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Infectious and parasitic diseases

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  • The Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919by Paul Kupperberg

    Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 42.00

    In late January 1918, Dr. Loren Miner, a country physician in rural Kansas, saw the first cases of an influenza of a violent nature. With a warning to the U.S. Public Health Service, his was the lone voice of alarm about the potential spread of this virulent new strain of a particularly deadly disease. With hundreds of thousands of American servicemen... more...

  • Botulismby Donald Emmeluth

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 41.94

    Botulism is a disease caused by a deadly toxin produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. The bacterium can thrive in food that has been improperly prepared or stored and can also enter the body through a tear in the skin. Botulism toxin causes paralysis and breathing difficulties and can be fatal if not treated quickly. Because of its potent... more...

  • Whooping Coughby Patrick G. Guilfoile

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 41.94

    Whooping cough is a serious infectious disease characterized by coughing fits so intense that the afflicted person has difficulty breathing. This disease is most serious in infants who are too young to be vaccinated and in young children who are unvaccinated. Whooping cough is caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis, which destroys ciliated cells... more...

  • Current Topics of Infectious Diseases in Japan and Asiaby Kazuo Tanaka; Yoshihito Niki; Akatsuki Kokaze

    Springer Japan 2010; US$ 159.00

    Infectious diseases are still the major cause of death in developing countries. Focusing not only on such diseases as cholera, colitis, and bacterial intestinal infections, this book also addresses the current status of infectious diseases in Japan and Asia. more...

  • Gonorrheaby Brian R Shmaefsky; Hilary Babcock; David L Heymann

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 41.94

    Gonorrhea is a common sexually transmitted disease. More than 700,000 people are infected annually in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is curable with antibiotic treatment, and its dangerous effects can be prevented if it is identified and treated early in its development. Gonorrhea, Second Edition... more...

  • Control of the Leishmaniasesby World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2010; US$ 25.00

    This report makes recommendations on new therapeutic regimens for visceral and cutaneous leishmaniasis on the use of rapid diagnostic tests details on the management of Leishmania-HIV coinfection and consideration of social factors and climate change as risk factors for increased spread. Recommendations for research include the furtherance of epidemiological... more...

  • Sport und Medizin in der griechisch-römischen Antike: Die Wurzeln der modernen Sportmedizin, Physiotherapie und Trainingslehreby Marion Repschläger

    Diplomica Verlag 2011; US$ 18.75

    Hauptbeschreibung Bereits in der Antike war vieles von dem bekannt, was heute für die Bereiche Sport, Medizin und Physiotherapie von fundamentaler Bedeutung ist. Die Autorin (Diplom-Sportlehrerin, Physiotherapeutin und Heilpraktikerin) geht in der vorliegenden Arbeit zunächst auf die Bedeutung der körperlichen Erziehung und des Sportes in der Antike... more...

  • Lyme Diseaseby Alan Hecht; Len Yannielli

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 34.95

    Lyme disease is caused by a bacterium carried by ticks. Early Lyme disease symptoms are flu-like, including fatigue, sore throat, swollen lymph glands, and neck and back pain. A red rash can also occur. After the bacteria spreads through the body, additional symptoms may include joint and muscle pain, and meningitis, Bell's palsy, and nervous system... more...

  • simplify Diätby Dagmar von Cramm; Werner Tiki Küstenmacher

    Campus Verlag 2010; US$ 8.39

    Diäten gibt es so viele, dass Abnehmwillige leicht den Überblick verlieren. Doch was ist dran an den vermeintlichen Geheimtipps und warum können so wenige Menschen ihr Gewicht halten? Die renommierte Ernährungsexpertin Dagmar von Cramm zeigt, wie sich Ernährung vereinfachen lässt und man dauerhaft schlank bleibt. Anhand der simplify-Methode erklärt... more...