The Microbial Challenge: Science, Disease and Public Health

The Microbial Challenge: Science, Disease and Public Health

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The Microbial Challenge: Science, Disease, and Public Health, Second Edition, presents a fascinating look at human-microbe interactions and examines the disease producers while discussing how, with knowledge-based preparation, we can live in harmony with microbes. It also discusses the ways in which beneficial microbes are involved in the cycles of nature and in the food industry, and how they are used as research tools. This unique text is a hybrid of microbiology and public health and includes material on prions, helminths (worms), biological warfare and terrorism, antibiotic resistance, the global impact of microbial diseases, and immunization. The text helps students better understand the biology of the microbial world and the societal factors that are both the cause and consequences of microbial disease. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.As Americaa#39;s uniformed service of public health professionals, the Commissioned Corps achieves this mission ... Its slogan is a€œHelping People, before, during, and after disaster. ... legally, as in the withdrawal of the RotaShield vaccine (see Chapter 10) against gastroenteritis shortly after its approval. ... It has come a long way since its founding in 1887 as the one-room Laboratory of Hygiene to seventyfive buildings spread over a 300-acre campus in Bethesda, Maryland ( FIGURE 14.8).

Title:The Microbial Challenge: Science, Disease and Public Health
Author:Robert I Krasner
Publisher:Jones & Bartlett Publishers - 2010-03-10


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