About this book
The new Fourth Edition of Bacterial Infections of Humans reflects a decade of important discoveries, technological progress, and valuable new therapies as well as emerging and reemerging infections, resistant strains of bacteria, and threats of bioterrorism. It offers accessible, up-to-date information across the range of disease entities.
As in previous editions, introductory chapters review general concepts of infection and epidemiology, and the chapters devoted to specific infections follow a consistent and highly useful format: historical background, methodology (diagnosis and pathology), biology, descriptive epidemiology, mechanism and routes of transmission, pathogenesis, host responses, methods of prevention and control, and areas for future research. All material has been thoroughly updated, and two chapters on molecular epidemiology and health care-acquired bacterial infections, are entirely new.
A sampling of the 40 diseases and clinical syndromes covered in the Fourth Edition:
- Bacterial foodborne disease
- E. coli
- Q fever
Bacterial Infections of Humans has been noted for ably complementing textbooks on the subject, and this most current edition remains a major reference for professionals in the field, including public health practitioners, microbiologists, immunologists, researchers studying pathogenic bacteria, clinicians working with infectious disease, and medical or nursing students.
Written for: Professionals in the field, public health practitioners, microbiologists, immunologists, researchers studying pathogenic bacteria, clinicians working with infectious disease, medical or nursing students
- acute bacterial infections
- bacterial epidemiolgy and control
- encyclopedia of bacteria
`Practically faultless ... recommended for purchase by all major hospital libraries.' The Lancet
`Remarkable consistency... well written... a wealth of information... admirably fills the niche for which it was intended.' Journal of American Medical Association
`Overall, this is a fine text, current, and concise, a useful reference that truly complements the more traditional textbooks of microbiology...This volume will find a place on many physicians bookshelves ...I hope that Dr. Brachman, his colleagues...will continue Bacterial Infections in Humans and its companion Viral Infections in Humans for many editions to come.' Journal of American Medical Association, 281:23
`All in all, the third edition of `Bacterial Infections of Humans' is a highly
recommendable book and worth its price.' Zentralblatt für Bakteriologie,