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Emerging Infections in Asia

Editors: Lu, Yichen, Essex, Max, Roberts, Bryan (Eds.)

  • A timely and relevant work as globalization accelerates
  • Features prominent and highly respected editors and contributors
  • Provides an analysis of the cause and forecast of future outbreaks
  • Details the regional and global impact of the diseases
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Emerging Infections in Asia

Edited by Yichen Lu, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston

M. Essex, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston

Bryan Roberts, Apex Consulting Group, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Ongoing population shifts, widening health disparities, and rapid genetic mutations are major factors in viral and bacterial dissemination worldwide. At the same time, the role of Asia in the recent SARS and bird flu outbreaks have made that continent a key area of interest. Emerging Infections in Asia offers a comprehensive overview of well studied and lesser-known infectious syndromes affecting local, regional, and international health, concentrating on their greatest areas of transmission. For each disease, contributors provide its historical record, biological structures, methods of transmission, clinical presentation, infection rates, methods of control and prevention, and potential threat to health on a global scale, in clear, accessible fashion.

A sampling of the topics covered:

  • Avian flu in Thailand.
  • SARS outbreaks in China, Taiwan, and Singapore.
  • HIV/AIDS in China.
  • Human hemorrhagic fever in Saudi Arabia.
  • Drug-resistant TB throughout Asia.
  • E. coli in the developing world.

By summarizing the knowledge base at this critical stage, Emerging Infections in Asia aids both epidemiologists and students of epidemiology in their efforts toward preparedness for and prevention of future pandemics. It is a bedrock volume in understanding this most pressing public health issue.

About the authors

Yichen Lu is the Executive Director at the Institute for International Vaccine Development, Cambridge, MA; the Principal Research Scientist at the Harvard AIDS Institute; and the Special Professor and Director, Nankai Vaccine Laboratory, Nankai University, China.

Max Essex is the Chairman of the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard School of Public Health and Chairman of the Harvard AIDS Institute.

Reviews

"Through recounts of lessons learned from the past coupled with up-to-date research data and current disease-fighting campaigns, this book acquaints readers with infectious diseases emerging out of Asia and threatening to be the next pandemic. … Epidemiologists in the field, policy makers for national pandemic preparedness plans, and public health students in the classroom can benefit from this book. … overall it provides a sound reference for the current status of infectious diseases in Asia." (Whitney S Baker, Doody’s Review Service, August, 2008)

"Emerging infections in Asia provides an informative overview of several key public health challenges facing the world's most densely populated areas. A thoughtful approach to infection control and prevention is the foundation of this well written and instructive volume. [It] not only details specific infections but improves the reader's understanding of the unique interplay among individuals, animals, and travelers in settings with limited environmental and monetary resources....  The level of detail is sophisticated but still accessible, even to the nonmedical reader. If nothing else, the 2 chapters on avian influenza offer one of the most thoughtful yet succinct commentaries written about this potential pandemic. By recording the past and looking to the future, the contributors of Emerging Infections in Asia remind readers that when it comes to infectious diseases, the world will continue to get smaller." (Preeti N. Malani, MD, MSJ, JAMA 301:4, Janurary 2009)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Influenza: Biology, Infection, and Control

    Roberts, Bryan

    Pages 3-30

  • The Past and Present Threat of Avian Influenza in Thailand

    Auewarakul, Prasert

    Pages 31-44

  • Transmission of Avian Influenza Viruses to Humans: Viral Receptor Specificity and Distribution in Human Airways

    Kawaoka, Yoshihiro (et al.)

    Pages 45-54

  • Investigation of Animal Reservoir(s) of SARS-CoV

    Hu, Zhihong (et al.)

    Pages 57-73

  • SARS Epidemic: SARS Outbreaks in Inner-land of China

    Ruan, Li (et al.)

    Pages 75-96

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-0-387-75722-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Hardcover $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-4541-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Emerging Infections in Asia
Editors
  • Yichen Lu
  • Max Essex
  • Bryan Roberts
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-75722-3
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-75722-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-75721-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-4541-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 250
Number of Illustrations and Tables
42 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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