A Concise Manual of Pathogenic Microbiology

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 25, 2012 - Science - 208 pages
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A quick, concise reference to pathogenic microorganisms and the diseases they cause, this book is divided into specific groups of pathogenic microorganisms including bacteria, protozoa, fungi, viruses, and prions. It lists important pathogenic taxa in each group, covering their natural habitats, the diseases they cause, microbiological highlights, laboratory diagnosis, and measures of prevention and control, including availability of vaccines and effective therapeutic agents. All healthcare professionals and public health workers will benefit from having this reliable source of information at their fingertips.
 

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Contents

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MICROORGANISMS
Chapter 11Spirochetes and Bacteria without
Chapter
Introduction toPathogenic Fungi
DISEASES CAUSEDBY YEASTLIKE FUNGI DISEASES CAUSEDBY FILAMENTOUS FUNGI
Multicellular Parasites
Chapter17 Viruses andPrions
SINGLESTRANDED RNA VIRUSES
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Saroj K. Mishra, Ph.D is an Adjunct Professor of Microbiology at the University of Houston Clear Lake, Houston, Texas. Dr. Mishra has over 35 years of teaching and research experience in medical microbiology, and holds several patents. The author of numerous peer-reviewed articles, Dr. Mishra also reviews submissions for the Canadian Journal of Microbiology, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Infectious Diseases, and Mycopathologia

Dipti Agrawal, M.D. is a Board Certified physician in internal medicine and infectious diseases. She has over 10 years of experience practicing in infectious disease clinics and hospitals in Houston, Texas.

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