Deadly diseases can affect everyone. Although not all cases are fatal, each disease causes a degree of harm and discomfort to those whom it afflicts and can sometimes have long-lasting consequences. Each book in the Deadly Diseases and Epidemics series takes readers through all the aspects of a disease-from its history and causes or method of infection to its treatment and prevention. These informative, full-color books provide a foundation for understanding the basics of microbiology, immunology, and epidemiology.
Full-color photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. Further reading. References. Glossary. Diagrams. Web sites. Index.
Select titles also include: Endnotes. Charts.
About the Author(s)
Consulting editor Hilary Babcock, M.D., M.P.H., is an assistant professor of medicine at Washington University School of Medicine and the medical director of occupational health for Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital. She received her undergraduate degree from Brown University and her M.D. from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. After completing her residency, chief residency, and infectious disease fellowship at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, she joined the faculty of the Division of Infectious Diseases. She completed a master's in public health at St. Louis University School of Public Health in 2006. She has lectured, taught, and written extensively about infectious diseases, their treatment, and their prevention. She is a member of numerous medical associations and is board certified in infectious disease. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.
Foreword by David Heymann, World Health Organization