Emerging Infections

Emerging Infections

1st Edition - January 5, 1998

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  • Editor: Richard Krause
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080530857

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Emerging Infections is the first volume of the new Biomedical Research Reports Series, which will provide annual updates on hot topics of interest to a broad spectrum of the biomedical research community. This book provides state-of-the-art reviews of new and reemerging bacterial, viral, and parasitic infections, their life cycles, host defense evasion strategies, and clinical features. It includes the history of infectious disease outbreaks, population and evolutionary biology of human pathogens, and current epidemiological models that describe how ecological and demographic changes produce new epidemics.

Key Features

  • Provides reviews on hot topics of interest to the biomedical research community
  • Editor and contributors are renowned international experts
  • Covers the major established pathogens as well as the new and sensational--such as mad cow disease, hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, pathogenic E. Coli, and flesh-eating bacteria


Basic and clinical researchers in microbiology, immunology, infectious disease, and public health.

Table of Contents

  • R.M. Krause, Introduction to Emerging Infectious Diseases: Stemming the Tide.
    R.M. Anderson, Analytical Theory of Epidemics.
    J.D. McKinney, W.R. Jacobs, Jr., and B.R. Bloom, Persisting Problems in Tuberculosis.
    E.J. Rubin, M.K. Waldor, and J. Mekalanos, Mobile Genetic Elements and the Evolution of New Epidemic Strains of Vibrio cholerae.
    T.S. Whittam, E.A. Mcgraw, and S.D. Reid, Pathogenic Escherichia coli 0157:H7: A Model for Emerging Infectious Diseases.
    J.M. Musser and R.M. Krause, The Revival of Group A Streptococcal Diseases, With a Commentary on Staphylococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome.
    A.C. Steere, Lyme Disease.
    J.E. Davies and V. Webb, Antibiotic Resistance in Bacteria.
    R.G. Webster, Influenza: An Emerging Microbial Pathogen.
    E.C. Holmes, L.M. Bartley, and G.P. Garnett, The Emergence of Dengue: Past, Present, and Future.
    T.C. Quinn and A.S. Fauci, The AIDS Epidemic: Demographic Aspects, Population Biology, and Virus Evolution.
    N. Nathanson and S.T. Nichol, Korean Hemorrhagic Fever and Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome: Two Examples of Emerging Hantaviral Disease.
    F.A. Murphy and C.J. Peters, Ebola Virus: Where Does it Come from and Where is it Going?
    W.J. Tabachnik, Arthropod-borne Pathogens: Issues for Understanding Emerging Infectious Diseases.
    A.A.F. Mahmoud, "New" Intestinal Parasitic Protozoa.
    J. Hope, Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies of Man and Animals.
    K.P. Day, Malaria: A Global Threat.
    Subject Index.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 513
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1998
  • Published: January 5, 1998
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080530857

About the Series Volume Editor

Richard Krause

Affiliations and Expertise

National Institutes of Health, Bethseda, Maryland, U.S.A.

About the Series Editors

John Gallin

Affiliations and Expertise

Chief Scientific Officer, Clinical Center, Associate Director for Clinical Research, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

Anthony Fauci

Affiliations and Expertise

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland U.S.A.

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