This important resource offers a comprehensive introduction to emerging and reemerging infectious disease, including the underlying mechanisms of microbial emergence, the techlogy used to detect them and the strategies available to contain them. The author describes the diseases and their causative agents that are major factors in the health of populations the world over. One of the main features of the book is its broad coverage of 25 different emerging infectious diseases, most of which are directly important to those practicing health in the U.S. The book is designed for students in epidemiology, global health, and biology.
Lisa A. Beltz, PhD, is assistant professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Kent State University at Tuscarawas, New Philadelphia, Ohio. Previously she was associate professor, Department of Biology, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa. Among her honors are a post-doctoral trainee fellowship at Johns Hopkins University and a SHARP Research Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. She won University of Northern Iowa's Biology Honors Teacher of the Year award in 2005.