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Biomedical Sciences - Immunology | Challenges in Infectious Diseases

Challenges in Infectious Diseases

Fong, I.W. (Ed.)

2013, XII, 320 p.

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  • Features cutting-edge research
  • Explores current demands as well as pending challenges of infectious disease outbreaks
  • Provides state-of-the-art reviews on epidemiology, biology, clinical aspects, prevention, current approaches to control and prevention such as new vaccines

This latest volume in the Emerging Infectious Diseases of the 21st Century series provides timely information and discussions on future approaches to controlling various infectious disease worldwide. Challenges in Infectious Diseases addresses numerous advances in medical-scientific knowledge, medical technology and biological and diagnostic techniques over the past decade.

However recent developments have provided less dramatic changes or improvements in management of medical conditions. This volume will address some of the emerging issues, challenges, and controversies of infectious diseases facing the global community today.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » hiv/aids - immunology - public health - tuberculosis

Related subjects » Immunology - Medical Microbiology

Table of contents 

Preface.- HIV Epidemic.- Multidrug-resistant Bacteria: The Emerging Crisis.- Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis: A Global Challenge.- Urbanization and Infectious Diseases: General Principles, Historical Perspectives, and Contemporary Challenges.- Challenges in enteric epidemics from Cholera to malnutrition and cognitive development: barometers of inadequate water sanitation.- Challenges in control and eradication of malaria.- Lymphatic filariasis: progress and challenges in the move toward elimination.- Leishmaniasis: Challenges in the control and eradication.- Challenges in controlling and eliminating Schistosomiasis.- Dengue Infections.- Index.

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