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Author House, Dec 9, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 496 pages
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Get ready to explore the fascinating terrain of infectious diseases that includes The Hot Zone by Richard Preston (best seller on the Ebola outbreak), Strafford-Belmont Hotel in Philadelphia (Legionnaires disease outbreak), Jack-in the Box fast-food restaurants, Lyme Disease, Connecticut (tick-borne infection), Jim Hinson (famous puppeteer killed by streptococcal infection).

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Principles and Practice of Immunization 61
The Practice of Immunization 70
Overview of Viruses 80
Some Viral Infectious Diseases Transmitted Through Respiratory or Gastrointestinal Tract 117
Some Viral Infectious Diseases Transmitted Through Interaction between animals
Overview of Bacteria 172
Some Bacterial diseases transmitted through contact or respiratory tract 178
Some Foodborne Bacterial Diseases 204
Some Bacterial Diseases Transmitted Through Interaction between Animals and Humans
Some Infectious Diseases Caused by Fungi Protozoa and Metazoa 284
Some Fungal Protozoal or Metazoal Diseases Transmitted Through Skin Contact
Some Fungal Protozoal or Metazoal Diseases Transmitted Through
Some Fungal Protozoal or Metazoal diseases Transmitted Through Interaction
Sexually Transmitted Infections STIs 424

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About the author (2011)

The author and editor, Martin Ayong Ayim, was born in Ngwenjin village in the Azem Clan of Widikum in
Cameroon. He studied at Federal Bilingual Grammar School Yaounde and Nursing School Bamenda.
He was admitted into Indiana University Bloomington in 1984 where he graduated with a Bachelors of Science in
Public Health Administration in 1987, and a Masters of Public Health with emphasis in Community Health
Education in 1989. Thereafter, he was admitted into Texas A & M University for the doctoral program where he
graduated in 1993 with a Ph. D. in Health education. He is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) in the
USA. Furthermore he is a grant writer and publisher of many scholarly articles in National and International
Journals of Health Education.
He was employed at Grambling State University of Louisiana where he was promoted to Professor of Health
Education. He successfully developed the Bs Kinesiology Health Promotion where he serves as Senior Academic
Advisor. He earned the Dr. Eddie Robinson, Snr Endowed Professorship in the Department. He won the Health
Educator of the Year in the State of Louisiana by the Louisiana Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation,
and Dance (LAHPERD) in 2004. He also won the LAHPERD Ethnic Minority Award in 2005. Ayim is an active
member of many professional organizations at local, national, and international levels.
He has edited and written books in community health promotion, and published articles in the State and
International Journals of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. He developed the INDICATE Model,
a culture-based Model for Community health promotion program planning. His career objectives are to: teach
health education content and process in an Institution of Higher Learning and write grants for external funding;
conduct extensive health education-related research in Cameroon an/or in other developing countries of Africa;
work with the World Health Organization Regional Office in Africa or with any International or Regional Health
Education Institute for Africa; and to write and publish professional articles and textbooks for the enhancement of
health education and the control of infectious diseases in developing countries.
Finally, Ayim provides leadership in the health education profession, academia, and society. He served as
President of Delta SOPHE Chapter ( of the Tristate-Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama from
2008-2010. He served as Vice-President of the Association for Professional Health Educators of the State of
Louisiana (APHELA), Vice President of Health, LAHPERD; and member of Lions Club Ruston, and Rotary Club
Ruston. He was Voted Community Service Faculty Member of the Year of Grambling State University in 2007.

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