More than 30 newly emerged microorganisms and related diseases have been discovered in the past 20 years. Since these infections are so new, even infectious diseases experts and clinical microbiologists need more information. This book covers recently emerged infectious diseases based on real cases and provides comprehensive information including different aspects of the infections. Written in a 'teaching' style, this book is of interest to every medical specialist and student.
- Includes more than 35 emerging infection cases based on the following criteria: newly emerged or re-emerged recently acquired significance in clinical practice recently radically changed in case management
- Offers a balanced synthesis of basic and clinical sciences for each individual case, presenting clinical courses of the cases in parallel with the pathogenesis and detailed microbiological information for each infection
- Describes the prevalence and incidence of the global issues and current therapeutic approaches
- Presents the measures for infection control
- Fever with Thrombocytopenia Associated with a Novel Bunyavirus in China
- A Novel Rhabdovirus Associated with Acute
- Emerging Hantavirus infections
- Lassa virus infections
- Emerging Alkhurma Hemorrhagic Fever
- Rift Valley
- Lujo Hemorrhagic Fever
- Emerging Toscana infections
- Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever
- Chickungunya Virus Infections
- West Nile Virus Infections
- Corona Hajj
- Human Bocavirus
- Norovirus infections
- Clostridium difficile
- XDR tbc
- Exserohilum rostratum
- Plasmodium knowlesi
- Buruli ulcer (atypical mycobacteria)
- Q fever
Onder Ergonul, MD, MPH has been a professor of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology at Koç University, School of Medicine since 2011. He graduated from Hacettepe University School of Medicine in 1989 and completed his residency in 1996 in the Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology department of Ankara University in Ankara, Turkey. He received his Master of Public Health degree from Harvard University School of Public Health in 2003. In 2000-2002, he worked as a research fellow in the Clinical Epidemiology division of the Infectious Diseases Department at the University of Utah, School of Medicine, USA. He is the editor of a book on Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (2007, Springer). He received the Public Health Scientific award of Turkish Medical Association in 2007. He has been the president of the Turkish Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases since 2013. He has been the associate editor of Clinical Microbiology and Infection, official journal of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases since 2013. He was elected as the member of Science Academy of Turkey in 2013.
Fusun Can, MD Can is an associate professor of medical microbiology at the Koc University School of Medicine. She is specialized in the epidemiology of emerging bacterial pathogens, antibiotic resistance mechanisms and biofilm related infections. She graduated from Hacettepe University School of Medicine in 1989 and completed her residency in 1996 at Ankara University, Department of Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology in Ankara,Turkey. She worked as a research fellow in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Florida School of Medicine, USA. Before joining Koc University, she was the director of the Department of Medical Microbiology at Baskent University, in Ankara. She is responsible for the Microbiology and Biosafety Level III Laboratory at Koc University.
Murat Akova, MD is a graduate of Istanbul University Medical School. He completed his residency training in internal medicine at Hacettepe University School of Medicine in Ankara in 1988 and in infectious diseases in 1991. Dr. Akova studied at the Department of Medical Microbiology in London Hospital Medical College, London, UK between 1988-1989 and obtained an DSc Degree in Clinical Microbiology from this institution. He was a visiting scientist at the Center for Adaptive Resistance and Microbiology in Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, USA between 1992-1993. Currently, he serves as an attending physician in the Infectious Diseases Department at Hacettepe University School of Medicine. Dr. Akova is a member of the Executive Committee of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) and his current function is the General Secretary and Scientific Affairs Officer. He is the president-elect of ESCMID from 2014-2016. Among his scientific research interests are infections in immunocompromised host and antimicrobial resistance.
Lawrence C. Madoff, MD is an academic infectious disease physician specializing in the epidemiology of emerging pathogens, bacterial pathogenesis, and international health. He is Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and is on the attending staff at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Madoff serves as Director of Epidemiology and Immunization, Deputy State Epidemiologist and Interim Director of the Hinton State Laboratory Institute for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Dr. Madoff has been the Editor of ProMED, the Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases, since 2002. He is a member of the American Society for Microbiology, the International Society for Infectious Diseases, past President of the U.S. Lancefield Streptococcal Research Society, a Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. A graduate of Yale College and Tufts Medical School, he performed his Internal Medicine Residency at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and his Infectious Disease Fellowship at the Harvard Medical School-Longwood program. He is the author of over 100 scientific and medical publications including original research papers, reviews, editorials and book chapters on topics involving infectious diseases and microbiology.