The Microbial Challenge

Author: Robert I Krasner
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449673333
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Microbes play a highly significant role in our daily lives as agents of infectious disease and are a major public health concern. The third edition of The Microbial Challenge: A Public Health Perspective addresses this topic and has been extensively revised and updated with the latest data in a fast-paced field. It focuses on human-microbe interactions and considers bacterial, viral, prion, protozoan, fungal and helminthic (worm) diseases. A chapter on beneficial aspects of microbes makes it clear that not all microbes are disease producers and that microbes are necessary for the sustenance of life on Earth. The response of the immune system, concepts of epidemiology, and measures of control from the individual to the international level to thwart potentially life-threatening epidemics are described. Sections on fungi and fungal diseases are new. The third edition includes new and contemporary information on vaccinations, antibiotic resistant microbes, practical disinfection information, virotherapy and emerging diseases. New boxes throughout the text feature items of human interest such as big and bizarre viruses, probiotics, rats, and synthetic biology. Ancillary instructor and student resources have been updated and expanded including the end of the chapter Self Evaluations. New and Key Features of the Third Edition: -New end-of-chapter questions included in every chapter. -A wealth of new feature boxes add a real-world perspective to the topics at hand. -New data on virotherapy and prions as infectious agents -New and updated statistics and data tables included throughout the text -Includes the latest on emerging and reemerging infectious diseases as major health problems

Krasner s Microbial Challenge

Author: Teri Shors
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 1284139182
Format: PDF, ePub
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The fourth edition of Krasner's Microbial Challenge focuses on human-microbe interactions and considers bacterial, viral, prion, protozoan, fungal and helminthic (worm) diseases and is the ideal resource for non-majors, nursing programs, and public health programs.

The Microbial Challenge Science Disease and Public Health

Author: Robert I Krasner
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449653715
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Microbial Challenge: Science, Disease, and Public Health, Second Edition, presents a fascinating look at human-microbe interactions and examines the disease producers while discussing how, with knowledge-based preparation, we can live in harmony with microbes. It also discusses the ways in which beneficial microbes are involved in the cycles of nature and in the food industry, and how they are used as research tools. This unique text is a hybrid of microbiology and public health and includes material on prions, helminths (worms), biological warfare and terrorism, antibiotic resistance, the global impact of microbial diseases, and immunization. The text helps students better understand the biology of the microbial world and the societal factors that are both the cause and consequences of microbial disease. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.

The Microbial Challenge

Author: Providence College Robert Krasner
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781449673352
Format: PDF, Docs
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Microbes Play A Highly Significant Role In Our Daily Lives As Agents Of Infectious Disease And Are A Major Public Health Concern. The Third Edition Of The Microbial Challenge: A Public Health Perspective Addresses This Topic And Has Been Extensively Revised And Updated With The Latest Data In A Fast-Paced Field. It Focuses On Human-Microbe Interactions And Considers Bacterial, Viral, Prion, Protozoan, Fungal And Helminthic (Worm) Diseases. A Chapter On Beneficial Aspects Of Microbes Makes It Clear That Not All Microbes Are Disease Producers And That Microbes Are Necessary For The Sustenance Of Life On Earth. The Response Of The Immune System, Concepts Of Epidemiology, And Measures Of Control From The Individual To The International Level To Thwart Potentially Life-Threatening Epidemics Are Described. Sections On Fungi And Fungal Diseases Are New. The Third Edition Includes New And Contemporary Information On Vaccinations, Antibiotic Resistant Microbes, Practical Disinfection Information, Virotherapy And Emerging Diseases. New Boxes Throughout The Text Feature Items Of Human Interest Such As Big And Bizarre Viruses, Probiotics, Rats, And Synthetic Biology. Ancillary Instructor And Student Resources Have Been Updated And Expanded Including The End Of The Chapter Self Evaluations. New And Key Features Of The Third Edition: -New End-Of-Chapter Questions Included In Every Chapter. -A Wealth Of New Feature Boxes Add A Real-World Perspective To The Topics At Hand. -New Data On Virotherapy And Prions As Infectious Agents -New And Updated Statistics And Data Tables Included Throughout The Text -Includes The Latest On Emerging And Reemerging Infectious Diseases As Major Health Problems

Hot Zone

Author: Richard Preston
Publisher: Knaur eBook
ISBN: 3426434571
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Richard Prestons populärwissenschaftlicher Tatsachen-Thriller liest sich spannender als jeder Horror-Roman. Preston berichtet darin über die ersten Infektionen mit dem Ebola-Virus vor über vierzig Jahren. Sein Tatsachenthriller von 1998 ist immer noch hochaktuell, wie die schreckliche Ebola-Epidemie in Zentralafrika gerade zeigt. Ebola gehört zu den gefährlichsten Killerviren. Diese aus dem Afrikanischen Regenwald stammenden sogenannten „Filoviren“, können einen Menschen auf grausamste Art und Weise töten. Das Virus löst innerhalb weniger Tage die inneren Organe auf, und der Erkrankte verblutet von innen. Das Virus ist zudem extrem ansteckend, und weltweit gibt es immer noch kein wirksames Heilmittel dagegen. Deshalb ist es nicht auszuschließen, dass die Menschheit eines Tages einer Seuche wie Ebola erliegen könnte. Preston schildert, wie der Ebola-Erreger über Affen, die für medizinische Versuche importiert wurden, schließlich nach Amerika kommt. In einem kleinen Labor in Reston, USA, verbreitet er Angst und Schrecken. Als sich die Seuche unter den im Quarantänelager zusammengepferchten Affen ausbreitet, rufen die Betreiber der Anlage die Gesundheitsbehörden zu Hilfe. Bald müssen die Wissenschaftler feststellen, dass sich das Virus inzwischen nicht nur durch Kontakt, sondern auch durch die Luft verbreiten kann.

Antibiotika Forschung Probleme und Perspektiven

Author: Akademie der Wissenschaften Hamburg
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110306891
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Increasingly, antibiotic-resistant bacteria and a lack of new antibiotics to combat them are endangering the successful treatment of bacterial infections. This book describes the insufficient status quo of the development of new antibiotics and gives extensive recommendations for scientific, political and social solutions.

Blutmusik

Author: Greg Bear
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641077141
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Was wäre, wenn intelligente Einzeller existierten? Vergil Ulam, ein einsamer, kauziger Wissenschaftler, steht kurz davor, das herauszufinden, als er seinen Job und damit auch sein Labor verliert. Nachdem er die Schwelle ethischer und legaler Methoden ohnehin längst überschritten hat, injiziert er sich seine „Forschungsergebnisse“ – und löst damit Veränderungen auf der ganzen Welt aus, denn die winzigen Lebewesen denken nicht daran, sich nur auf Ulams Körper zu beschränken.