Health Reference Series: Contagious Diseases Sourcebook

Editor: Shannon, Joyce Brennfleck
Publication Year: 2016
Publisher: Omnigraphics, Inc.

Single-User Purchase Price: $85.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $127.50
ISBN: 978-0-7808-1488-2
Category: Health & Medicine - Health
Image Count: 5
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

Provides basic consumer health information about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of digestive diseases and disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, including facts about the effects of food intolerances, infections, and certain cancers.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Part I: What You Need to Know about Germs
  • Chapter 1—Understanding Microbes (Germs)
  • Section 1.1—What Are Microbes?
  • Section 1.2—Microbes Can Cause Different Kinds of Infections
  • Section 1.3—Preventing Microbial Diseases
  • Section 1.4—General Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Microbial Diseases
  • Chapter 2—The Immune System and Its Functions
  • Chapter 3—Immunodeficiency and Contagious Diseases
  • Chapter 4—Common Variable Immune Deficiency
  • Chapter 5—Transmission of Contagious Diseases
  • Section 5.1—Transmission of Microbes That Cause Contagious Diseases
  • Section 5.2—Preventing the Transmission of Sexually Transmitted Disease
  • Section 5.3—Risk of Infectious Disease from Blood Transfusion
  • Section 5.4—Contagious Diseases Transmission on Airplanes and Cruise Ships
  • Chapter 6—Screening Internationally Adopted Children for Contagious Diseases
  • Chapter 7—Bioterrorism: Disease Used as a Weapon
  • Section 7.1—Bioterrorism Overview
  • Section 7.2—Strategic National Stockpile of Medicine
  • Section 7.3—U.S. Preparedness for Health Emergencies from Bioterrorism (Anthrax)
  • Chapter 8—Nationally Notifiable Infectious Diseases: Protecting the Public Health
  • Part II: Types of Contagious Diseases
  • Chapter 9—Adenovirus
  • Chapter 10—Amebiasis
  • Chapter 11—Chancroid
  • Chapter 12—Chickenpox (Varicella)
  • Chapter 13—Chlamydia and Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV)
  • Chapter 14—Cholera
  • Chapter 15—Clostridium difficile Infection
  • Chapter 16—Common Cold
  • Chapter 17—Conjunctivitis (Pinkeye)
  • Chapter 18—Coxsackievirus Infections
  • Chapter 19—Cryptosporidiosis
  • Chapter 20—Diphtheria
  • Chapter 21—Ebola
  • Chapter 22—Epstein-Barr Virus and Infectious Mononucleosis
  • Chapter 23—Fifth Disease (Parvovirus B19)
  • Chapter 24—Genital Herpes
  • Chapter 25—Gonorrhea
  • Chapter 26—Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease
  • Chapter 27—Hepatitis: A through E and Beyond
  • Chapter 28—Hib Disease
  • Chapter 29—Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
  • Chapter 30—Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Chapter 31—Impetigo
  • Chapter 32—Influenza
  • Section 32.1-Seasonal Flu
  • Section 32.2-Pandemic Flu
  • Section 32.3-Avian Flu
  • Section 32.4-H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)
  • Chapter 33—Lice
  • Section 33.1-Body Lice
  • Section 33.2-Head Lice
  • Section 33.3-Pubic Lice
  • Chapter 34—Measles
  • Chapter 35—Meningitis
  • Chapter 36—Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
  • Chapter 37—Mumps
  • Chapter 38—Non-Polio Enterovirus
  • Chapter 39—Norovirus
  • Chapter 40—Pinworms
  • Chapter 41—Pneumonia
  • Chapter 42—Polio
  • Chapter 43—Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Infection
  • Chapter 44—Rubella
  • Chapter 45—Scabies
  • Chapter 46—Shigellosis
  • Chapter 47—Shingles
  • Chapter 48—Staph Infections: Group A
  • Section 48.1—Staphylococcal Infections
  • Section 48.2—Staphylococcus aureus and Pregnancy
  • Section 48.3—Vancomycin-Intermediate/Resistance S. Aureus (VISA/VRSA)
  • Chapter 49—Streptococcal Infections: Group A
  • Section 49.1—Strep Throat
  • Section 49.2—Scarlet Fever
  • Section 49.3—Severe/Invasive Group A Streptococcal (GAS) Disease .
  • Chapter 50—Streptococcal Infections: Group B
  • Section 50.1— Streptococcus pneumoniae
  • Section 50.2—Group B Strep in Pregnancy and Newborns
  • Section 50.3—Adult Group B Strep Disease
  • Chapter 51—Syphilis
  • Chapter 52—Tinea Infections (Ringworm, Jock Itch, Athlete's Foot)
  • Chapter 53—Trichomoniasis
  • Chapter 54—Tuberculosis
  • Chapter 55—Typhoid Fever
  • Chapter 56—Vaginal and Reproductive Tract Infections
  • Chapter 57—Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci (VRE)
  • Chapter 58—Whooping Cough (Pertussis)
  • Chapter 59—Zika Virus
  • Part III: Self-Treatment for Contagious Diseases
  • Chapter 60—Self-Care for Colds or Flu
  • Section 60.1—What to Do for Colds and Flu
  • Section 60.2—Actions to Fight Flu and FAQs about Preventing Seasonal Flu
  • Section 60.3—Taking Care of Yourself When You Have Seasonal Flu
  • Section 60.4—Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for Flu and Colds
  • Chapter 61—Sore Throat Care
  • Chapter 62—Fever: What You Can Do
  • Chapter 63—Over-the-Counter (OTC) Medications
  • Section 63.1—Over-the-Counter Medicines: What's Right for You?
  • Section 63.2—Kids Are Not Just Small Adults: Tips on Giving OTC Medicine to Children
  • Section 63.3—Nonprescription Cough and Cold Medicine Use in Children
  • Chapter 64—Avoid Drug Interactions
  • Chapter 65—Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for Contagious Diseases
  • Section 65.1—Selecting a CAM Practitioner
  • Section 65.2—Getting to Know Probiotics
  • Section 65.3—Herbal Supplements
  • Section 65.4—Dietary Supplements
  • Section 65.5—CAM and Hepatitis C
  • Part IV: Medical Diagnosis and Treatment of Contagious Diseases
  • Chapter 66—Diagnostic Tests for Contagious Diseases
  • Section 66.1—Medical Tests That Diagnose Infection
  • Section 66.2—Strep Throat Testing and Treatment
  • Section 66.3—Testing for Influenza, Respiratory Infections, and Drug-Resistant Staph Infections
  • Section 66.4—Rapid and Home Tests for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Chapter 67—Prescription Medicines That Treat Contagious Diseases
  • Section 67.1—Antibiotics, Antivirals, and Other Prescription Medicines
  • Section 67.2—Antibiotic Safety (Using Antibiotics Wisely)
  • Section 67.3—Antiviral Drugs for Seasonal Flu
  • Chapter 68—Antimicrobial (Drug) Resistance
  • Chapter 69—Influenza Antiviral Drug Resistance
  • Chapter 70—Combating Antibiotic Resistance
  • Chapter 71—Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance Patterns and Rates
  • Part V: Preventing Contagious Diseases
  • Chapter 72—Handwashing Prevents the Spread of Germs
  • Chapter 73—Vaccines: What They Are and How They Work
  • Chapter 74—Types of Vaccines and Vaccine Strategies
  • Chapter 75—Childhood Immunizations: Ten Vaccines for Fourteen Diseases
  • Chapter 76—Questions and Answers about Childhood Vaccines
  • Chapter 77—Facts about Adolescent Immunization
  • Chapter 78—Adult Immunization Recommendations
  • Chapter 79—Problems with Vaccinations
  • Chapter 80—Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)
  • Chapter 81—Vaccination Records
  • Chapter 82—Vaccine Misinformation May Have Tragic Consequences
  • Chapter 83—What Would Happen If We Stopped Vaccinations?
  • Chapter 84—Preventing Transmission of Infections in Hospitals and Nursing Homes
  • Section 84.1—Tips for Surgery Patients to Prevent Antibiotic Resistance
  • Section 84.2—Prevention and Control of Influenza in Hospitals
  • Chapter 85—Quarantine and Isolation to Control the Spread of Contagious Diseases
  • Part VI: Additional Help and Information
  • Chapter 86—Glossary of Terms Related to Contagious Diseases
  • Chapter 87—Directory of Organizations That Provide Information about Contagious Diseases