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Infectious Diseases. A Geographic Guide. 2nd Edition

  • ID: 4091827
  • Book
  • 520 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The second edition of this concise and practical guide describes infections in geographical areas and provides information on disease risk, concomitant infections (such as co–prevalence of HIV and tuberculosis) and emerging bacterial, viral, and parasitic infections in a given geographical area of the world.

Divided according to United Nations world regions, this book covers the geographic disease profile, presenting symptoms, and incubation periods of infections. Each chapter contains a section on the coverage of the childhood vaccination programs in the countries included in that region. Chapters also include descriptions of infectious disease risk and problems with resistant bacteria in each region.

For the clinician, this book provides an aid to generate differential diagnoses by considering the geographical history of their patient alongside the presenting symptoms and duration of illness. For the travel medicine specialist, this book provides information on risks of different diseases at various destinations and is particularly useful in advising long–term travelers.

  • Only book on the market to include a mainly geographic, as opposed to disease–based approach
  • Geographic approach means that it′s the only book to guide the healthcare worker towards a diagnosis based on the location of symptoms and travel history by encouraging the question "Where have you been?"
  • New content covering Ebola and Zika, and infections transmitted during air and maritime travel
  • Covers the major infectious diseases framed in their geographic setting such as H7N9 "bird flu" influenza, H1N1, Ebola, and Zika
  • Outstanding international editor team with vast experience on various international infectious disease committees, journals, surveillance groups, and panels
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List of contributors, viii

Foreword to the first edition by Alan J. Magill (deceased), xv

Foreword to the second edition by Jay S. Keystone, xvii

Preface, xix

Envoi, xxi

1 Historical overview of global infectious diseases and geopolitics, 1Francis. E.G. Cox and Frank J. Bia

2 Nontraditional infectious diseases surveillance systems, 12Davidson H. Hamer, Kamran Khan, Matthew German, and Lawrence C. Madoff

3 Air travel which infectious disease control measures are worthwhile?, 25Karen J. Marienau

4 Infectious illnesses on cruise and cargo ships, 35Joanna J. Regan, J. Scott Vega, and Clive M. Brown

5 Microbes on the move: prevention, required vaccinations, curtailment, outbreak, 45Patricia Schlagenhauf–Lawlor, Giles Poumerol, and Francisco Santos–O Connor

6 Diagnostic tests and procedures, 55Eskild Petersen and Tom Boyles

7 Central Africa, 78Gerd D. Burchard and Martin P. Grobusch

8 East Africa: Madagascar and Indian Ocean Islands, 93Philippe Gautret and Philippe Parola

9 Eastern Africa, 104Andreas Neumayr and Christoph Hatz

10 North Africa, 124Philippe Gautret, Nadjet Mouffok, and Philippe Parola

11 Southern Africa, 137Marc Mendelson, Olga Perovic, and Lucille Blumberg

12 West Africa, 154Boubacar Maiga and Patrick Ayeh–Kumi

13 East Asia, 167Bin Cao, Fei Zhou, and Mikio Kimura

14 South Central Asia, 185Holy Murphy, Gulzhan Abuova, and Prativa Pandey

15 South–east Asia, 203Daniel H. Paris and Nicholas J. White

16 Western Asia and the Middle East, 220Jaffar A. Al–Tawfiq, Seif S. Al–Abri, and Ziad A. Memish

17 Eastern Europe, 235Natalia Pshenichnaya, Malgorzata Paul, and Alexander Erovichenkov

18 Northern Europe, 257Birgitta Evengard, Audrone Marcinkute, and Eskild Petersen

19 Southern Europe, 269Francesco Castelli, Androula Pavli, and Pier Francesco Giorgetti

20 Western Europe, 278Peter J. de Vries and Eric Caumes

21 The Caribbean, 302Elizabeth A. Talbot and Laura E. Shevy

22 Central America, 317Larry I. Lutwick and Alfonso J. Rodriguez–Morales

23 South America, 335Rodrigo Nogueira Angerami, Luiz Jacintho da Silva, and Alfonso J. Rodriguez–Morales

24 Northern America, 356Barbra M. Blair, Philip R. Fischer, Michael Libman, and Lin H. Chen

25 Australia, New Zealand, 375Karin Leder, Joseph Torresi, and Marc Shaw

26 Oceania, 390Karin Leder, Joseph Torresi, and Marc Shaw

27 Arctic and Antarctica, 404Anders Koch, Michael G. Bruce, and Karin Ladefoged

28 The immunosuppressed patient, 419Brian T. Montague, Christopher M. Salas, Terri L. Montague, and Maria D. Mileno

29 Emerging infections, 446Mary E. Wilson

30 Migration and the geography of disease, 459Rogelio López–Vélez, Francesca F. Norman, and José–Antonio Pérez–Molina

31 Climate change and the geographical distribution of infectious diseases, 470Ashwin Swaminathan, Elvina Viennet, Anthony J. McMichael, and David Harley

List of abbreviations, 481

Index, 484

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Eskild Petersen
Lin Hwei Chen
Patricia Schlagenhauf–Lawlor
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