Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases in Public Health Practice - Public Health/Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Paperback)David P. Adams (author)
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The book is organized in two sections, Foundations, and Diseasesand Agents. Foundations covers history of the practice, studydesigns and surveillance, microbiology concepts; immunologicconcepts, computer-based tools; vaccines, and nosocomial(hospital-based) infections.
Part two, Diseases and Agents, is organized around keycategories of infectious diseases, including: airborne, diarrheal, transmitted via blood and bodily fluid; vector-borne; andhelminthic.
Each chapter interweaves historical case studies as they relateto each specific topic. These vignettes will help to illuminate thepresent (i.e., 21st century) practice ofinfectious disease epidemiology. Each chapter will begin with anoverview of the key concepts that will follow. Each chapter willend with approximately a dozen study questions to assist studentswith their appreciation of the material. Each chapter will alsoinclude a selected bibliography to provide sources for furtherreading. Chapters, as appropriate, will include mathematicalproblems for hand-calculation as well as resources for infectiousdisease epidemiology computer-applications. The text willinclude a range of appropriate teaching aids, e.g., teachers' manual, students' study guide (withsolutions to selected mathematical problems in the text), andguided exercises.
Part One: Foundations
1: Infectious Disease in Historical PerspectiveEarly Concepts in Infectious Diseases and EpidemicDiseasesGerm Theory and Disease Investigation in the19th Century (John Snow/Cholera, Hinle-CochPostulates)Beginning of Basic Public Health Measures (Sanitation, Vaccines, Antibiotics)Post-WW II Epidemiologic Transition (shift from mortality dueto infection to chronic/behavioral)Emerging Diseases in Developing Countries
2: Study Designs and SurveillanceReview of Study Designs (case studies, ecological studies, casecontrol studies, cohort studies, experimental studies)Disease Surveillance Methods (sources of data)
3: Microbiology of Infectious DiseaseMicrobiological tools for infectious disease epidemiologyBasic laboratory techniques (microscopic, DNA/RNA)
4: Immunologic Concepts: Host-Pathogen InteractionsDifferent types of host-immune responseAntigensAntibodiesImmunosuppression (role in infectious disease)
5: Computer-Based ToolsMathematical modeling of infectious disease outbreaksGeographic information systems
6: Vaccine InterventionDevelopment of vaccines for primary prevention of disease(diphtheria, typhoid, polio, measles, mumps)Future/Emerging vaccines (malaria, rotovirus)
7: Nosocomial InfectionsCommunity-based infections (eg, physician's office)Institutionally-based infections (eg, hospital)Antibiotic resistance
Part Two: Diseases and Agents
8: Airborne Infectious Disease
InfluenzaEpidemiologic and demographic Historical significance ofinfluenza pandemicsTypical aetiologiesInfluenza epidemiology and the significance of antigenicshift/drift Influenza: Patterns of mortality and morbidity
Acute Respiratory InfectionsTypical aetiologiesHost Risk factors
MeaslesHistorical perspectives prior to introduction of vaccinesRationale of vaccine use for measlesEmerging concerns about vaccine-associated sequelae
9: Diarrheal and Gastrointestinal Disease
Viral EtiologyRotavirus, etcEmerging Rotaviral vaccines
Bacterial EtiologyE. coliVibrio choleraeOther bacterial pathogens
Parasitic EtiologyEntamoeba histolyticaNecator americanusGiardia lambliae
10: Disease Transmitted via Blood and Bodily Fluids
HIV and AIDSAIDS in historical perspectiveImmune reponse to the Human Immunodeficiency VirusOpportunistic Infections associated with AIDS
11: Vector-Borne DiseaseMosquito-Borne (e.g., malaria, Yellow Fever, West Nileetc.)Tick-Borne (e.g., RMSF, Lyme Disease, etc.)Other Arthropod Vectors
12: Helminthic DiseaseHookwormDiseaseSchistosomiasisOther Geohelminthes
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Number of pages: 400
Dimensions: 250 x 150 mm
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