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Infectious Diseases - a Geographic Guide 2E

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. * Geographic approach means that it's 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
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Table of Contents

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

About the Author

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 Zurich, WHO Collaborating Centre for Travellers' Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute, Zurich, Switzerland


"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

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