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Author Grove, David I., author

Title Tapeworms, lice, and prions : a compendium of unpleasant infections / David I Grove
Edition First edition
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 602 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Contents Infection : the search for its causes -- Worms. Ascaris-the giant intestinal roundworm ; Tapeworms ; Hookworm anaemia ; Schistosomiasis (sometimes called Bilharziasis) ; Filariasis (elephantiasis) -- Arthropods. Lice (pediculosis) ; The itch (scabies) -- Fungi. Tinea (ringworm, etc.) ; Candidiasis (thrush) -- Protozoa. Giardiasis ; Amoebic dysentery and liver abscess ; Malaria ; Sleeping sickness (African trypanosomiasis) ; Cutaneous leishmaniasis (Oriental sore) and visceral leishmaniasis (kala azar) ; Chagas disease (South American trypanosomiasis) -- Bacteria. The germ theory of disease ; Anthrax ; Tuberculosis (consumption) ; Leprosy (Hansen's disease) ; The golden staphylococcus ; The pus-forming streptococcus ; Childbed fever ; Infections of the skin and underlying tissues ; Tonsillitis and scarlet fever ; Post-streptococcal diseases ; Rheumatic fever ; Post-streptococcal acute glomerulonephritis ; The pneumococcus and pneumonia ; Upper respiratory infections : sinusitis, middle ear infections, and mastoiditis ; Gonorrhoea (the clap) ; Syphilis (the pox) ; The meningococcus and meningitis ; Diphtheria ; Whooping cough (pertussis) ; Cholera ; Typhoid fever ; Escherichia coli ; Bacillary dysentery (shigellosis) ; Tetanus (lockjaw) ; Plague (the Black Death) ; Brucellosis (undulant fever) ; Legionnaires' disease ; Helicobacter pylori and peptic ulcers ; Typhus ; Chlamydia, trachoma, and urethritis -- Viruses. The discovery of viruses and determination of their nature ; Smallpox (variola) ; Rabies (hydrophobia) ; Yellow fever ; Dengue fever (breakbone fever) ; Poliomyelitis (infantile paralysis) ; Measles (rubeola) ; German measles (rubella) ; Mumps ; Varicella (chickenpox and shingles) ; Herpes simplex (cold sores and more) ; Glandular fever (infectious mononucleosis) ; Influenza (the flu) ; Viral hepatitis (A, B, and C) ; Human Immunodeficiency Virus and the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome -- Prions. Kuru, mad cows, and variant Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease -- Unde venis et quo vadis?
Summary An extraordinary array of infectious agents affects humans; from worms, arthopods, and fungi to bacteria, viruses, and prions. In this compendium of the curious and fascinating organisms that cause disease, including Legionnaire's disease, mumps, CJD, and chlamydia, David I. Grove provides a lively, fact-filled account of the nature of each organism, their life cycle, the ingenious ways in which they infect humans, and the human stories behind their discovery
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Arthropod vectors
Communicable diseases -- Transmission
Pathogenic bacteria
Pathogenic fungi
Vector-pathogen relationships
Worms as carriers of disease
Disease Transmission, Infectious
Arthropod vectors.
Communicable diseases -- Transmission.
MEDICAL -- Forensic Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Preventive Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Public Health.
Pathogenic bacteria.
Pathogenic fungi.
Vector-pathogen relationships
Worms as carriers of disease.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0191653446
Other Titles Compendium of unpleasant infections