Atlas of Human Infectious Diseases

The Atlas of Human Infectious ailments offers a far wanted useful and visible review of the present distribution and determinants of significant infectious illnesses of people. the excellent full-color maps convey at a look the components with said infections and outbreaks, and are observed via a concise precis of key info at the infectious agent and its medical and epidemiological features. seeing that infectious illnesses are dynamic, the maps are offered within the context of a altering international, and the way those adjustments are influencing the geographical distribution on human infections.

This specific 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 via overseas specialists. Atlas of Human Infectious illnesses is a necessary instrument for infectious ailment experts, scientific microbiologists, virologists, commute medication experts, and public future health professionals.

The Atlas in actual fact units a brand new average as a geographic drugs reference and is sure to turn into an integral instrument for epidemiologists and infectious ailments experts. The editors desire it is going to additionally inspire the reporting of infectious ailments around the globe, that could good develop into its most crucial function. (Bruno P. Petruccelli, Retired, scientific Corps, US Army)

“This is a wonderful source if one is seeking maps with verifiable resources of the distribution of infectious ailments and their drivers.” (Doody’s, 7 September 2012)

“I will surely suggest the ebook to a person drawn to, or operating in the box of infectious illnesses and public healthiness, as a useful asset to their collection.” (The Bulletin of The Royal collage of Pathologists, 1 July 2013)

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Child mortality rate (bottom panel) is the number of children who die before the age of 5 years per 1,000 live births. Trends: Life expectancy has generally been increasing in most regions of the world, but some areas have gone through dips, the most notable examples being: (1) Sub-Saharan Africa where the HIV/AIDS epidemic has dramatically reduced life expectancy at birth in high prevalence countries, such that it is now less than 50 years for the southern Africa sub-region; (2) the USSR and post-Soviet countries which experienced rising mortality from the mid-1960s, especially among males.

World Bank (2010) World Development Indicators. 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.

Map sources: The Global Peace Index map was made with data from the Institute for Economics and Peace/Economist Intelligence Unit (2010). se. Key references Coghlan B, et al. (2006) Mortality in the Democratic Republic of Congo: a nationwide survey. Lancet 367(9504):44–51. Degomme O, et al. (2010) Patterns of mortality rates in Darfur conflict. Lancet 375(9711):294–300. Gayer M, et al. (2007) Conflict and emerging infectious diseases. Emerg Infect Dis 13(11):1625–1631. Institute for Economics and Peace.

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