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This book is a guide to information on infectious diseases that have either lately appeared for the first time in a population or have recently rapidly increased in incidence such as Ebola, Lassa Fever, MERS, Rift Valley Fever, and Zika virus. The articles avoid medical jargon and use language that laypersons can understand while still providing authoritative, balanced information that addresses the pathogens that are causing and threaten to cause significant health crises.
Covers the history, politics, and ethical debate related to infectious diseases. Includes articles on how such diseases impact trade and commerce, travel, and the future of industrialized and impoverished nations.
Features more than 4,200 specially commissioned and peer-reviewed articles.
•Topic browse spanning the life sciences from cell biology to ecology
•Topic coverage reviewed by a distinguished international scientific advisory team
•Overviews and Suggested Articles to help students learn about topics
•Key Concepts explaining critical learning points for the reader
•Open availability of Abstracts, Key Concepts and Keywords
•Open availability of high-quality illustrations
•Open availability of References and Further Reading
•In-text hyperlinks directly linking related eLS articles
•New and updated articles added on a monthly basis
•Updated articles clearly linked to earlier versions
Excellent source for finding a good overview and background on a disease - covers pathophysiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, management and treatment etc.
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