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Infectious Diseases: A Geographic Guide (2nd Edition)

  • Edited By: Eskild Petersen, Lin Hwei Chen, Patricia Schlagenhauf-Lawlor
  • ISBN: 9781119085720
  • Publisher: Wiley Publishing
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Publication Date: May 1, 2017
  • Format: Paperback – 520 Pages
  • Language: English


The second edition of this concise and practical guide describes infections in geographical areas and provides information on disease risk, concomitant infections (such as co-prevalence of HIV and tuberculosis) and emerging bacterial, viral and parasitic infections in a given geographical area of the world.

Key Features
  • Geographic approach means that its the only book to guide the health care worker towards a diagnosis based on the location of symptoms and travel history by encouraging the question ‘where have you been?’
  • New content covering MERS, Ebola, Zika, and infections transmitted during air and maritime travel
  • Covers the major infectious disease outbreaks framed in their geographic setting such as H7N9, bird flu, influenza, H1N1, Ebola, and Zika
  • Outstanding international editor team with vast experience on various international infectious disease and as journal editors and key leaders in infection surveillance

“This is the second edition of the only book that currently approaches patients based on geography and type and duration of symptoms. It presents the information in an easy-to-read format and has many tables dividing the diseases into common, less common, and rare. This is a welcome update that covers several emerging diseases such as MERS and Zika viral infections and includes two new chapters describing infections acquired during sea and air travel” 

– Winnie Ooi, MD, MPH, DMD, Harvard Medical School on belahlf of Doody’s

Table of Contents
  1. List of contributors, viii
  2. Foreword to the first edition by Alan J. Magill (deceased), xv
  3. Foreword to the second edition by Jay S. Keystone, xvii
  4. Preface, xix
  5. Envoi, xxi
  6. Historical overview of global infectious diseases and geopolitics, 1 – Francis. E.G. Cox and Frank J. Bia
  7. Nontraditional infectious diseases surveillance systems, 12 – Davidson H. Hamer, Kamran Khan, Matthew German, and Lawrence C. Madoff
  8. Air travel−which infectious disease control measures are worthwhile?, 25 – Karen J. Marienau
  9. Infectious illnesses on cruise and cargo ships, 35 – Joanna J. Regan, J. Scott Vega, and Clive M. Brown
  10. Microbes on the move: prevention, required vaccinations, curtailment, outbreak, 45 – Patricia Schlagenhauf-Lawlor, Giles Poumerol, and Francisco Santos-O’Connor
  11. Diagnostic tests and procedures, 55 – Eskild Petersen and Tom Boyles
  12. Central Africa, 78 – Gerd D. Burchard and Martin P. Grobusch
  13. East Africa: Madagascar and Indian Ocean Islands, 93 – Philippe Gautret and Philippe Parola
  14. Eastern Africa, 104 – Andreas Neumayr and Christoph Hatz
  15. North Africa, 124 – Philippe Gautret, Nadjet Mouffok, and Philippe Parola
  16. Southern Africa, 137 – Marc Mendelson, Olga Perovic, and Lucille Blumberg
  17. West Africa, 154 – Boubacar Maiga and Patrick Ayeh-Kumi
  18. East Asia, 167 – Bin Cao, Fei Zhou, and Mikio Kimura
  19. South Central Asia, 185 – Holy Murphy, Gulzhan Abuova, and Prativa Pandey
  20. South-east Asia, 203 – Daniel H. Paris and Nicholas J. White
  21. Western Asia and the Middle East, 220 – Jaffar A. Al-Tawfiq, Seif S. Al-Abri, and Ziad A. Memish
  22. Eastern Europe, 235 – Natalia Pshenichnaya, Malgorzata Paul, and Alexander Erovichenkov
  23. Northern Europe, 257 – Birgitta Evengard, Audrone Marcinkute, and Eskild Petersen
  24. Southern Europe, 269 – Francesco Castelli, Androula Pavli, and Pier Francesco Giorgetti
  25. Western Europe, 278 – Peter J. de Vries and Eric Caumes
  26. The Caribbean, 302 – Elizabeth A. Talbot and Laura E. Shevy
  27. Central America, 317 – Larry I. Lutwick and Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales
  28. South America, 335 – Rodrigo Nogueira Angerami, Luiz Jacintho da Silva, and Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales
  29. Northern America, 356 – Barbra M. Blair, Philip R. Fischer, Michael Libman, and Lin H. Chen
  30. Australia, New Zealand, 375 – Karin Leder, Joseph Torresi, and Marc Shaw
  31. Oceania, 390 – Karin Leder, Joseph Torresi, and Marc Shaw
  32. Arctic and Antarctica, 404 – Anders Koch, Michael G. Bruce, and Karin Ladefoged
  33. The immunosuppressed patient, 419 – Brian T. Montague, Christopher M. Salas, Terri L. Montague, and Maria D. Mileno
  34. Emerging infections, 446 – Mary E. Wilson
  35. Migration and the geography of disease, 459 – Rogelio López-Vélez, Francesca F. Norman, and José-Antonio Pérez-Molina
  36. Climate change and the geographical distribution of infectious diseases, 470 – Ashwin Swaminathan, Elvina Viennet, Anthony J. McMichael, and David Harley
  37. List of abbreviations, 481
  38. Index, 484
Authors Biography

Eskild Petersen MD, DMSc, DTM&H, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University, Denmark, and Senior Consultant, Department of Infectious Diseases, The Royal Hospital, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

Lin H. Chen MD, FACP, FASTMH, Director of the Travel Medicine Center at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Patricia Schlagenhauf-Lawlor PhD, FFTM, RCPSS (Glasg), FISTM, Senior Scientist and Professor, University of Zürich, WHO Collaborating Centre for Travellers’ Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute, Zürich, Switzerland

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