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A quick, concise reference to pathogenic microorganisms and the diseases they cause, this book is divided into specific groups of pathogenic microorganisms including bacteria, protozoa, fungi, viruses, and prions. It lists important pathogenic taxa in each group, covering their natural habitats, the diseases they cause, microbiological highlights, laboratory diagnosis, and measures of prevention and control, including availability of vaccines and effective therapeutic agents. All healthcare professionals and public health workers will benefit from having this reliable source of information at their fingertips.
A quick and concise source of information on the causal agents of common infectious diseases
Pathogenic microbiology is a highly developed branch of microbiology—and while our understanding of the molecular aspects of microorganisms and the host–microbe interactions has grown by leaps and bounds, our need for an old-fashioned source of information still exists. Presented by two authors with nearly a half-century of combined experience in pathogenic microbiology and infectious diseases, A Concise Manual of Pathogenic Microbiology is that necessary source.
A Concise Manual of Pathogenic Microbiology is a succinct account of the causal agents of most important and common infectious diseases. Divided into chapters based on broad taxonomic groupings or similarities between causal agents, the book lists important pathogenic taxa in each group, their natural habitats, the diseases they cause, microbiological highlights, laboratory diagnosis, and measures of prevention and control, including availability of vaccines and effective therapeutic agents.
Beginning with a basic introduction and terminologies, the book covers:
Antibiotics and chemotherapeutic agents
Physical and chemical control of microorganisms
Gram-positive and -negative cocci, bacilli, and miscellaneous bacteria
Spirochetes and actinomycetes
Subcutaneous and systemic mycoses
Unicellular and multicellular parasites
Double- and single-stranded DNA and RNA viruses and prions
A Concise Manual of Pathogenic Microbiology will serve as an accessible reference for students, nurses, physicians, public health workers, and other health professionals in need of a reliable, quick reference on infectious diseases and their causal agents.