3. Categories and Highlights of Significant Current Emerging Infectious Diseases, Felissa R. Lashley

  4. Part II: Specific Diseases
  5. Cholera, Laurie J. Singel and Felissa R. Lashley
  6. Cryptosporidiosis, Jeanne Beauchamp Hewitt
  7. Cyclospora cayetanensis: Arriving via Guatemalan Raspberries, Felissa R. Lashley
  8. Dengue Fever, Barbara J. Holtzclaw
  9. Ebola, Marburg, Lassa, and other Hemorrhagic Fevers, Daniel G. Bausch
  10. Escherichia coli O157:H7, Donna Tartasky
  11. Emerging Fungal Infections, David S. Perlin
  12. Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, James E. Cheek and Amy V. Groom
  13. Hepatitis C, Victoria Davey
  14. HIV / AIDS, Inge B. Corless
  15. Avian Influenza A (H5N1), James Mark Simmerman and Timothy M. Uyeki
  16. Legionellosis: Legionnaires Disease and Pontiac Fever, Christina R. Phares and Matthew R. Moore
  17. Lyme Disease, Ehrlichiosis, Anaplasmosis, and Babesiosis, Felissa R. Lashley
  18. Malaria, Barbara A. Goldrick
  19. Metapneumovirus, Bernadette G. van den Hoogen, and Albert D.M.E. Osterhaus, and Ron A.M. Fouchier
  20. Monkeypox and Other Emerging Orthopoxvirus Infections, Kurt D. Reed
  21. Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis, Neil W. Schluger
  22. Prion Diseases: Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease and Other Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies, Felissa R. Lashley
  23. SARS: From Zoonosis to Pandemic Threat, Bart L. Haagmans and Albert D.M.E. Osterhaus
  24. West Nile Virus, Felissa R. Lashley

  25. Part III: Special Considerations
  26. The Role of Infection in Some Cancers and Chronic Diseases, Felissa R. Lashley
  27. Travel, Recreation, and Emerging Infectious Diseases, Felissa R. Lashley
  28. Immunocompromised Persons and Emerging Infectious Diseases, Victoria Davey
  29. Bioterrorism in the Context of Infectious Diseases, Miriam Cohen
  30. Behavioral and Cultural Aspects of Transmission and Infection, Barbara Jeanne Fahey
  31. Into the Future, C. J. Peters

  32. Appendices
    Appendix A: Emerging / Reemerging Diseases by Organism, Felissa R. Lashley
    Appendix B: Emerging / Reemerging Diseases by Modes of Transmission, Felissa R. Lashley
    Appendix C: Prevention of Emerging/Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Felissa R. Lashley
    Appendix D: Selected Resources, Jerry D. Durham and Felissa R. Lashley

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