By Heiman F. L. Wertheim, Peter Horby, John P. Woodall

The Atlas of Human Infectious Diseases offers a far wanted sensible and visible evaluation of the present distribution and determinants of significant infectious ailments of people. the excellent full-color maps convey at a look the components with said infections and outbreaks, and are observed by means of a concise precis of key info at the infectious agent and its medical and epidemiological features. seeing that infectious ailments are dynamic, the maps are offered within the context of a altering global, and the way those alterations are influencing the geographical distribution on human infections.

This targeted atlas:

  • Contains greater than one hundred forty five top of the range full-color maps masking all significant human infectious diseases
  • Provides key details at the illustrated infectious diseases
  • Has been compiled and reviewed by way of a piece of writing board of infectious affliction specialists from round the world

The result's a concise atlas with a constant layout all through, the place fabric crucial for realizing the worldwide spatial distribution of infectious illnesses has been thoughtfully assembled via foreign specialists. Atlas of Human Infectious Diseases is an important instrument for infectious disorder experts, clinical microbiologists, virologists, shuttle drugs experts, and public healthiness professionals.

The Atlas of Human Infectious Diseases is observed via a unfastened greater Wiley computer variation - an interactive electronic model of the publication with downloadable photos and textual content, highlighting and note-taking amenities, book-marking, cross-referencing, in-text looking, and linking to references and word list terms.

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Trends Pharmacol Sci 31(11):509–515. Kumarasamy KK, et al. (2010) Emergence of a new antibiotic resistance mechanism in India, Pakistan, and the UK: a molecular, biological, and epidemiological study. Lancet Infect Dis 10(9):597–602. Livermore DM (2009) Has the era of untreatable infections arrived? J Antimicrob Chemother 64(1):29–36. Van de Sande-Bruinsma N, et al. (2008) Antimicrobial drug use and resistance in Europe. Emerg Infect Dis 14(11):1722–1730. Atlas of Human Infectious Diseases, First Edition.

The concentration of healthcare services, people, and wealth in cities provides abundant opportunities for the generation and transmission of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance. The multitude and magnitude of food production and distribution systems, including extensive urban and peri-urban farming in low-income countries, may result in favorable conditions for food-borne infections. Key references Patel RB (2009) Urbanization – an emerging humanitarian disaster. NEJM, 361, 8.

In general, human pathogen diversity is associated with latitude, being maximum at the equator and decreasing with distance from the equator. Climate is also associated with temporal changes in social behaviors, such as the mixing of children during school terms, which influence disease epidemiology. Temperature, humidity, and perhaps sunlight may also directly affect individual susceptibility to infection by altering mucosal integrity or innate immunity. However, despite very clear spatial and seasonal patterns of many infections, the precise mechanism or interactions are rarely disentangled and usually remain a matter of speculation.

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