HEALTH NEW! Spring 2019 Salem Health: Infectious Diseases and Conditions Second Edition AT A GLANCE • 3 Volumes; 1,200 pages • 650 Articles • Glossary • Nobel Prizes • Timeline • 165+ Sidebars and Tables • 190+ Photos • Pathogen Taxonomy Lists • Medical Journals • Biographical Dictionary • Category Index • Resources • Subject Index • Personages Index • Pharmaceutical List • General Bibliography • Web Site Directory March 2019 Print ISBN: 978-1-64265-049-5 Library Price: $395 This A-Z encyclopedia covers all aspects of infectious diseases and their prevention, and offers historical and technical background with a balanced discussion of discoveries, developments, and prognoses. This updated second edition contains over 650 essays on all aspects of infectious diseases, including pathogens and pathogenicity, transmission, the immune system, vaccines, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, drug resistance, epidemiology, history, organizations, and research. It also addresses social concerns such as aging, poverty and disease, children and disease, stress, quarantine, and bioterrorism. The essays, written for non-specialists by medical professionals, professors in science and medicine, and medical writers, will interest science and premedical students, students of epidemiology and public health, students of global and tropical medicine, public library patrons, and librarians building collections in science and medicine. Essays vary in length from one to five pages. Pathogen essays include the following sections: Transmission route (top matter), Definition, Natural Habitat and Features, Pathogenicity and Clinical Significance, and Drug Susceptibility. Diseases and conditions essays include the following sections: Definition, Causes, Risk Factors, Symptoms, Screening and Diagnosis, Treatment and Therapy, and Prevention and Outcomes. Essays covering diagnosis, epidemiology, immune response, prevention, and treatment offer the following subsections: topical subheads, chosen by the essay author, and Impact. All entries end with a byline, including the author’s credentials; list sources for further reading, many of them annotated; list Web sites for further study; and list See Also cross-references to related essays in the set. BEST SELLER! “Highly recommended. Lower undergraduates through graduate students, professionals/practitioners, and general readers.” –CHOICE FREE Online Access FREE NEW! NEW! (800) 221-1592 GET ONLINE ACCESS WITH YOUR PRINT BUY! HEALTH 119