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Advances in Environmental Microbiology

Modeling the Transmission and Prevention of Infectious Disease

Editors: Hurst, Christon J. (Ed.)

  • Provides new insights into the control of infectious diseases
  • Combines relevant aspects of public health and ecology along with microbiology
  • Richly illustrated throughout 
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This volume focuses on blocking disease transmission and the ecological perspective of pathogens and pathogenic processes. The chapters on blocking transmission cover the environmental safety of space flight, biocides and biocide resistance, as well as infection control in healthcare facilities. The book also offers insights into the ecological aspects of infectious disease, introducing the reader to the role of indigenous gut microbiota in maintaining human health and current discussions on environmentally encountered bacterial and fungal pathogens including species that variously cause the necrotizing skin disease Buruli ulcer and coccidioidomycosis. Further, it explores the influenza A virus as an example for understanding zoonosis. It is a valuable resource for microbiologists and biomedical scientists alike.

About the authors

Christon J. Hurst

Cincinnati, Ohio

USA

 and

 Universidad del Valle

Santiago de Cali, Valle

Colombia

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Preventing Infectious Diseases in Spacecraft and Space Habitats

    Wong, Wing C. (et al.)

    Pages 3-17

  • Bacterial Resistance to Hospital Disinfection

    Wand, Matthew E.

    Pages 19-54

  • Disinfection of Microbial Aerosols

    Adhikari, Atin (et al.)

    Pages 55-71

  • The Role of the Indigenous Gut Microbiota in Human Health and Disease

    Vunk, Tyler (et al.)

    Pages 75-104

  • Buruli Ulcer: Case Study of a Neglected Tropical Disease

    Eric Benbow, M. (et al.)

    Pages 105-149

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-60616-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-60614-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Modeling the Transmission and Prevention of Infectious Disease
Editors
  • Christon J. Hurst
Series Title
Advances in Environmental Microbiology
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-60616-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-60616-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-60614-9
Series ISSN
2366-3324
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 286
Number of Illustrations and Tables
15 b/w illustrations, 21 illustrations in colour
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