Genetics and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (2nd Edition)

October 31, 2020
Genetics and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (2nd Edition)

Genetics and Evolution of Infectious Diseases, SecondEdition, discusses the constantly evolving field of infectiousdiseases and their continued impact on the health of populations,especially in resource-limited areas of the world. Students inpublic health, biomedical professionals, clinicians, public healthpractitioners, and decisions-makers will find valuable informationin this book that is relevant to the control and prevention ofneglected and emerging worldwide diseases that are a major cause ofglobal morbidity, disability, and mortality.Although substantial gains have been made in public healthinterventions for the treatment, prevention, and control ofinfectious diseases during the last century, in recent decades theworld has witnessed a worldwide human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)pandemic, increasing antimicrobial resistance, and the emergence ofmany new bacterial, fungal, parasitic, and viral pathogens.The economic, social, and political burden of infectiousdiseases is most evident in developing countries which mustconfront the dual burden of death and disability due to infectiousand chronic illnesses.Takes an integrated approach to infectious diseasesIncludes contributions from leading authoritiesProvides the latest developments in the field of infectiousdisease