Health Reference Series: Contagious Diseases Sourcebook

Editor: Williams, Angela L.
Publication Year: 2019
Publisher: Omnigraphics, Inc.

Single-User Purchase Price: $95.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $142.50
ISBN: 978-1-78785-577-9
Category: Health & Medicine - Medicine
Image Count: 3
Book Status: Available
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Contagious Diseases Sourcebook, Fourth Edition provides updated information about microbes that are spread from person to person and the diseases they cause, including influenza, lice infestation, pneumonias, staphylococcal and streptococcal infections, tuberculosis, and others.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Part I: What You Need to Know about Germs
  • Chapter 1—Understanding Microbes
  • Chapter 2—Immunity: An Overview
  • Chapter 3—Immunodeficiency and Contagious Diseases
  • Chapter 4—Transmission of Contagious Disease
  • Chapter 5—Screening Internationally Adopted Children for Contagious Diseases
  • Chapter 6—Bioterrorism: Disease Used as a Weapon
  • Part II: Viral Contagious Diseases
  • Chapter 7—Adenovirus
  • Chapter 8—Avian Flu
  • Chapter 9—Chickenpox (Varicella) and Shingles
  • Chapter 10—Common Colds
  • Chapter 11—Conjunctivitis
  • Chapter 12—Ebola Virus Disease
  • Chapter 13—Epstein-Barr Virus and Infectious Mononucleosis
  • Chapter 14—Fifth Disease (Parvovirus B19)
  • Chapter 15—Genital Herpes
  • Chapter 16—Gonorrhea
  • Chapter 17—Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease
  • Chapter 18—Hepatitis: A through E and Beyond
  • Chapter 19—Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
  • Chapter 20—Human Papillomavirus
  • Chapter 21—Influenza
  • Chapter 22—Measles
  • Chapter 23—Viral Meningitis
  • Chapter 24—Mumps
  • Chapter 25—Nonpolio Enterovirus
  • Chapter 26—Norovirus
  • Chapter 27—Polio
  • Chapter 28—Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection
  • Chapter 29—Rubella
  • Chapter 30—Smallpox
  • Chapter 31—Zika Virus
  • Part III: Bacterial Contagious Diseases
  • Chapter 32—Chancroid
  • Chapter 33—Chlamydia and Lymphogranuloma Venereum
  • Chapter 34—Cholera
  • Chapter 35—Clostridium difficile Infection
  • Chapter 36—Diphtheria
  • Chapter 37—Hansen Disease (Leprosy)
  • Chapter 38—Hib Disease
  • Chapter 39—Impetigo
  • Chapter 40—Bacterial Meningitis
  • Chapter 41—Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
  • Chapter 42—Pneumonia
  • Chapter 43—Shigellosis
  • Chapter 44—Staph Infections: Group A
  • Chapter 45—Streptococcal Infections: Group A
  • Chapter 46—Streptococcal Infections: Group B
  • Chapter 47—Syphilis
  • Chapter 48—Tuberculosis
  • Chapter 49—Typhoid Fever
  • Chapter 50—Vaginal and Reproductive Tract Infections
  • Chapter 51—Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci
  • Chapter 52—Whooping Cough
  • Part IV: Parasitic and Fungal Contagious Diseases
  • Chapter 53—Amebiasis
  • Chapter 54—Cryptosporidiosis
  • Chapter 55—Lice
  • Chapter 56—Parasitic, Amebic, and Fungal Meningitis
  • Chapter 57—Pinworms
  • Chapter 58—Scabies
  • Chapter 59—Tinea Infections
  • Chapter 60—Trichomoniasis
  • Part V: Self-Treatment for Contagious Diseases
  • Chapter 61—Self-Care for Colds or Flu
  • Chapter 62—Sore Throat Care
  • Chapter 63—Fever: What You Can Do
  • Chapter 64—Mouth Sores: Causes and Care
  • Chapter 65—Over-the-Counter Medications
  • Chapter 66—Avoiding Drug Interactions
  • Chapter 67—Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Contagious Diseases
  • Part VI: Medical Diagnosis and Treatment of Contagious Diseases
  • Chapter 68—Diagnostic Tests for Contagious Diseases
  • Chapter 69—Prescription Medicines That Treat Contagious Diseases (Antibiotics, Antivirals, and Other Prescription Medicines)
  • Chapter 70—Antiviral Drugs for Seasonal Flu
  • Chapter 71—Drug Resistance
  • Part VII: Preventing Contagious Diseases
  • Chapter 72—Handwashing Prevents the Spread of Germs
  • Chapter 73—Vaccines: What They Are and How They Work
  • Chapter 74—Vaccine Types and Ingredients
  • Chapter 75—Childhood Immunizations: Ten Vaccines for Fourteen Diseases
  • Chapter 76—Questions and Answers about Immunizations
  • Chapter 77—Facts about Adolescent Immunization
  • Chapter 78—Adult Immunization Recommendations
  • Chapter 79—Possible Side Effects from Vaccines
  • Chapter 80—Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System
  • 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
  • Chapter 85—Legal Authorities for Isolation and Quarantine to Control the Spread of Contagious Diseases
  • Chapter 86—U.S. Nationally Notifiable Infectious Diseases: Protecting the Public Health
  • Chapter 87—Countering Bioterrorism and Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • Part VIII: Additional Help and Information
  • Chapter 88—Glossary of Terms Related to Contagious Diseases
  • Chapter 89—Directory of Organizations with Information about Contagious Diseases