Book Name Pdf: Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology 6th Edition
Author: Connie R. Mahon, Donald C Lehman
Pages: 1088 / 1060 Pages
File size: 95 MB
File format: PDF,EPUB
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This is the sixth edition of the Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology. Since the inception and publication of the first edition, the field of diagnostic microbiology has dramatically changed and become more complex. Newly recognized pathogens continue to plague society in epidemic proportion. As examples, Ebola is a virus that produced severe outbreaks in West Africa in 2014–2015. Infection with it is often fatal, if untreated. The primarily mosquito borne Zika virus is linked to microcephaly, a birth defect. Infection with it has been declared a global public health emergency by the World Health Organization. Highly pathogenic emerging coronaviruses that affect humans, including Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS CoV) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) virus, cause life threatening respiratory syndromes. This edition includes discussions on these emerging public health issues. As in previous editions, this edition maintains the characteristic features of a well-designed and organized textbook. We maintain the building-block approach to learning, critical thinking, and problem solving, attributes that students of clinical laboratory science and clinical laboratory technology, entry-level clinical laboratory scientists, and others have found valuable and effective.
The primary goal of the Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology is to provide a strong foundation for clinical laboratory science students, entry-level practitioners, and other health care professionals; therefore, discussions on organisms are limited to those that are medically important and commonly encountered, as well as new and re-emerging pathogens. The text provides students and other readers with valuable learning tools, such as summary tables, flowcharts, and descriptive illustrations, to help them comprehend the vast amount of information and reinforce learning. In response to our readers’ needs, we continued our efforts to enhance these features that have made this textbook user-friendly. In this edition, we made considerable changes to show the vital nature and ever-evolving field of diagnostic microbiology. A more in depth discussion on forensic microbiology has been included in Chapter 30, Agents of Bioterror and Forensic Microbiology. The text has been updated to reflect pathogens newly recognized in the past decade and presents new applications of immunologic and/or molecular approaches to diagnose infections, identify infectious agents, and determine antimicrobial resistance in microorganisms. Despite the progress made and significant advances that have occurred in their control, prevention, and treatment, infectious diseases remain a major threat to human health. The combined effects of rapid demographic, environmental, societal, technologic, and climatic changes, as well as changes in our way of life, have an influence on the incidence of infectious disease. The sixth edition focuses on the continuing spread of infectious diseases and the emerging public health issues associated with them.
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