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Microbical Challenge : Human-Microbe Interactions

Microbical Challenge : Human-Microbe Interactions - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-1555812416

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Publisher: American Society for Microbiology
Published: 2002
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Microbical Challenge : Human-Microbe Interactions - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-1555812416

Robert I. Krasner

ISBN13: 978-1555812416
ISBN10: 1555812414
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 02
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology

Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

This accessible and fascinating book on human-microbe interactions is the perfect text for use in undergraduate science courses. Designed to help students better understand the biology of the microbial world and its effect on their lives, this timely volume covers issues of vital importance, including biological warfare and terrorism, antibiotic resistance, the global impact of microbial diseases, and immunization.

A hybrid of microbiology and public health, The Microbial Challenge emphasizes the significance of microbes in everyday living. Students are led to understand public health problems and are provided a greater awareness of disease on a global scale through an examination of microbial (infectious) diseases and their societal consequences, including descriptions of some of the major microbial diseases through the ages, efforts put forth to meet the challenges raised by microbes, and public health measures of protection and surveillance put in place to keep ever-challenging microbes at bay. The beneficial nature of microbes is also examined; they are vital to the cycles of nature and the synthesis of vitamins in our intestinal tract, and they play an important role in the food industry.

Richly illustrated with many photos from the author's extensive personal collection taking during his numerous trips abroad, The Microbial Challenge is ideal for students not majoring in science, for allied health sciences courses, and for public health courses. It can also be used as supplementary reading in standard microbiology and other biology courses.

Key Features:

  • Presents material from a public health perspective
  • Covers both the beneficial and harmful aspects of microbes
  • Over 250 illustrations and photographs from the author's personal travel and experiences
  • Extensive glossary

Author Bio

Krasner, Robert I. : Providence College

Table of Contents

Part I: The Challenge

Chapter 1: Identifying the Challenge

Chapter 2: The Microbial World

Chapter 3: The Beneficial Aspects of Microbes: the Other Side of the Coin

Chapter 4: Bacteria

Chapter 5: Viruses

Chapter 6: Concepts of Microbial Disease

Chapter 7: Epidemiology and Cycle of Microbial Disease

Chapter 8: Major Bacterial Diseases

Chapter 9: Viral Diseases

Chapter 10: Protozoa and Protozoan Diseases and Helminths and Helminthic Diseases

Part II: Meeting the Challenge

Chapter 11: Immune Response

Chapter 12: Control of Microbial Diseases

Chapter 13: Partnerships in the Control of Infectious Diseases

Part III: Challenges of the Past and Present

Chapter 14: Biological Weapons

Chapter 15: Current "Plagues"

Chapter 16: The Unfinished Agenda

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