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Infectious and parasitic diseases

  • Malariaby Saad H. Abdalla; Geoffrey Pasvol

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2004; US$ 328.00

    This book reviews all of the hematological changes and interactions in malaria, one of the most important transmissible diseases in human beings. In doing so, it emphasizes the importance of malaria as a primarily hematological disease. It aims to increase the awareness and interest among hematologists, malariologists and tropical physicians. more...

  • Varicella-zoster Virusby Allison Abendroth; Ann M. Arvin; Jennifer F. Moffat

    Springer 2010; US$ 279.00

    Varicella-zoster virus is a common human pathogen that causes varicella (chickenpox), establishes latency in sensory nerve ganglia and can reactivate many years later as herpes zoster. VZV is the only human herpesvirus for which vaccines to prevent both primary and recurrent infection are approved and VZV vaccines have had significant public health... more...

  • Feverby Adams Media

    F+W Media 2012; US$ 2.99

    For parents, few experiences provoke more anxiety than the thought of a sick child. The Everything® Healthy Living Series is here to help. These concise, thoughtful guides offer the expert advice and the latest medical information you need to understand your child?s ailments and provide the best possible care. Childhood illnesses are inevitable; the... more...

  • Cholera in Detroitby Richard Adler

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 45.00

    During the mid- to late 19th century, Detroit and the American Midwest were the sites of five major cholera epidemics. The first of these, the 1832 outbreak, was of particular significance--an unexpected consequence of the Black Hawk War. In order to suppress the Native American uprising then taking place in regions around present-day Illinois, General... more...

  • Combating Fungal Infectionsby Iqbal Ahmad; Mohammad Owais; Mohammed Shahid; Farrukh Aqil

    Springer 2010; US$ 279.00

    The currently available means of combating fungal infections are weak and clumsy. The application of fungal genomics offers an unparalleled opportunity to develop novel antifungal drugs. Interestingly, several novel antifungal drug targets have already been identified and validated. However, it is premature to expect a novel antifungal agent in clinical... more...

  • Flying? No Fear!by A. Akers-Douglas; G. Georigou

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2004; US$ 4.99

    Written by an airline pilot and a clinical psychologist, this is a combination of practical explanation and self-help techniques to help nervous passengers overcome their fear of flying. more...

  • Bubonic Plague in Early Modern Russiaby John T. Alexander

    Oxford University Press, USA 2002; US$ 59.99

    John T. Alexander's study dramatically highlights how the Russian people reacted to the Plague, and shows how the tools of modern epidemiology can illuminate the causes of the plague's tragic course through Russia. Bubonic Plauge in Early Modern Russia makes contributions to many aspects of Russian and European history: social, economic, medical,... more...

  • Control of Innate and Adaptive Immune Responses during Infectious Diseasesby Julio Aliberti

    Springer 2011; US$ 139.00

    Upon infection, the host needs to mount vigorous immune response against pathogen in order to successfully control its replication. However, once the infectious agent is controlled or eliminated, host cells need to signal the immune system to slow or cease its activities. While vast knowledge has been accumulated through the years on the mechanisms... more...

  • Fighting Infection in the 21st Centuryby P. W. Andrew; G. L. Smith; D. E. Stewart Tull; P. Oyston

    Wiley 2008; US$ 214.95

    The 20th century has seen improvements in both public health and disease prevention which, in turn, have had a dramatic impact on our lives. Success in preventing infection by vaccination and treating infection with antibiotics led some to believe that infectious disease was a thing of the past. However, the adaptability of pathogens and the emergence... more...