Emerging Infectious Diseases: Trends and Issues

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9780826114747: Emerging Infectious Diseases: Trends and Issues

New, antibiotic-resistant, or "conquered" infectious diseases are increasing at alarming rates due to a number or reasons, including overuse of antibiotics and ease of global air travel. This book provides health professionals, especially nurses, with a broad overview of emerging and re-emerging diseases in the United States, with chapters describing 17 of the most prevalent. It is written by a multidisciplinary group of nurses, physicians, and infectious disease specialists. Extremely timely chapters are included on known issues, such as bioterrorism and immune-compromised populations. The Appendix includes a comprehensive resource list, including organizations and web sites.

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""This new work updates the highly regarded first edition...and is equally excellent. It offers a wealth of timely information about a variety of emerging and reemerging infections...This is an excellent reference for anyone interested in emerging infections, and will be a valuable resource for health science students, especially those in nursing and public health....Highly recommended. Upper-level undergraduates through professionals/practitioners.""--"Choice"

Emerging, re-emerging, and antibiotic-resistant infectious diseases continue to increase at an alarming rate throughout the world. Written for a wide range of health professionals, particularly nurses, this revised edition provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of these diseases: their epidemiology, clinical manifestations, prevention, and treatment.

With contributions by a multidisciplinary team of nurses, physicians, and infectious disease specialists, the book includes material on the most recent and important new emerging infectious diseases:
Avian influenza and SARS Issues of demographics and microbial resistance Special topics, including bioterrorism Behavioral and cultural factors Infectious etiologies of chronic diseases Travel and recreational exposure

Each chapter is amply illustrated with clinical case examples to demonstrate the pitfalls in differential diagnosis and elucidate proper management and treatment. Valuable appendices provide critical reference information for each of the bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic diseases. "

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Felissa R. Lashley, PhD, RN, FABMGG, is former dean and professor at the College of Nursing at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Prior to that, she was a dean and professor at the Southern Illinois University--Edwardsville and a clinical professor of pediatrics at the School of Medicine, Southern Illinois University--Springfield. She is the first nurse to be certified as a PhD medical geneticist by the American Board of Medical Genetics, and is a founding fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics. She began her practice of genetic evaluation and counseling in 1973.

Jerry D. Durham, PhD, RN., FAAN, is Chancellor and Professor of Nursing at Allen College, Waterloo, Iowa. He previously held the position of Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Professor of Nursing at the University of Missouri-St. Louis where he initially served as dean of the Barnes College of Nursing and Health Studies. He holds two baccalaureate and four graduate degrees, including master's degrees in medical-surgical nursing and psychiatric mental health nursing, as well as a doctorate in higher education administration. Dr. Durham is also the co-editor of books focusing on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and private practice in psychiatric-mental health nursing. These publications have received five Book of the Year Awards from the "American Journal of Nursing". He has also served as a reviewer for, and member of, the editorial boards of several nursing journals.

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