Insect Borne Diseases in the 21st Century

Insect Borne Diseases in the 21st Century
Author: Marcello Nicoletti
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2020-08-13
ISBN 10: 0128187077
ISBN 13: 9780128187074
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Insect Borne Diseases in the 21st Century Book Review:

Insect-Borne Diseases in the 21st Century provides a comprehensive look at the most notorious diseases carried by insects. It offers an assessment of current and potential insect-vectored diseases as they relate to human health and agricultural and livestock production. Written by a leading expert in insect-borne diseases, it examines the history of insect-borne diseases, beginning with those that have been well-known to scientists for decades, also including recent outbreaks like Zika. The book takes into consideration environmental conditions and climate change and explores the bionetworks and system biology of potential new superorganisms, offering preventative and protective solutions. This is a must-have resource for entomology researchers and students who seek the most up-to-date information on disease-causing pathogens transmitted by insects. This book will also serve as a resource for ordinary people whose lives may be affected by such diseases. Details the leading insect-transmitted diseases, including malaria, West Nile, Zika, dengue, yellow fever and Xylella Examines containment issues, including resistance phenomena among insects and microorganisms Offers alternative solutions to protection and prevention, including natural and environmentally-friendly insecticides

Global Health Impacts of Vector Borne Diseases

Global Health Impacts of Vector Borne Diseases
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Board on Global Health,Forum on Microbial Threats
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2016-09-21
ISBN 10: 0309377625
ISBN 13: 9780309377621
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Health Impacts of Vector Borne Diseases Book Review:

Pathogens transmitted among humans, animals, or plants by insects and arthropod vectors have been responsible for significant morbidity and mortality throughout recorded history. Such vector-borne diseases â€" including malaria, dengue, yellow fever, and plague â€" together accounted for more human disease and death in the 17th through early 20th centuries than all other causes combined. Over the past three decades, previously controlled vector-borne diseases have resurged or reemerged in new geographic locations, and several newly identified pathogens and vectors have triggered disease outbreaks in plants and animals, including humans. Domestic and international capabilities to detect, identify, and effectively respond to vector-borne diseases are limited. Few vaccines have been developed against vector-borne pathogens. At the same time, drug resistance has developed in vector-borne pathogens while their vectors are increasingly resistant to insecticide controls. Furthermore, the ranks of scientists trained to conduct research in key fields including medical entomology, vector ecology, and tropical medicine have dwindled, threatening prospects for addressing vector-borne diseases now and in the future. In June 2007, as these circumstances became alarmingly apparent, the Forum on Microbial Threats hosted a workshop to explore the dynamic relationships among host, pathogen(s), vector(s), and ecosystems that characterize vector-borne diseases. Revisiting this topic in September 2014, the Forum organized a workshop to examine trends and patterns in the incidence and prevalence of vector-borne diseases in an increasingly interconnected and ecologically disturbed world, as well as recent developments to meet these dynamic threats. Participants examined the emergence and global movement of vector-borne diseases, research priorities for understanding their biology and ecology, and global preparedness for and progress toward their prevention, control, and mitigation. This report summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

Emerging Infectious Diseases

Emerging Infectious Diseases
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1998
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:30000010747651
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Bioterrorism and Infectious Agents

Bioterrorism and Infectious Agents
Author: I.W. Fong,Kenneth Alibek
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2010-03-18
ISBN 10: 9781441912664
ISBN 13: 1441912665
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioterrorism and Infectious Agents Book Review:

Compiled by two leading experts in the field, this volume provides a concise, timely, and authoritative review of some of the most problematic infections of the new century. It presents issues and new ideas for preventing and controlling infectious diseases.

Vector Borne Diseases

Vector Borne Diseases
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Global Health,Forum on Microbial Threats
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2008-03-18
ISBN 10: 9780309177702
ISBN 13: 0309177707
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vector Borne Diseases Book Review:

Vector-borne infectious diseases, such as malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, and plague, cause a significant fraction of the global infectious disease burden; indeed, nearly half of the world's population is infected with at least one type of vector-borne pathogen (CIESIN, 2007; WHO, 2004a). Vector-borne plant and animal diseases, including several newly recognized pathogens, reduce agricultural productivity and disrupt ecosystems throughout the world. These diseases profoundly restrict socioeconomic status and development in countries with the highest rates of infection, many of which are located in the tropics and subtropics. Although this workshop summary provides an account of the individual presentations, it also reflects an important aspect of the Forum philosophy. The workshop functions as a dialogue among representatives from different sectors and allows them to present their beliefs about which areas may merit further attention. These proceedings summarize only the statements of participants in the workshop and are not intended to be an exhaustive exploration of the subject matter or a representation of consensus evaluation. Vector-Borne Diseases : Understanding the Environmental, Human Health, and Ecological Connections, Workshop Summary (Forum on Microbial Threats) summarizes this workshop.

Reemergence of Established Pathogens in the 21st Century

Reemergence of Established Pathogens in the 21st Century
Author: I.W. Fong,Karl Drlica
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 367
Release: 2006-04-11
ISBN 10: 0306484110
ISBN 13: 9780306484117
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reemergence of Established Pathogens in the 21st Century Book Review:

In the closing decade of the last century, we saw warnings that infectious diseases will require much more attention from patients and physicians in the 21 st century. Recently d- covered diseases such as AIDS pose a major threat to the population at large, and to that threat has been added the re-emergence of established pathogens, microbes that were re- ily treatable in the past. Since infectious diseases already play a major role in the burden of illness and mortality, health care providers and planners are worried. A large proportion of the problem is man-made, arising mainly from the unnecessary overuse of antimicrobials in hospital and community settings and from the agricultural misuse of the agents in animal feed. A consequence has been a dramatic increase in resi- ant strains of bacteria that were considered conquerable several decades ago. Community infections caused by multi-resistant pneumococci serve as an example. These organisms were readily treated with penicillin, but now the spread of penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae from continent to continent is becoming a worldwide problem. This is a major concern because pneumococcal infections are common in the community, being the le- ing cause of pneumonia, sinusitis, and meningitis. Resistant bacteria in hospitals are also becoming more prevalent. We have become accustomed to hearing about methicill- resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), but now we have to be concerned about multidrug-resistant coliform bacteria and pseudomonads.

Current Trends and Concerns in Infectious Diseases

Current Trends and Concerns in Infectious Diseases
Author: I. W. Fong
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-03-06
ISBN 10: 3030369668
ISBN 13: 9783030369668
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Current Trends and Concerns in Infectious Diseases Book Review:

A follow-up to Emerging Issues and Controversies in Infectious Diseases, this volume provides a comprehensive review of topical issues in infectious diseases, highlighting the controversies related to the newest findings and recommendations. Coverage includes trends and debates in HIV research, community-acquired pneumonia, H. pylori, progress in Hepatitis C treatment paired with the lack of progress on Hepatitis B, and the effects of climate change on infectious disease epidemiology, among others. This is an essential resource for practicing and academic physicians, investigators, residents, and fellows focused on infectious diseases, infection control, public health, and global health.

What You Need to Know about Infectious Disease

What You Need to Know about Infectious Disease
Author: Madeline Drexler
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1125923228
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What You Need to Know about Infectious Disease Book Review:

Critical Needs and Gaps in Understanding Prevention Amelioration and Resolution of Lyme and Other Tick Borne Diseases

Critical Needs and Gaps in Understanding Prevention  Amelioration  and Resolution of Lyme and Other Tick Borne Diseases
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice,Committee on Lyme Disease and Other Tick-Borne Diseases: The State of the Science
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2011-07-01
ISBN 10: 0309211093
ISBN 13: 9780309211093
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Needs and Gaps in Understanding Prevention Amelioration and Resolution of Lyme and Other Tick Borne Diseases Book Review:

A single tick bite can have debilitating consequences. Lyme disease is the most common disease carried by ticks in the United States, and the number of those afflicted is growing steadily. If left untreated, the diseases carried by ticks--known as tick-borne diseases--can cause severe pain, fatigue, neurological problems, and other serious health problems. The Institute of Medicine held a workshop October 11-12, 2010, to examine the state of the science in Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases.

Microbial Threats to Health

Microbial Threats to Health
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Global Health,Committee on Emerging Microbial Threats to Health in the 21st Century
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 397
Release: 2003-08-25
ISBN 10: 9780309185547
ISBN 13: 0309185548
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microbial Threats to Health Book Review:

Infectious diseases are a global hazard that puts every nation and every person at risk. The recent SARS outbreak is a prime example. Knowing neither geographic nor political borders, often arriving silently and lethally, microbial pathogens constitute a grave threat to the health of humans. Indeed, a majority of countries recently identified the spread of infectious disease as the greatest global problem they confront. Throughout history, humans have struggled to control both the causes and consequences of infectious diseases and we will continue to do so into the foreseeable future. Following up on a high-profile 1992 report from the Institute of Medicine, Microbial Threats to Health examines the current state of knowledge and policy pertaining to emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases from around the globe. It examines the spectrum of microbial threats, factors in disease emergence, and the ultimate capacity of the United States to meet the challenges posed by microbial threats to human health. From the impact of war or technology on disease emergence to the development of enhanced disease surveillance and vaccine strategies, Microbial Threats to Health contains valuable information for researchers, students, health care providers, policymakers, public health officials. and the interested public.

Disease Eradication in the 21st Century

Disease Eradication in the 21st Century
Author: Stephen L. Cochi,Walter R. Dowdle
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2011-09-16
ISBN 10: 0262298112
ISBN 13: 9780262298117
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disease Eradication in the 21st Century Book Review:

Experts explore the biological, social, and economic complexities of eradicating disease. Disease eradication represents the ultimate in global equity and the definitive outcome of good public health practice. Thirty years ago, the elimination of smallpox defined disease eradication as a monumental global achievement with lasting benefits for society. Today, the global commitment to eradicate polio and guinea worm and heightened interest in the potential eradication of other infectious diseases, including measles/rubella, lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, and malaria, dominate public health concerns. But what does it take to eradicate a disease? This book takes a fresh look at the evolving concepts of disease eradication, influenced by scientific advances, field experience, societal issues, and economic realities. A diverse group of experts from around the world, representing a range of disciplines, examines the biological, social, political, and economic complexities of eradicating a disease. The book details lessons learned from the initiatives against polio, measles/rubella, and onchocerciasis. Further chapters examine ethical issues, the investment case, governance models, organizational and institutional arrangements, political and social factors, feasibility of eradication goals, priority setting, and the integration of disease eradication programs with existing health systems. Contributors Stephen L. Cochi, Walter R. Dowdle, Claudia I. Emerson, Kimberly M. Thompson, Radboud J. Duintjer Tebbens, Regina Rabinovich, Lesong Conteh, B. Fenton Hall, Peter A. Singer, Maya Vijayaraghavan, Damian G. Walker, Kari Stoever, Julie Jacobson, Andy Wright, Chris Maher, Bruce Aylward, Ali Jaffer Mohamed, T. Jacob John, Robert S. Scott, Robert Hall, Jeffrey Bates, Sherine Guirguis, Thomas Moran, Peter Strebel, Eric A. Ottesen, Ciro de Quadros, Linda Muller, Jai Prakash Narain, Ole Wichmann, Alan R. Hinman, Stewart Tyson, Robin Biellik, Piya Hanvoravongchai, Sandra Mounier-Jack, Valeria Oliveira Cruz, Dina Balabanova, Yayehyirad Kitaw, Tracey Koehlmoos, Sebastião Loureiro, Mitike Molla, Ha Trong Nguyen, Pierre Ongolo-Zogo, Umeda Sadykova, Harbandhu Sarma, Maria Gloria Teixeira M, Jasim Uddin, Alya Dabbagh, Ulla Kou Griffiths, Muhammad Ali Pate, John O. Gyapong, Adrian Hopkins, Dairiku Hozumi, Mwelecele Malecela

Malaria

Malaria
Author: Krishna R. Dronamraju,Paolo Arese
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2006-06-26
ISBN 10: 0387282955
ISBN 13: 9780387282954
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Malaria Book Review:

This book was originally conceived at a conference at the University of Turin in Italy. The conference was organized to examine the so-called “Malaria Hypothesis”, that is to say, the higher fitness of t- lassemia heterozygotes in a malarial environment, and to pay tribute to the proponent of that hypothesis, J.B.S. Haldane. Contributors to this book examine certain genetic and evolutionary aspects of malaria which is a major killer of human populations, especially in Africa and Asia. There were attempts to discredit Haldane’s contribution from two directions: (a) it has been suggested that the “Malaria Hypothesis” was known long before Haldane and that there was nothing original about his idea (Lederberg 1999), and that (b) the hypothesis of heterozygote su- riority was first suggested by the Italian biologist Giuseppe Montalenti who communicated his idea to Haldane (Allison 2004). Surely, both c- not be right. In fact, the evidence presented in this book clearly indicates that both are wrong. Haldane’s malaria hypothesis has stimulated a great deal of research on the genetic, evolutionary and epidemiological aspects of malaria d- ing the last 50 years. It has opened up a whole new chapter in the study of infectious diseases. It deserves serious consideration. For helpful discussions we thank Lucio Luzzatto, Alberto Piazza, Guido Modiano and David Roberts.

Emerging Issues and Controversies in Infectious Disease

Emerging Issues and Controversies in Infectious Disease
Author: I.W. Fong
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN 10: 038784841X
ISBN 13: 9780387848419
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emerging Issues and Controversies in Infectious Disease Book Review:

In this edition of the Emerging Infectious Diseases of the 21st Century Series, the editor reviews the research, diagnosis, and treatment of some common infections facing researchers, clinicians and family physicians such as sinusitis, otitis media and pertussis in adults. Recent studies and surveys have shown that these conditions are often over diagnosed and treated unnecessarily with antibiotics. The approach and guidelines for diagnosis and management are reviewed in this volume. Other more complicated but less common conditions challenging internists, clinical infectious disease consultants and other specialists are also reviewed (i.e. meningitis, ventilator associated pneumonia, sepsis, hepatitis C, B, etc.).

Mosquitoes and Mosquito borne Diseases

Mosquitoes and Mosquito borne Diseases
Author: F. S. P. Ng,Hoi-Sen Yong
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2000
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015060798637
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Genetics and Evolution of Infectious Diseases

Genetics and Evolution of Infectious Diseases
Author: Michel Tibayrenc
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 686
Release: 2017-01-12
ISBN 10: 0128001534
ISBN 13: 9780128001530
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genetics and Evolution of Infectious Diseases Book Review:

Genetics and Evolution of Infectious Diseases, Second Edition, discusses the constantly evolving field of infectious diseases and their continued impact on the health of populations, especially in resource-limited areas of the world. Students in public health, biomedical professionals, clinicians, public health practitioners, and decisions-makers will find valuable information in this book that is relevant to the control and prevention of neglected and emerging worldwide diseases that are a major cause of global morbidity, disability, and mortality. Although substantial gains have been made in public health interventions for the treatment, prevention, and control of infectious diseases during the last century, in recent decades the world has witnessed a worldwide human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) pandemic, increasing antimicrobial resistance, and the emergence of many new bacterial, fungal, parasitic, and viral pathogens. The economic, social, and political burden of infectious diseases is most evident in developing countries which must confront the dual burden of death and disability due to infectious and chronic illnesses. Takes an integrated approach to infectious diseases Includes contributions from leading authorities Provides the latest developments in the field of infectious disease

Vector Biology Ecology and Control

Vector Biology  Ecology and Control
Author: Peter W. Atkinson
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2009-12-12
ISBN 10: 9789048124589
ISBN 13: 9048124581
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vector Biology Ecology and Control Book Review:

Mir S. Mulla joined the faculty of the Entomology Department at the University of California, Riverside in 1956, only two years after the Riverside campus was established as an independent campus within the University of California system. Prior to his appointment, Mir received his B.S. from Cornell University and then moved to the University of California, Berkeley to pursue his graduate studies. His Ph.D. from Berkeley, awarded in 1955, completed his formal American education which was the purpose of his immigration from his native Kandahar in Afghanistan. In his over 50 years at Riverside, Mir has made an incalculable impact on vector biology both within the United States and in developing countries throughout the world. Within Southern California, Mir’s basic and applied research led to the rapid and sustainable control of mosquitoes and eye gnats in the Coachella Valley and so directly enabled this region to grow to the thriving, large community it is today. In 2006 his efforts in facilitating the development of the low desert of southern California were recognized through the dedication of the Mir S. Mulla Biological Control Facility by the Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District. His success has been so profound that it remains somewhat cryptic to the many who now reside in, visit, and enjoy, this region of California, oblivious to the insect problems that severely restrained development until Mir and his students ?rst applied their expertise many decades ago.

Vector borne Pathogens

Vector borne Pathogens
Author: Society for Tropical Veterinary Medicine. Biennial Meeting
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 486
Release: 1996
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X004080092
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vector borne Pathogens Book Review:

This volume, which presents the papers of the general sessions as well as those of two symposia held at the third biennial meting of the Society for Tropical Veterinary Medicine, links the globally important issues of vector-borne pathogens and international trade. Papers show advances in the prevention and control of diseases relative to animals as well as zoonotic disease. Another section of the book deals with eradication of the Bont and other ticks, heartwater disease, bluetongue, and vesicular stomatitis. The implications of these animal diseases are explored in relation to the increase of international trade fostered by the GATT and NAFTA.

Emerging Zoonoses

Emerging Zoonoses
Author: I. W. Fong
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2017-02-06
ISBN 10: 3319508903
ISBN 13: 9783319508900
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emerging Zoonoses Book Review:

The book begins with a review of zoonotic pandemics of the past: the “Black Death” or bubonic plague of the Middle Ages, the Spanish Influenza pandemic (derived from avian influenza) of the early 20th century, to the more modern pandemic of AIDS/HIV infection, which originated in Africa from primates. However, the majority of chapters focus on more recent zoonoses, which have been recognized since the late 20th century to the present: · SARS and MERS coronaviruses· New avian influenza viruses · The tick-borne Henan fever virus from China· The tick-borne Heartland virus from the United States · Recently recognized bacterial pathogens, such as Streptococcus suis from pigs. In addition, reemergence of established zoonoses that have expanded their niche are reviewed, such as the spread of Zika virus and Chikungunya virus to the Western Hemisphere, and the emergence and spread of Ebola virus infection in Africa. A chapter is also devoted to an overview of the mechanisms and various types of animals involved in the transmission of diseases to humans, and the potential means of control and prevention. Many endemic and sporadic diseases are still transmitted by animals, through either direct or indirect contact, and zoonoses are estimated to account for about 75% of all new and emerging infectious diseases. It is predicted by public health experts that the next major pandemic of infectious disease will be of animal origin, making Emerging Zoonoses: A Worldwide Perspective a crucial resource to all health care specialists by providing them with much needed information on these zoonotic diseases.iv>

Control of Communicable Diseases Manual

Control of Communicable Diseases Manual
Author: David L. Heymann,American Public Health Association
Publsiher: APHA Press
Total Pages: 700
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780875530352
ISBN 13: 0875530354
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Control of Communicable Diseases Manual Book Review:

Each disease section includes: disease name, description of the clinical features of the disease, infectious agent, occurrence, disease reservoir, mode of transmission, incubation period, period of communicability, susceptibility and resistance, and methods of control.

Antimicrobial Resistance and Implications for the 21st Century

Antimicrobial Resistance and Implications for the 21st Century
Author: I.W. Fong,Karl Drlica
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2007-11-15
ISBN 10: 0387724184
ISBN 13: 9780387724188
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Antimicrobial Resistance and Implications for the 21st Century Book Review:

This comprehensive, up-to-date volume defines the issues and offers potential solutions to the challenges of antimicrobial resistance. The chapter authors are leading international experts on antimicrobial resistance among a variety of bacteria, viruses including HIV and herpes, parasites and fungi. The chapters explore the molecular mechanisms of drug resistance, the immunology and epidemiology of resistance strains, clinical implications and implications on research and lack thereof, and prevention and future directions.