Nicholas J. Lekas, MD
Lekas N.; Emerging Infections 3. Ann Intern Med. 2000;133:316. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-133-4-200008150-00033
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2000;133(4):316.
Scheld WM, Craig WA, Hughes JM, eds. 258 pages. Washington, DC: ASM Pr; 1999. $69.95. ISBN 155581168X. Order phone 800-546-2416.
Field of medicine: Infectious diseases, public health, microbiology, and epidemiology.
Format: Softcover book.
Audience: Physicians in general medicine and infectious disease, public health officials, pathologists, and microbiologists.
Purpose: To review emerging infectious diseases that pose major clinical and public health challenges throughout the world and to emphasize the critical importance of detecting, responding to, and controlling outbreaks of these infections.
Content: Based on Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy Annual Symposia on Emerging Infections, the book features in-depth discussions of selected infections from the basic science and clinical viewpoints. Included are reviews of hepatitis E; new rickettsioses; unusual salmonella and streptococcal infections; and parasitic infections, such as leishmaniasis and Chagas disease. Pathogenic microalgae and the role of emerging infections in animals as precursors to human illness are covered. Of interest are chapters on infections in xenotransplantation and the role of the pathologist and medical examiner in recognizing unusual infections. The book emphasizes the responsibility to public health in identifying and treating emerging infections and the need to recognize and respond to domestic terrorism involving infectious agents.
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