Every day, we are constantly faced with information about infectious diseases, infection control methods and disease prevention.
We wash our hands with antibacterial soap, we use hand sanitizers and we use disinfectant sprays and wipes.
We are aware of how we are suppose to prevent infectious diseases, but we may not be aware of what it is that we are trying to avoid.
Chicken Pox is considered to be a children’s illness, but in recent years, it has become more prevalent in adults and teenagers, because they were never vaccinated.
This disease is transmitted via direct contact with an infected person.
Infection can be prevented if you by avoid contact with an infected individual during the virulent stage of the infection.
Strep Throat is a common infectious disease which is indicative of swollen tonsils and throat discomfort.
A person may experience any of the following: difficulty swallowing, general discomfort, feeling ill, fever, headache, chills, ear pain, inflammation or swelling on the side of the neck.
Infection occurs from direct contact with an infected person. The best prevention is to avoid all contact with the infected person.
Hepatitis is one of the most common and serious infectious diseases in North America.
Hepatitis comes in three main forms, which are caused by related viruses.
The most common form of hepatitis is Hepatitis A. This type is most often seen in its acute form and can lasts for up to six months from primary infection.
Hepatitis A is also the main cause of liver disease worldwide. Hepatitis C follows closely behind.
Treatments for Hepatitis are dependent on the strain of virus.
Prevention using common infectious diseases management techniques are highly effective. The type depends on the particular virus you are exposed too.
Pneumonia is a disease that can affect either one or both of the lungs.
This can cause inflammation of the lungs and the lungs filling up with fluid.
Some of the more common causes of this condition include: inhalation of bacteria, fungi or a virus.
There are several symptoms that are common with pneumonia.
These symptoms can include: a cough, chest pain, difficulty breathing.
Many people who develop pneumonia must be hospitalized to effectively treat this condition. But for most instances, pneumonia can be treated with antibiotics that your doctor will prescribe for you.
Johns Hopkins ABX Guide: Diagnosis & Treatment of Infectious Diseases, Second Edition
by: John G. Bartlett
publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers, published: 2010-04-14
sales rank: 298759
price: $21.20 (new), $23.93 (used)
The Johns Hopkins ABX Guide, Second Edition continues to provide current, authoritative, comprehensive information on anti-microbial agents, infectious diseases, and commonly-encountered pathogens in one portable volume. Written by experts at the world-renowned Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, this must-have resource features expert recommendations, clinical and diagnostic decision-making tools, and drug-to-drug interactions. Concise, thorough, and current, The Johns Hopkins ABX Guide, Second Edition is designed for quick reference and comprehension. Information is featured in an easy-to-access format that facilitates rapid application of knowledge at the point of care.
Harrison’s Infectious Diseases
by: Dennis Kasper
publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional, published: 2010-06-18
sales rank: 478227
price: $35.99 (new), $34.59 (used)
The authority of Harrison’s in a handy, full-color paperback devoted exclusively to Infectious Diseases
5 STAR DOODY’S REVIEW!
“This book provides all the latest knowledge in the field and is supported by the scientific rigor and reliability that have defined Harrison’s….This book is an essential compact clinical companion for students and clinicians alike….This book is complete, easy to navigate, and remarkably up to date. As the parent text does, this book devotes significant attention to the importance of obtaining a history and conducting a physical examination, the basic foundation of all medicine. It blends the other myriad aspects of infectious diseases and offers eminently readable and current management recommendations. Indeed, it should be regarded as an authoritative source of current information on infectious diseases.”–Doody’s Review Service
Featuring the chapters on Infectious Diseases that appear in the landmark Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 17e, this compact clinical companion delivers all the latest knowledge in the field, backed by the scientific rigor and reliability that have defined Harrison’s.
You’ll find coverage that reflects the expertise of renowned editors and contributors — presented in a carry-anywhere format that makes it ideal for the classroom, the wards, or the point of care. With its ease of use, indispensable diagnosis-speeding guidelines, and acclaimed state-of-the-art strategies, Harrison’s Infectious Diseases is a must for students and clinicians alike.
Harrison’s Infectious Diseases delivers:
- Current, complete coverage of essential infectious diseases topics, including infections in organ systems, bacterial infections, viral infections, prion diseases, fungal and algal infections, and protozoal and helminthic infections
- 100+ high-yield Q&A drawn from Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine Self-Assessment and Board Review, 17e
- 6 complete chapters in print format from the Harrison’s DVD
- 127 chapters written by experts who have made significant contributions to knowledge in their fields
- References and other material that have been updated since the publication of HPIM 17e
- Integration of pathophysiology with clinical management topics in each of the disease-oriented chapters
- Helpful appendix of laboratory values of clinical importance
The Harrison’s specialty series is written by the same world-renowned author team who brought you Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 17e:
Anthony S. Fauci, MD; Eugene Braunwald, MD; Dennis L. Kasper, MD; Stephen L. Hauser, MD; Dan L. Longo, MD; J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD; Joseph Loscalzo, MD, PhD
The A to Z of Infectious Diseases (Concise Encyclopedia)
by: Carol Turkington
publisher: Checkmark Books, published: 2007-07
sales rank: 354847
price: $14.12 (new), $14.64 (used)
Encyclopedia contains the most recent information on new statistics, emerging infections, new diseases, and details on the risk of bioterrorism. Covers updated data on diagnosis, genetics, and treatments of diseases such as Ebola, Avian flu, and Lyme disease. All entries are cross-referenced and indexed. Previous edition: c1998.
graphic design and animation by Janelle Lawless, audio editing by Brian Maki, narration by Valipuram Manoranjan, song by Peter Sharp – ”Give Me Love”