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Foundations of Infectious Disease: A Public Health PerspectiveAuthor: David P Adams
Designed to introduce senior undergraduates and graduate students in public health and nursing to the study of infectious disease, Foundations of Infectious Disease: A Public and Community Health Perspective places the study of infectious diseases squarely into its social, historical, and scientific context to demonstrate how it applies to the public and community health setting.
Beginning with an introductory chapter that surveys how infectious diseases have impacted human societies over the centuries, this broad descriptive text moves on to examine epidemiological concepts related to infectious disease, from outbreak and epidemic investigations, to study design infectious disease transmission and prevention. Subsequentially, it delves into infectious disease topics of concern to today’s public and community health professionals: sexually transmitted infections, foodborne infections, hospital-acquired infections, and neglected tropical diseases. A final chapter looks at future trends in the field of infectious diseases.
Each chapter provides discussions of the biology, transmission, clinical aspects, epidemiology, and prevention of specific diseases
Numerous textboxes, tables, and illustrations that feature real-world case studies of infectious disease investigations help clarify concepts and engage students.
Additional perspectives are provided including: national and global research related to specific pathogens and the infectious diseases they cause. Links to extensive references provide opportunities to gain greater insight.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1 Historical Perspectives
Chapter 2 Basics of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Chapter 3 Study Designs
Chapter 4 Infectious Disease Prevention
Chapter 5 Investigating Disease Outbreaks
Chapter 6 The Immune System and Infectious Disease
Chapter 7 Prion Infections
Chapter 8 Viral Infections
Chapter 9 HIV/AIDS
Chapter 10 Bacterial Infections
Chapter 11 Parasitic Infections
Chapter 12 Foodborne Infections
Chapter 13 Sexually Transmitted Infections
Chapter 14 Healthcare-Acquired Infections
Chapter 15 Neglected Tropical Diseases
Chapter 16 Future Trends