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By Heiman F. L. Wertheim, Peter Horby, John P. Woodall

ISBN-10: 140518440X

ISBN-13: 9781405184403

The Atlas of Human Infectious Diseases presents a far wanted functional and visible evaluation of the present distribution and determinants of significant infectious ailments of people. the excellent full-color maps exhibit at a look the components with mentioned infections and outbreaks, and are followed through a concise precis of key details at the infectious agent and its medical and epidemiological features. given that infectious illnesses are dynamic, the maps are offered within the context of a altering global, and the way those adjustments are influencing the geographical distribution on human infections.

This specified atlas:

  • Contains greater than one hundred forty five top of the range full-color maps overlaying all significant human infectious diseases
  • Provides key details at the illustrated infectious diseases
  • Has been compiled and reviewed by way of a piece of writing board of infectious illness specialists from round the world

The result's a concise atlas with a constant structure all through, the place fabric crucial for realizing the worldwide spatial distribution of infectious illnesses has been thoughtfully assembled by way of overseas specialists. Atlas of Human Infectious Diseases is an important software for infectious affliction experts, clinical microbiologists, virologists, trip drugs experts, and public health and wellbeing professionals.

The Atlas of Human Infectious Diseases is followed via a unfastened more suitable Wiley computer version - an interactive electronic model of the booklet with downloadable pictures and textual content, highlighting and note-taking amenities, book-marking, cross-referencing, in-text looking out, and linking to references and word list terms.

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In all regions the life expectancy of males is considerably shorter than that of females, mainly due to an excess risk of deaths between the ages of 15 and 60 years. The under-5 mortality rate per 1,000 live births in 2009 was 60: ranging from 6 for industrialized countries to 150 for West and Central Africa. Seventy percent of under-5 deaths occur in the first year of life. Under-5 mortality has fallen by around one-third since 1990 and the rate of decline has increased in the period 2000–2009 compared to the 1990s.

ISBN 978-08213-8232-5. Atlas of Human Infectious Diseases, First Edition. L. Wertheim, Peter Horby and John P. Woodall. Ó 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd. Published 2012 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd. Source: Institute for Economics and Peace/Economist Intelligence Unit No data Very Low Low Medium High Very High State of peace (2008 -2009) Global Peace Index Last update on: 28/01/2011 12 13 Subject: Global Peace Index Definition: The Global Peace Index (GPI) is a composite measure of 23 different quantitative and qualitative measures intended to give an overall, relative measure of peacefulness.

Epidemic risks: Large infectious disease outbreaks following natural disasters are uncommon, although leptospirosis cases may increase as a result of direct exposure to contaminated floodwaters. When outbreaks do occur they are usually in displaced populations living in crowded, temporary shelter with inade- quate infrastructure and healthcare. Contaminated drinking water and a lack of sanitation facilities can lead to epidemics of water-borne infections such as cholera. Overcrowding and poor living conditions result in a significant increase in morbidity and mortality from acute respiratory infections and, if vaccination coverage is low, vaccine preventable diseases such as measles.

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