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Beyond Anthrax : The Weaponization of Infectious Diseases

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edited by Suzanne M. Lutwick, Larry I. Lutwick. --Totowa, NJ: Humana Press , c2009.
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Lutwick, Suzanne M
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Lutwick, Larry I
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edited by Suzanne M. Lutwick, Larry I. Lutwick
Place of Publication
Totowa, NJ
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2009
ISBN
9781597453264
Subjects (MeSH)
Biological Warfare Agents
Bioterrorism - prevention & control
Communicable Disease Control - methods
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e-Book
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Biological Weapons Defense : Infectious Diseases and Counterbioterrorism

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edited by Luther E. Lindler, Frank J. Lebeda, George W. Korch. --Totowa, NJ: Humana Press , c2005.
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Lindler, Luther E
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Lebeda, Frank J
Korch, George W
Responsibility
edited by Luther E. Lindler, Frank J. Lebeda, George W. Korch
Place of Publication
Totowa, NJ
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2005
Series Title
Infectious disease
ISBN
9781592597642
Subjects (MeSH)
Bioterrorism - prevention & control
Disaster Planning
Communicable Disease Control - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Infectious diseases
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e-Book
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Clear-Cutting Disease Control : Capital-Led Deforestation, Public Health Austerity, and Vector-Borne Infection

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Rodrick Wallace, Luis Fernando Chaves, Luke R. Bergmann, Constância Ayres, Lenny Hogerwerf, Richard Kock, Robert G. Wallace. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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The vector-borne Zika virus joins avian influenza, Ebola, and yellow fever as recent public health crises threatening pandemicity. By a combination of stochastic modeling and economic geography, this book proposes two key causes together explain the explosive spread of the worst of the vector-borne outbreaks. Ecosystems in which such pathogens are largely controlled by environmental stochasticity are being drastically streamlined by both agribusiness-led deforestation and deficits in public hea…
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Wallace, Rodrick
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Chaves, Luis Fernando
Bergmann, Luke R.
Ayres, Constância
Hogerwerf, Lenny
Kock, Richard
Wallace, Robert G.
Responsibility
Rodrick Wallace, Luis Fernando Chaves, Luke R. Bergmann, Constância Ayres, Lenny Hogerwerf, Richard Kock, Robert G. Wallace
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 68 p.) : 14 illus., 5 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319728506
9783319728490 (print ed.)
9783319728513 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Communicable Disease Control - methods
Communicable Diseases, Emerging
Conservation of Natural Resources
Disease Outbreaks
Disease Vectors
Environmental Policy
Forestry
Models, Theoretical
Specialty
Environmental Health
Infectious Disease Medicine
Policy
Abstract
The vector-borne Zika virus joins avian influenza, Ebola, and yellow fever as recent public health crises threatening pandemicity. By a combination of stochastic modeling and economic geography, this book proposes two key causes together explain the explosive spread of the worst of the vector-borne outbreaks. Ecosystems in which such pathogens are largely controlled by environmental stochasticity are being drastically streamlined by both agribusiness-led deforestation and deficits in public health and environmental sanitation. Consequently, a subset of infections that once burned out relatively quickly in local forests are now propagating across susceptible human populations whose vulnerability to infection is often exacerbated in structurally adjusted cities. The resulting outbreaks are characterized by greater global extent, duration, and momentum. As infectious diseases in an age of nation states and global health programs cannot, as much of the present modeling literature presumes, be described by interacting populations of host, vector, and pathogen alone, a series of control theory models is also introduced here. These models, useful to researchers and health officials alike, explicitly address interactions between government ministries and the pathogens they aim to control.
Contents
The Social Context of the Emergence of Vector-Borne Disease -- Modeling Vector-Borne Diseases in a Commoditized Landscape -- Modeling State Interventions -- Implications for Disease Intervention and Modeling -- Mathematical Appendix.
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e-Book
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Disaster Medicine : A Case Based Approach

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David MacGarty, David Nott, editors. --London: Springer , c2013.
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Whether switching on the TV, picking up a newspaper or simply logging on to the internet, one is constantly faced with images of natural disasters, conflict and human suffering. Humanity has experienced these problems throughout time and we have evolved methods and mechanisms for alleviating suffering, from trauma care following a traffic accident to international pacts and the Millennium Development Goals. In exploring such diverse cases of aid intervention, Disaster Medicine: A Case Based Ap…
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MacGarty, David
Nott, David
Responsibility
David MacGarty, David Nott, editors
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 390 p. : 68 ill., 63 ill. in color)
ISBN
9781447144236
Subjects (MeSH)
Communicable Disease Control - methods
Disaster Medicine
Public Health - methods
Relief Work - organization & administration
Tropical Medicine - methods
Wounds and Injuries - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Emergency medicine
Trauma
Abstract
Whether switching on the TV, picking up a newspaper or simply logging on to the internet, one is constantly faced with images of natural disasters, conflict and human suffering. Humanity has experienced these problems throughout time and we have evolved methods and mechanisms for alleviating suffering, from trauma care following a traffic accident to international pacts and the Millennium Development Goals. In exploring such diverse cases of aid intervention, Disaster Medicine: A Case Based Approach provides interesting, easily accessible content and context for understanding disaster medicine and global health. In each case the reader will be put in the position of the decision maker and as in real life some of the cases will portray success and some will show failure. It is hoped the reader will consider the issues and problems for themselves and perhaps consider things they would choose to do differently. Written by a team of experts with extensive experience in the field and a progressive perspective Disaster Medicine: A Case Based Approach is a valuable text for students and professionals of disaster medicine.
Contents
Part I: Disaster Response -- Immediate Response to Disasters -- Priorities in Post-Disaster Management -- Refugee Camps -- Complex Emergencies -- Security for the Humanitarian Worker -- Part II: Global Players -- Global Development: Millennium Development Goals -- Non-governmental Organisations and Aid -- Developing Healthcare Systems -- International Aid -- Future of Global Health -- Part III: Trauma and Surgery -- Pre-Hospital Care -- Mass Casualty Incident -- Military Trauma -- Tropical Surgery -- Surgery in Austere Environments -- Part IV: Tropical Medicine -- Polio and Vaccination Campaigns -- Malaria in Children -- Cholera: An Infectious Waterborne Disease -- HIV/AIDS -- Blinding Eye Diseases -- Part V: Public Health -- Malnutrition -- Sexual and Reproductive Health -- Maternal and Neonatal Health -- Mental Health Following Armed Conflict -- The Global Crisis in Non-Communicable Disease -- Index.
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Flesh and bones of medical microbiology

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Guyot, Andrea. --Edinburgh, Scotland: Mosby Elsevier , 2011.
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QW 4 G989 2011
Location
Dickson Building
Call Number
QW 4 G989 2011
Author
Guyot, Andrea
Other Authors
Schelenz, Silke
Myint, Steven H
Place of Publication
Edinburgh, Scotland
Publisher
Mosby Elsevier
Date of Publication
2011
Physical Description
125 p.
Series Title
Flesh and bones series
ISBN
9780723433828
Subjects (MeSH)
Microbiology
Communicable Diseases - physiopathology
Communicable Disease Control - methods
Format
Book
Location
Dickson Building
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1
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3 weeks
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Hospital infection prevention : principles & practices

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Chand Wattal, Nancy Khardori, editors. --New Delhi: Springer India , c2014.
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The art of medicine becomes science when supported by evidence. The recommended practices of infection prevention are based on scientific and epidemiologic evidence. However, most health care professionals see them as mandates and fail to incorporate them into their routine patient care activities. The core goal of this publication is to link the practices to the principles they are based on. The expectation is that understanding ofthe principles will change the practices from mandates to "shou…
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Wattal, Chand
Khardori, Nancy
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Chand Wattal, Nancy Khardori, editors
Place of Publication
New Delhi
Publisher
Springer India
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 177 pages)
ISBN
9788132216087 (electronic bk.)
9788132216070
Subjects (MeSH)
Communicable Disease Control - methods
Infection Control Practitioners - organization & administration
Subjects (LCSH)
Nosocomial infections - Prevention
Infection Control - methods
Communicable Disease Control - methods
Cross Infection - prevention and control
Hospitals
Infection Control Practitioners - organization & administration
Abstract
The art of medicine becomes science when supported by evidence. The recommended practices of infection prevention are based on scientific and epidemiologic evidence. However, most health care professionals see them as mandates and fail to incorporate them into their routine patient care activities. The core goal of this publication is to link the practices to the principles they are based on. The expectation is that understanding ofthe principles will change the practices from mandates to "should do" in the minds of health care professionals. This will lead to improvement inhealth care by preventing unintended harm to patients, co-workers and the communities at large.
Contents
1. The Mighty World of Microbes: An Overview -- 2. Vaccinations and Infection Prevention -- 3. Current Practices for Infection Prevention in the Hospital Settings -- 4. Hospital Infection Prevention Program -- 5. The Role of Microbiology Laboratory in Infection Prevention -- 6. Role of ntimicrobial Stewardship in Infection Prevention -- 7. A Four-Step Approach to Antibiotic Stewardship in India: Formulation of Antibiotic Policy -- 8. Role of Hospital Housekeeping and Materials Management Including Disinfection and Waste Management -- 9. Hand Hygiene and Personal Protective Equipment -- 10. Decontamination and Sterilization Procedures -- 11. Monitoring of High-Risk Areas: Intensive Care Units -- 12. Monitoring of High-Risk Areas: Operating Suite -- 13. Monitoring of High-Risk Areas: Maternity Wards -- 14. Monitoring of High-Risk Areas: Cancer Wards -- 15. Monitoring of High-Risk Areas: Dialysis Units -- 16. Monitoring of High-Risk Areas: Burn Units -- 17. Infection Prevention for Procedures in Wards.
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Infectious Disease Informatics and Biosurveillance : Research, Systems and Case Studies

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editors, Daniel Zeng, Hsinchun Chen, Carlos Castillo-Chavez, William B. Lober, Mark Thurmond. --New York, NY: Springer , c2011.
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This book on Infectious Disease Informatics (IDI) and biosurveillance is intended to provide an integrated view of the current state of the art, identify technical and policy challenges and opportunities, and promote cross-disciplinary research that takes advantage of novel methodology and what we have learned from innovative applications. This book also fills a systemic gap in the literature by emphasizing informatics driven perspectives (e.g., information system design, data standards, comput…
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Zeng, Daniel
Chen, Hsinchun
Castillo-Chavez, Carlos
Lober, William B
Thurmond, Mark
Responsibility
editors, Daniel Zeng, Hsinchun Chen, Carlos Castillo-Chavez, William B. Lober, Mark Thurmond
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2011
Physical Description
1 online resource (li, 488 p. : ill.)
Series Vol.
27
Series Title
Integrated Series in Information Systems
ISBN
9781441968920
9781441968913 (print ed.)
ISSN
1571-0270
Subjects (MeSH)
Biosurveillance
Communicable Disease Control - methods
Epidemiological Monitoring
Medical Informatics - methods
Abstract
This book on Infectious Disease Informatics (IDI) and biosurveillance is intended to provide an integrated view of the current state of the art, identify technical and policy challenges and opportunities, and promote cross-disciplinary research that takes advantage of novel methodology and what we have learned from innovative applications. This book also fills a systemic gap in the literature by emphasizing informatics driven perspectives (e.g., information system design, data standards, computational aspects of biosurveillance algorithms, and system evaluation). Finally, this book attempts to reach policy makers and practitioners through the clear and effective communication of recent research findings in the context of case studies in IDI and biosurveillance, providing "hands-on" in-depth opportunities to practitioners to increase their understanding of value, applicability, and limitations of technical solutions. This book collects the state of the art research and modern perspectives of distinguished individuals and research groups on cutting-edge IDI technical and policy research and its application in biosurveillance. The contributed chapters are grouped into three units. Unit I provides an overview of recent biosurveillance research while highlighting the relevant legal and policy structures in the context of IDI and biosurveillance ongoing activities. It also identifies IDI data sources while addressing information collection, sharing, and dissemination issues as well as ethical considerations. Unit II contains survey chapters on the types of surveillance methods used to analyze IDI data in the context of public health and bioterrorism. Specific computational techniques covered include: text mining, time series analysis, multiple data streams methods, ensembles of surveillance methods, spatial analysis and visualization, social network analysis, and agent-based simulation. Unit III examines IT and decision support for public health event response and bio-defense. Practical lessons learned in developing public health and biosurveillance systems, technology adoption, and syndromic surveillance for large events are discussed. The goal of this book is to provide an understandable interdisciplinary IDI and biosurveillance reference either used as a standalone textbook or reference for students, researchers, and practitioners in public health, veterinary medicine, biostatistics, information systems, computer science, and public administration and policy. Integrated Series in Information Systems (IS2) strives to publish scholarly work in the technical as well as the organizational side of the field. This series contains three sub-series including: expository and research monographs, integrative handbooks, and edited volumes, focusing on the state-of-the-art of application domains and/or reference disciplines, as related to information systems.
Contents
1. Real-Time Public Health Biosurveillance: Systems and Policy Considerations -- 2. Designing Ethical Pratice in Biosurveillance: The Project Argus Doctrine -- 3. Using Emergency Department Data for Biosurveillance: The North Carolina Experience -- 4. Clinical Laboratory Data for Biosurveillance -- 5. Biosurveillance Based on Test Orders from Veterinary Diagnostic Labs -- 6. Markov Switching Models for Outbreak Detection -- 7. Detection of Events in Multiple Streams of Surveillance Data: Multivariate, Multi-stream and Multidimensional Approaches -- 8. Algorithm Combination for Improved Performance in Biosurveillance: Algorithms Combination for Improved Surveillance -- 9. Modeling in Space and Time: A Framework for Visualization and Collaboration -- 10. Surveillance of Infectious Diseases Using Spatial and Temporal Clustering Methods: Spatial and Temporal Clustering Methods Used in Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases -- 11. Age-Adjustment in National Biosurveillance Systems: A Survey of Issues and Analytical Tools for Age-adjustment in Biosurveillance -- 12. Modeling in Immunization and Biosurveillance -- 13. Natural Language Processing for Biosurveillance: Detection and Characterization from Textual Clinical Reports -- 14. Knowledge Mapping for Bioterrorism-related Literature -- 15. Social Networking Analysis for Contract Tracing -- 16. Multi-Agent Modeling of Biological and Chemical Threats -- 17. Integrated Health Altering and Notification: A Case Study in New York State -- 18. Design and Performance of a Public Health Preparedness Informatics Framework -- 19. System Evaluation and User Technology Adoption: A Case Study of BioPortal -- 20. Syndromic Surveillance for the G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit Meeting.
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Principles and Practice of Cancer Infectious Diseases

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edited by Amar Safdar. --Totowa, NJ: Springer Science+Business Media , c2011.
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Safdar, Amar
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edited by Amar Safdar
Place of Publication
Totowa, NJ
Publisher
Springer Science+Business Media
Date of Publication
c2011
Series Title
Current clinical oncology
ISBN
9781607616443
Subjects (MeSH)
Communicable Disease Control - methods
Communicable Diseases - microbiology
Communicable Diseases - virology
Infection - therapy
Neoplasms - complications
Subjects (LCSH)
Infectious diseases
Oncology
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e-Book
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