The Encyclopedia of Infectious Diseases (Facts on File Library of Health and Living)

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More than 30 new germs affecting humans have emerged in recent decades, bringing with them deadly new diseases, such as avian flu, Ebola, and SARS. At the same time, weaponized viruses such as anthrax and smallpox have come to pose a greater threat to the world than ever before, and global transportation networks make it possible to spread new diseases among continents within a matter of hours. Doctors and scientists working to prevent outbreaks and epidemics face an increasingly difficult challenge.
With more than 600 entries, The Encyclopedia of Infectious Diseases, Third Edition provides up-to-date information on this topic, including the latest research, new treatments and vaccines, and rising diseases. Appendixes list drugs used to treat infectious diseases, offer tips for home disinfection, and provide a directory of helpful organizations and publications, making this the ultimate resource for knowledge about infectious diseases.

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Dr. Joseph Harris, author of the "Get Ready!" books for Grades 1, 2, and 4, holds a Ph.D. in psychology from the Graduate Training Program in School Psychology at the University of South Carolina. He is an adjunct professor in psychology at Converse College.Carol Turkington, series editor, specializes in developmental psychology. Her articles on parenting and health have appeared in "Parents", "Psychology Today", and the "New York Times".

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The recent advent of the SARs virus proves the validity of a statement in the introduction to this title, which says "new viruses may still appear." Although SARs is too recent to be included among the infectious diseases in this second edition (updating a volume that was published in 1998), others that have emerged in the last five years, including West Nile virus, are here. The alphabetically arranged volume covers diseases, treatment options, and relevant organizations. Comprehensive information is provided for each disease and includes its cause, symptoms, treatment, and prevention. Major diseases that have had an impact on the world's population (tuberculosis, AIDs) are covered in depth and include a history. This feature makes the volume useful to researchers and students.

New to this edition are articles on bioterrorism risks and the West Nile virus. Other entries have been updated to include new information. Charts and information boxes, including several on food safety, appear throughout the book. Appendixes include a list of drugs used to treat infectious diseases and a guide to home disinfection. There is also a bibliography and a topical list of organizations.

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. RBB
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