Lennette’s Laboratory Diagnosis of Viral Infections, Fourth Edition

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Mar 052018

Written from the perspective of the diagnostician, this bestselling book is the definitive text on the laboratory diagnosis of human viral diseases. It contains a wealth of illustrations, tables, and algorithms to enhance your understanding of this ever-evolving field. The book is a ready reference for virologists, microbiologists, epidemiologists, laboratorians, and infections disease specialists, and students.


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Salmonella Enterica

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Mar 052018

The bacterium Salmonella enterica is a serious bacterial pathogen and causative agent of salmonellosis infections on a worldwide scale. Many clinical isolates of S. entericaS. enterica. Following this, the strengths and limitations of the available molecular tools for effective epidemiological assessment of foodborne salmonellae are collected and critically discussed. Such integration would allow accurate identification of both infection source and transmission route that would lead to implementation of effective control measures. Additionally, the role of Salmonella enterica as a possible therapeutic alternative in the fight against cancer. Although Salmonella enterica tumor selectivity remains unclear, pre-clinical and clinical trials have shown its localization in solid, semi-solid and metastatic tumors. The final chapter reviews some mechanisms and recent trends in the spread of multidrug resistant Salmonella enterica. serovar in Nigeria. Antibiotic use both in animal and human medicine and environmental factors, all have a role in the emergence, persistence and spread of resistance.






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Infectious Diseases, Second Edition

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Mar 042018

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.
Geographic approach means that it�s the only book to guide the health care worker towards a diagnosis based on the location of symptoms and travel history by encouraging the question �where have you been?�
New content covering MERS, Ebola, Zika, and infections transmitted during air and maritime travel
Covers the major infectious disease outbreaks 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 and as journal editors and key leaders in infection surveillance




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Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care and Schools, 4th Edition: A Quick Reference Guide

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Mar 042018

This award-winning guide provides child care directors, teachers, and caregivers with essential information on the prevention and management of infectious diseases in group care settings.

The fully-revised 4th edition will help you
Rapidly identify infectious diseases such as chickenpox, fifth disease, and hand-foot-and-mouth disease with more than 50 quick reference sheets
Implement proven strategies for limiting the spread of infection
Know when to consult with health care professionals
Determine when to include, exclude, or readmit sick children
Communicate with parents about an outbreak with ready-to-use letters and forms
Avoid infection in the first place with medically based tips for prevention, including immunization schedules
Protect the children in your care, your staff, and your organization’s liability and reputation
Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care and Schoolsis the best medical advice from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) presented in an easy-to-use format for your day care or school. The guidance and recommendations are aligned with the latest edition of the gold-standard AAP source of information on infectious diseases,Red Book®: 2015 Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases, 30th Edition, andCaring for Your Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards: Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs, 3rd Edition.

New in the 4th Edition
Completely reviewed and updated throughout to reflect the latest guidance and recommendations, including alignment with most recent editions ofRed Book®: 2015 Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases,30th EditionCaring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards: Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs,3rd Edition
New infectious disease Quick Reference Sheets
Clostridium difficile(Also Called “C diff)
Staphylococcus aureus(Methicillin-Resistant [MRSA] and Methicillin-Sensitive [MSSA])
New forms
Child Health Assessment
Special Care Plan
Refusal to Vaccinate
New Web links to suggested professional development materials added throughout



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A Brief History of Bacteria: The Everlasting Game Between Humans and Bacteria

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Mar 032018

This book explains how pathogenic bacteria cause diseases, how the human immune system launches timely and effective defense mechanisms against bacterial infection, why the discovery and application of penicillin and streptomycin are so important, how scientists have created medicines to defeat bacteria, and why these bacteria might outsmart modern medicine.

On the other hand, bacteria can be beneficial to humans: some bacteria live in harmony with the human body, and they are indispensable to our health. They also help in refining biological energy in the post-fossil fuel era, and in producing fermented food.

With accessible language, illustrations and comics, this book tells the story of our tumultuous relationship with bacteria and how it has shaped history.

Introducing Bacteria
Friend or Foe?
A Silent Battle in the Body
A History of the Hard and Difficult War Against Bacteria
A Protracted Tug of War
Who will be the Winner? The War Continues

Readership: Readers who are interested in the story of how bacteria have shaped our lives.




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Frugal Innovation in Bioengineering for the Detection of Infectious Diseases

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Feb 132018


This book introduces readers to the concept of ‘frugal innovation’ and describes novel low-cost technologies that aid in diagnosing infectious diseases.
Rapidly deployable, portable, and affordable diagnostic tools have the potential to tremendously benefit populations in resource-limited settings and improve global health outcomes. Specifically, the book includes the following features:

Cutting-Edge Research: Thorough coverage of scientific advances related to frugal bioengineering that have been developed within the last few years. A few examples of technologies covered in detail include low-cost paper-based and CD-based microfluidic diagnostic systems.

Industry and Non-Profit Voices: Chapters written by scientists currently working in industry and philanthropic sectors.







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Infections of the Central Nervous System, Fourth Edition

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Feb 132018

Tap into the gold standard on central nervous system infections: Infections of the Central Nervous System, 4e is now fully revised and updated to accommodate the wealth of new CNS information discovered over the past decade. More than 90 leading experts contribute chapters, providing comprehensive, up-to-date information. With a broad scope and thorough detail, the text addresses pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and therapy of various CNS infections and related conditions.

Every chapter has been extensively revised and updated, nearly half with new author teams
NEW chapter on acute encephalitis
NEW clinical information on treatment of tuberculosis, non-tubercular mycobacterial infections, brain abscess, and Lyme disease
NEW color design and color images
Numerous diagrams, figures, tables, illustrations and photographs demonstrate the content
Evidence-based references



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Red Book Atlas of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 3rd Edition

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Feb 112018


The third edition of this best-selling resource from the American Academy of Pediatricsaids in the diagnosis and treatment of more than 100 infectious diseases. Streamline disease recognition and clinical decision-makingwith more than 1,200 finely detailed color images.

Three new chapters cover fungal diseases, hemorrhagic fevers (filoviruses), and trichuriasis.

Concise text descriptions steps through diagnosis, evaluation and management essentials for each condition. Essential information on each condition is presented in the precise sequence needed in the clinical setting:
Clinical manifestations
Diagnostic tests
Incubation period





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Germ Theory

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Feb 062018


From Hippocrates to Lillian Wald―the stories of scientists whose work changed the way we think about and treat infection



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Emerging Infections

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Feb 032018


Presents the most current research on new and emerging infections. Offers up-to-date information on diseases that have generated international interest. Includes figures, tables, and references.





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