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  • SARSby Angela McLean; Robert May; John Pattison

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 74.99

    The sudden appearance and rapid spread of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in 2002 served to alert the world to the fact that emerging infections are a global problem. Living in affluent societies with well developed health care systems does not necessarily protect people from the dangers posed by life-threatening infections. The SARS epidemic... more...

  • Population Biology and Criticalityby Nico Stollenwerk; Vincent Jansen

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 132.00

    The present book describes novel theories of mutation pathogen systems showing critical fluctuations, as a paradigmatic example of an application of the mathematics of critical phenomena to the life sciences. It will enable the reader to understand the implications and future impact of these findings, yet at same time allow him to actively follow the... more...

  • Gone Viralby Frank Bowden

    NewSouth 2011; US$ 26.95

    Frank Bowden, a specialist in the field of infectious disease and sexual health, looks at one bug at a time, weaving around them the stories of his patients and their families, the doctors and the difficulties they face and the horrors and successes of hospitals and health care programs. Through Bowden’s own work in the field, we encounter Swine... 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...

  • The Patient Survival Guideby Maryanne McGuckin; Toni Goldfarb; Peter Pronovost

    Demos Medical Publishing 2012; US$ 16.95

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 1.7 million people developed healthcare acquired infections in 2010. Since most people spend only a small part of their lives in healthcare facilities, this guidebook also tells readers how to avoid picking up serious infections in day care centers, schools, business offices, and other common... more...

  • Molecular Typing in Bacterial Infectionsby Ivano de Filippis; Marian L. McKee

    Springer 2012; US$ 239.00

    "Molecular Typing in Bacterial Infections" covers common bacterial pathogenic agents, with the most effective methods for their identification and classification in the light of their specific epidemiology. The book will be a valuable resource for molecular typing of infectious diseases agents encountered in both the research and hospital... more...

  • Bacterial Integrative Mobile Genetic Elementsby Adam P. Roberts; Peter Mullany

    Landes Bioscience 2013; US$ 169.00

    As our understanding of mobile genetic elements continues to grow we are gaining a deeper appreciation of their importance in shaping the bacterial genome and in the properties they confer to their bacterial hosts. These include, but are by no means limited to, resistance to antibiotics, and heavy metals, toxin production and increased virulence, production... more...

  • Global Plan for Insecticide Resistance Management in Malaria Vectorsby World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2012; US$ 36.00

    The next few years will be critical in the fight against malaria and the global healthcommunity needs to recognize that mosquito resistance to insecticides is now also a seriouschallenge to malaria control efforts. Insecticide resistance has been identified in 64 countriesaround the world affecting all WHO Regions with ongoing malaria transmission.... more...

  • WHO Expert Committee on Leprosy: Eighth Reportby World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2011; US$ 24.00

    Since the introduction of multidrug therapy for leprosy in 1981 an estimated 15 million patients have been cured of the disease and disabilities have been prevented in some 2-3 million individuals. These remarkable results have been brought about by the synergistic efforts of WHO governmental and nongovernmental bodies academia industry and affected... more...