Contagious diseases sourcebook : basic consumer health information about diseases spread from person to person ... /

"Provides basic consumer health information about the transmission and treatment of diseases spread from person to person, along with facts about prevention, self-care, and drug resistance. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources"--Provided by publisher.

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Other Authors: Shannon, Joyce Brennfleck.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, c2010.
Edition:2nd ed.
Series:Health reference series (Unnumbered)
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Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • Part 1: What You Need To Know About Germs
  • 1: Understanding microbes (germs)
  • 1-1: What are microbes?
  • 1-2: Microbes can cause different kinds of infections
  • 1-3: Preventing microbial diseases
  • 1-4: General symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of microbial diseases
  • 2: Immune system and its response to infection
  • 3: Immunodeficiency and contagious diseases
  • 4: Transmission of contagious disease
  • 4-1: Transmission of microbes that cause contagious disease
  • 4-2: Preventing the transmission of sexually transmitted disease
  • 4-3: Risk of infectious disease from blood transfusion
  • 4-4: Contagious disease transmission on airplanes and cruise ships
  • 5: Screening internationally adopted children for contagious diseases
  • 6: Bioterrorism: disease used as a weapon
  • 6-1: Bioterrorism overview
  • 6-2: Strategic national stockpile of medicine
  • 6-3: US preparedness for health emergencies from diseases, disasters, and bio terrorism
  • 7: US nationally notifiable infectious diseases: protecting the public health
  • Part 2: Types Of Contagious Diseases
  • 8: Adenovirus
  • 9: Amebiasis
  • 10: Chancroid
  • 11: Chickenpox (varicella) and shingles
  • 12: Chlamydia and lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV)
  • 13: Clostridium difficile infection
  • 14: Common cold: rhinoviruses, coronaviruses, and others
  • 15: Conjunctivitis (pinkeye)
  • 16: Coxsackievirus infections
  • 17: Cryptosporidiosis
  • 18: Diphtheria
  • 19: Epstein-Barr virus and infectious mononucleosis
  • 20: Fifth disease (parvovirus B19)
  • 21: Genital herpes
  • 22: Gonorrhea
  • 23: Hand, foot, and mouth disease
  • 24: Hansen disease (leprosy)
  • 25: Hepatitis: a through e and beyond
  • 26: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)
  • 27: Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • 28: Impetigo
  • 29: Influenza
  • 29-1: Seasonal flu
  • 29-2: Pandemic flu
  • 29-3: H1N1 flu (swine flu)
  • 30: Lice
  • 30-1: Body lice
  • 30-2: Head lice
  • 30-3: Public lice
  • 31: Measles
  • 32: Meningitis
  • 33: Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
  • 34: Mumps
  • 35: Non-polio enterovirus
  • 36: Norovirus
  • 37: Pinworms
  • 38: Pneumonia
  • 39: Polio
  • 40: Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection
  • 41: Rubella
  • 42: Scabies
  • 43: Shigellosis
  • 44: Smallpox
  • 45: Staph infections: Group A
  • 45-1: Staphylococcal infections
  • 45-2: Staphylococcus aureus and pregnancy
  • 45-3: Vancomycin-intermediate/resistance S Aureus (VISA/VRSA)
  • 46: Streptococcal infections: Group A
  • 46-1: Strep throat
  • 46-2: Scarlet fever
  • 46-3: Severe/invasive group A streptococcal (GAS) disease
  • 47: Streptococcal infections: Group B
  • 47-1: Streptococcus pneumoniae
  • 47-2: Group B strep in pregnancy and newborns
  • 47-3: Late onset group B strep disease
  • 47-4: Adult group B strep disease
  • 48: Syphilis
  • 49: Tinea infections (ringworm, jock itch, athlete's foot)
  • 50: Trichomoniasis
  • 51: Tuberculosis
  • 52: Typhoid fever
  • 53: Vaginal and reproductive tract infections
  • 54: Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE)
  • 55: Whooping cough (pertussis)
  • Part 3: Self-Treatment For Contagious Diseases
  • 56: Self-care for colds or flu
  • 56-1: What to do for colds and flu
  • 56-2: Cold and flu guidelines: Myths and facts
  • 56-3: Questions and answers about preventing seasonal flu
  • 56-4: Taking care of yourself when you have seasonal flu
  • 57: Sore throat care
  • 58: Fever: what you can do
  • 59: Mouth sores: causes and care
  • 60: Over-the-counter (OTC) medications
  • 60-1: OTC medications and how they work
  • 60-2: Kids are not just small adults: tips on giving OTC medicine to children
  • 60-3: Nonprescription cough and cold medicine use in children
  • 61: Avoid drug interactions
  • 62: Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for contagious diseases
  • 62-1: Discuss CAM use with your health care providers
  • 62-2: Getting to know "friendly bacteria"-probiotics
  • 62-3: Herbal supplements
  • 62-4: Dietary supplements
  • 62-5: CAM and hepatitis C
  • Part 4: Medical Diagnosis And Treatment Of Contagious Diseases
  • 63: Diagnostic tests for contagious diseases
  • 63-1: Medical tests that diagnose infection
  • 63-2: Rapid strep test
  • 63-3: Testing for influenza, respiratory infections, and drug-resistant staph infections
  • 63-4: Rapid and home tests for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • 64: Prescription medicines that treat contagious disease
  • 65: Antibiotic safety
  • 66: Antiviral drugs for seasonal flu
  • 67: Antimicrobial (drug) resistance
  • 68: Surveillance of antimicrobial resistance patterns and rates
  • 69: Influenza antiviral drug resistance
  • 70: Combating antibiotic resistance
  • Part 5: Preventing Contagious Diseases
  • 71: Handwashing prevents the spread of germs
  • 72: Vaccines: what they are and how they work
  • 73: Types of vaccines and vaccine strategies
  • 74: Childhood immunizations: ten vaccines for fourteen diseases
  • 75: Questions and answers about childhood vaccines
  • 76: Facts about adolescent immunization
  • 77: Adult immunization recommendations
  • 78: Problems with vaccinations
  • 79: Vaccine adverse event reporting system
  • 80: Vaccination records
  • 81: Vaccine misinformation may have tragic consequences
  • 82: What would happen if we stopped vaccinations?
  • 83: Preventing transmission of infections in hospitals and nursing homes
  • 83-1: Tips for surgery patients to prevent antibiotic resistance
  • 83-2: Health tips for visiting nursing homes and hospitals
  • 83-3: Prevention and control of influenza in hospitals
  • 84: Quarantine and isolation to control the spread of contagious diseases
  • Part 6: Additional Help And Information
  • 85: Glossary of terms related to contagious diseases
  • 86: Directory of organizations with information about contagious diseases
  • Index