Infectious Diseases: A Geographic Guide

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Eskild Petersen, Lin Hwei Chen, Patricia Schlagenhauf-Lawlor
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 22, 2011 - Medical - 480 pages
This concise and practical guide describes infections in geographical areas and provides information on disease risk, concomitant infections (such as co-prevalence of HIV and tuberculosis) and emerging bacterial, viral and parasitic infections in a given geographical area of the world.

Infectious Diseases: A Geographic Guide is divided according to United Nations world regions and addresses geographic disease profiles, presenting symptoms and incubation periods of infections. Each chapter contains a section on the coverage of the childhood vaccination programs in the countries included in that region. Chapters also include descriptions of infectious disease risk and problems with resistant bacteria in each region (e.g. antibiotic resistance in Salmonella infections in Southeast Asia).

For the clinician, this book is a tool to generate differential diagnoses by considering the geographical history, as well the presenting symptoms and duration of illness. For the travel medicine specialist, this book provides information on risks of different diseases at various destinations and is particularly useful in advising long-term travelers.


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Western Asia and the Middle East Part
Eastern Europe
Northern Europe
Southern Europe
Arctic and Antarctica
The immunosuppressed patient

North Africa
Southern Africa
West Africa
Eastern Asia
Southeastern Asia
Western Asia and the Middle East Part
Emerging infections
Migration and the geography of disease
Climate change and the geographical

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Eskild Petersen, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark

Lin Hwei Chen, Mount Auburn Hospital, MA, USA

Patricia Schlagenhauf, University of Zurich WHO Collaborating Centre for Travellers’ Health, Zurich, Switzerland

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