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Title Emerging infections in Asia / edited by Yichen Lu, M. Essex, Bryan Roberts
Published New York : Springer, ©2008


Description 1 online resource (xvii, 250 pages) : illustrations
Contents Part 1: Avian flu. Influenza : biology, infection, and control / Bryan Roberts ; The past and present threat of avian influenza in Thailand / Prasert Auewarakul ; Transmission of avian influenza viruses to humans : viral receptor specificity and distribution in human airways / Yoshihiro Kawaoka and Kyoko Shinya -- Part 2: SARS. Investigation of animal reservoir(s) of SARS-CoV / Zhihong Hu and Zhengli Shi ; SARS epidemic : SARS outbreaks in inner-land of China / Li Ruan and Guang Zeng ; The 2003 SARS outbreak in Singapore : epidemiological and clinical features, containment measures, and lessons learned / Annelies Wilder-Smith and Kee Tai Goh ; The 2003 SARS outbreaks in Taiwan / Yi-Ming Arthur Chen -- Part 3: HIV/AIDS. HIV/AIDS : lessons from a new disease pandemic / M. Essex and Yichen Lu ; AIDS in China / Gui Xien and Zhuang Ke -- Part 4: Other infections. Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli's endemicity in developing countries and its emergence during diarrheal epidemics and natural disasters / Tanvir Ahmed and Firdausi Qadri ; Human cases of hemorrhagic fever in Saudi Arabia due to a newly discovered flavivirus, alkhurma hemorrhagic fever virus / Remi N. Charrel, Xavier de Lamballerie, and Ali Mohamed Zaki ; Disease outbreaks caused by emerging paramyxoviruses of bat origin / Lin-Fa Wang, John S. Mackenzie, and Bryan T. Eaton ; Multidrug resistant TB, TB control, and millennium development goals in Asia / Srikanth Prasad Tripathy and Sriram Prasad Tripathy ; Emergence of Staphylococcus aureus with reduced susceptibility to vancomycin in Asia / Jae-Hoon Song
Summary "Ongoing population shifts, widening health disparities, and rapid genetic mutation are major factors in viral and bacterial dissemination worldwide. At the same time, the role of Asia in the recent SARS and bird flu outbreaks has made that continent a key area of interest. This book offers an overview of infectious syndromes affecting local, regional and international health, concentrating on their greatest areas of transmission."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Emerging infectious diseases -- Asia
Communicable diseases -- Asia
Communicable Diseases, Emerging
Communicable Diseases
Emerging infectious diseases -- Asia.
Communicable diseases -- Asia.
Communicable Diseases, Emerging -- Asia.
Communicable diseases.
Emerging infectious diseases.
Form Electronic book
Author Lu, Yichen
Essex, Myron
Roberts, Bryan (Bryan E.)
ISBN 9780387757223