Encyclopedia of Infectious Diseases: Modern Methodologies

Encyclopedia of Infectious Diseases: Modern Methodologies

Editor(s): Michel Tibayrenc

Published Online: 7 AUG 2006

Print ISBN: 9780471657323

Online ISBN: 9780470114209

DOI: 10.1002/0470114207

About this Book

Discover how the application of novel multidisciplinary, integrative approaches and technologies are dramatically changing our understanding of the pathogenesis of infectious diseases and their treatments. Each article presents the state of the science, with a strong emphasis on new and emerging medical applications.

The Encyclopedia of Infectious Diseases is organized into five parts. The first part examines current threats such as AIDS, malaria, SARS, and influenza. The second part addresses the evolution of pathogens and the relationship between human genetic diversity and the spread of infectious diseases. The next two parts highlight the most promising uses of molecular identification, vector control, satellite detection, surveillance, modeling, and high-throughput technologies. The final part explores specialized topics of current concern, including bioterrorism, world market and infectious diseases, and antibiotics for public health.

Each article is written by one or more leading experts in the field of infectious diseases. These experts place all the latest findings from various disciplines in context, helping readers understand what is currently known, what the next generation of breakthroughs is likely to be, and where more research is needed. Several features facilitate research and deepen readers' understanding of infectious diseases:

  • Illustrations help readers understand the pathogenesis and diagnosis of infectious diseases
  • Lists of Web resources serve as a gateway to important research centers, government agencies, and other sources of information from around the world

  • Information boxes highlight basic principles and specialized terminology

  • International contributions offer perspectives on how infectious diseases are viewed by different cultures

  • A special chapter discusses the representation of infectious diseases in art

With its multidisciplinary approach, this encyclopedia helps point researchers in new promising directions and helps health professionals better understand the nature and treatment of infectious diseases.

Table of contents

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    3. Chapter 6

      Understanding Human Leishmaniasis:The Need for an Integrated Approach (pages 87–123)

      M. Hide, B. Bucheton, S. Kamhawi, R. Bras-Gonçalves, S. Sundar, J.-L. Lemesre and A.-L. Bañuls

    4. Chapter 8

      Malaria Vaccines (pages 137–150)

      Charles W. Todd, Venkatachalam Udhayakumar, Ananias A. Escalante and Altaf A. Lal

    5. Chapter 16

      Hantavirus Coevolution with Their Rodent Hosts (pages 243–264)

      Vincent Herbreteau, Heikki Henttonen, Kumiko Yoshimatsu, Jean-Paul Gonzalez, Dr Yupin Suputtamongkol and Jean-Pierre Hugot

    6. Chapter 18

      Parasites that Manipulate Their Hosts (pages 299–319)

      Frédéric Thomas, Janice Moore, Robert Poulin and Shelley Adamo

    7. Chapter 32

      Fundamentals, Domains, and Diffusion of Disease Emergence: Tools and Strategies for a New Paradigm (pages 525–568)

      Jean-Paul J. Gonzalez, Philippe Barbazan, François Baillon, Julien Capelle, Damien Chevallier, Jean-Paul Cornet, Florence Fournet, Vincent Herbreteau, Jean-Pierre Hugot, Meriadeg Le Gouilh, Eric Leroy, Bernard Mondet, Narong Nitatpattana, Stephane Rican, Gérard Salem, Wailarut Tuntrapasarat and Marc Souris

    8. Chapter 40

      Infectious Diseases and Arts (pages 677–740)

      Pierre Vidal, Myrtille Tibayrenc and Jean-Paul Gonzalez

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