Praise for the previous edition:
"...recommended for undergraduate collections as well as medical and public libraries with a consumer health collection."—American Reference Books Annual
"The readable text and the clear organization of information make this a useful title for secondary-school and public libraries. It will also be useful in consumer health and patient education collections."—Booklist
"...a timely update for students and general readers...highly recommended."—Choice
"Recommended."—Library Media Connection
In the past 25 years, more than 30 new germs affecting humans have emerged onto the medical scene, most of them rising from animals. New diseases like the avian flu, Ebola, SARS, and weaponized viruses such as anthrax and smallpox pose a growing danger to the world. With the threat of infectious diseases remaining constant, it is essential to have clear and concise information on this topic.
With more than 600 entries, The Encyclopedia of Infectious Diseases, Third Edition provides up-to-date information on this expanding field, including the latest research, new treatments and vaccines, and rising diseases such as mad cow disease. Appendixes include drugs used to treat infectious diseases, tips for home disinfection, and lists of helpful organizations and publications, making this the ultimate resource for knowledge about infectious diseases.
- Child care centers and infectious diseases
- Food-borne infections
- Gulf War syndrome
- Influenza (flu)
- Marburg virus
- West Nile virus.
Index. Appendixes. Bibliography. Glossary. Cross-references.
About the Author(s)
Carol Turkington is a medical writer with a degree in journalism and 25 years of professional experience, including three years as a medical writer/editor at Duke University Medical Center/Comprehensive Cancer Center. She brings a vast preexisting knowledge of cancer to the field, having conducted significant research and written extensively about the subject. Her books for Facts On File include The Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders; The Encyclopedia of Cancer; and The Encyclopedia of Multiple Sclerosis.
Bonnie Lee Ashby, M.D., is medical director of the Quadrangle Life Care Community in Haverford, PA. She is also a practitioner of internal medicine at Great Valley Health in Bryn Mawr and senior attending physician of the Department of Medicine at Bryn Mawr Hospital, where she chaired the Committee on Infectious Diseases for 17 years. Ashby is a member of the American Society of Microbiology and a fellow of the American College of Physicians.