Infectious Diseases: A Geographic Guide

Infectious Diseases: A Geographic Guide

Editor(s): Eskild Petersen, Lin H. Chen, Patricia Schlagenhauf

Published Online: 16 MAY 2011 02:57AM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470655290

Online ISBN: 9781119971641

DOI: 10.1002/9781119971641

About this Book

This concise and practical guide describes infections in geographical areas and provides information on disease risk, concomitant infections (such as co-prevalence of HIV and tuberculosis) and emerging bacterial, viral and parasitic infections in a given geographical area of the world.

Infectious Diseases: A Geographic Guide is divided according to United Nations world regions and addresses geographic disease profiles, presenting symptoms and incubation periods of infections. Each chapter contains a section on the coverage of the childhood vaccination programs in the countries included in that region. Chapters also include descriptions of infectious disease risk and problems with resistant bacteria in each region (e.g. antibiotic resistance in Salmonella infections in Southeast Asia).

For the clinician, this book is a tool to generate differential diagnoses by considering the geographical history, as well the presenting symptoms and duration of illness. For the travel medicine specialist, this book provides information on risks of different diseases at various destinations and is particularly useful in advising long-term travelers. 

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 8

      North Africa (pages 98–110)

      Philippe Gautret, Nadjet Mouffok and Philippe Parola

    3. Chapter 9

      Southern Africa (pages 111–127)

      Marc Mendelson, Olga Perovic and Lucille Blumberg

    4. Chapter 11

      Eastern Asia (pages 139–154)

      Susan MacDonald, Yasuyuki Kato and Annelies Wilder-Smith

    5. Chapter 12

      South Central Asia (pages 155–169)

      Prativa Pandey, Holly Murphy and Ashish Bhalla

    6. Chapter 17

      Northern Europe (pages 218–229)

      Birgitta Evengå, Audrone Marcinkute and Eskild Petersen

    7. Chapter 18

      Southern Europe (pages 230–237)

      Francesco Castelli, Fabio Buelli and Pier Francesco Giorgetti

    8. Chapter 22

      South America (pages 290–308)

      Rodrigo Nogueira Angerami and Luiz Jacintho da Silva

    9. Chapter 23

      Northern America (pages 309–325)

      Barbra M. Blair, Philip R. Fischer, Michael Libman and Lin H. Chen

    10. Chapter 25

      Oceania (pages 341–359)

      Karin Leder, Joseph Torresi and Marc Shaw

    11. Chapter 26

      Arctic and Antarctica (pages 360–373)

      Anders Koch, Michael G. Bruce and Karin Ladefoged

    12. Chapter 27

      The Immunosuppressed Patient (pages 374–392)

      Brian T. Montague, Terri L. Montague and Maria D. Mileno

    13. Chapter 29

      Migration and the Geography of Disease (pages 404–413)

      Rogelio López-Vélez, Francesca F. Norman and José-Antonio Pérez-Molina

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