Emerging Infections in Asia

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April 2008



With many Asian countries experiencing increasing economic growth and globalization, infectious diseases that were once contained in certain pockets of the continent now proliferate throughout its geographical area. It is the alarming prospect of unchecked epidemics that makes this book so crucial. The chapters cover the historical description of infectious diseases, analyze the causes of them and even forecast outbreaks, as well as the regional and global impact of these diseases. There is a pressing need for public health professionals worldwide to know and understand the variety of these infections, the methods through which they are transmitted, and the ways to control and prevent them. This comprehensive text offers them just that.


Avian Flu.
Influenza: Biology, Infection, and Control.
The Past and Present Threat of Avian Influenza in Thailand.
Transmission of Avian Influenza Viruses to Humans: Viral Receptor Specificity and Distribution in Human Airways.
Investigation of Animal Reservoir(s) of SARS-CoV.
SARS Epidemic: SARS Outbreaks in Inner-land of China.
The 2003 SARS Outbreak In Singapore: Epidemiological and Clinical Features, Containment Measures, and Lessons Learned.
The 2003 SARS Outbreaks in Taiwan.
HIV/AIDS: Lessons from a New Disease Pandemic.
AIDS in China.
Other Infections.
Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli's Endemicity in Developing Countries and Its Emergence During Diarrheal Epidemics and Natural Disasters.
Human Cases of Hemorrhagic Fever in Saudi Arabia Due To a Newly Discovered Flavivirus, Alkhurma Hemorrhagic Fever Virus.
Disease Outbreaks Caused by Emerging Paramyxoviruses of Bat Origin.
Multidrug Resistant TB, TB Control, and Millennium Development Goals in Asia.
Emergence of Staphylococcus aureus with Reduced Susceptibility to Vancomycin in Asia.


Yichen Lu is the Executive Director at the Institute for International Vaccine Development, Cambridge, MA; the Principal Research Scientist at the Harvard AIDS Institute; and the Special Professor and Director, Nankai Vaccine Laboratory, Nankai University, China.

Max Essex is the Chairman of the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard School of Public Health and Chairman of the Harvard AIDS Institute.


"Through recounts of lessons learned from the past coupled with up-to-date research data and current disease-fighting campaigns, this book acquaints readers with infectious diseases emerging out of Asia and threatening to be the next pandemic. ... Epidemiologists in the field, policy makers for national pandemic preparedness plans, and public health students in the classroom can benefit from this book. ... overall it provides a sound reference for the current status of infectious diseases in Asia." (Whitney S Baker, Doody's Review Service, August, 2008)
"Emerging infections in Asia provides an informative overview of several key public health challenges facing the world's most densely populated areas. A thoughtful approach to infection control and prevention is the foundation of this well written and instructive volume. [It] not only details specific infections but improves the reader's understanding of the unique interplay among individuals, animals, and travelers in settings with limited environmental and monetary resources.... The level of detail is sophisticated but still accessible, even to the nonmedical reader. If nothing else, the 2 chapters on avian influenza offer one of the most thoughtful yet succinct commentaries written about this potential pandemic. By recording the past and looking to the future, the contributors of Emerging Infections in Asia remind readers that when it comes to infectious diseases, the world will continue to get smaller." (Preeti N. Malani, MD, MSJ, JAMA 301:4, Janurary 2009)
EAN: 9780387757216
ISBN: 038775721X
Untertitel: 2008. Auflage. Book. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Springer
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2008
Seitenanzahl: 272 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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