New and Evolving Infections of the 21st Century

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New and Evolving Infections of the 21st Century



Section I: Evolving Infectious Diseases
Chapter 1: West Nile virus
1. Virology
2. Epidemiology
3. Clinical spectrum
4. Diagnosis
5. Management
6. Prevention
7. Future directions

Chapter 2: Hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome - A new twist to an established pathogen
1. Virology
2. Pathophysiology & animal models
3. Epidemiology and transmission
4. Clinical spectrum
5. Diagnosis of acute infection
6. Current Management
7. Prevention
8. Future Directions
9. References

Chapter 3: Human Ehrlichioses and Anaplasmosis

1. Human Ehrlichioses (Human monocytotropic and ehrlichiosis ewingii)
2. Human Anaplasmosis

Chapter 4: Cross-species transmission of poxviruses
1. Introduction: the poxvirus family
2. Poxviruses that cause human disease
3. Genera that have not caused human disease
4. Newly identified poxvirus genera
5. Conclusion


Section II: Newly Recognized Human Viruses
Chapter 5: The Severe Acute Respiratory syndrome (SARS)
1. Sequence of Events
2. Epidemiological Characteristics
3. General Virology
4. Clinical Findings
5. Laboratory Diagnostics
6. Pathology and Immunology
7. Animal Models and Koch's Postulates
8. Clinical Management
9. Laboratory Safety, Community and Hospital Infection Control

Chapter 6: Newly Identified Human Herpesviruses: HHV-6, -7, and -8
1. HHV-6 AND HHV-7
2. HHV-8

Chapter 7: Nipah and Hendra Virus Encephalitis
1. Introduction
2. Hendra virus infection
3. Nipah virus infection
4. Conclusions
5. References

Chapter 8: Enterovirus 71 Encephalitis
1. Virology
2. Transmission, Incubation Period
3. Epidemiology
4. Clinical Spectrum
5. Diagnosis
6. Management
7. Prevention
8. Future Directions

Chapter 9: Avian Influenza Viruses and Pandemic Influenza

Introduction

Virology


Pathogensis of avian influenza


Avian influeza viruses infecting humans


Laboratory diagniosis of avian influenza


Treatment and prevention

7. Pandemic preparedness and future directives
8. References
This volume provides guidance and answers to frequently asked questions in infectious diseases, thus facilitating improved patient care, prudent and cost effective management and investigation of these disorders. Other more complicated but less common conditions are also reviewed. Uniquely, this volume directly discusses several controversies regarding infectious diseases from the 21st century.
Editiert von: Kenneth Alibek, I. W. Fong
I. W. Fong, MB, BS, FRCPCChief, Infectious Disease
30 Bond St., Suite 4179, CC wing
St. Michael's Hospital
Toronto, Ont., M5B 1W8
Tel: 416-864-5867
Fax: 416-564-5310
fongi@smh.toronto.on.ca

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Autor: Kenneth Alibek
ISBN-13 :: 9781441921895
ISBN: 1441921893
Erscheinungsjahr: 08.09.2011
Verlag: Springer New York
Gewicht: 591g
Seiten: 392
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage 2007.
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 235x155x21 mm
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