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Title Emerging bacterial pathogens / volume editors, Inge Mühldorfer, Klaus P. Schäfer
Published Basel ; New York : Karger, ©2001


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 213 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Contributions to microbiology, 1420-9519 ; v. 8
Contributions to microbiology ; v. 8. 1420-9519
Contents Acknowledgments -- Contents -- Foreword -- Preface -- Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli -- Legionellosis, a Disease Transmitted by Technical Vectors -- Burkholderia/Stenotrophomonas -- Helicobacter pylori -- Biology and Clinical Significance of Chlamydiae -- Borrelia burgdorferi s.l., the Infectious Agent of Lyme Borreliosis -- Streptococcus pyogenes -- Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis: Emerging Pathogens in Nosocomial Infections -- Enterococci -- Bordetella pertussis: Increasing Problems with aWell-Known Pathogen and Its Relatives
Tropheryma whippelii and the (Re)emergence of an Old Disease -- Campylobacter jejuni -- The Changing Image of Mycoplasmas: From Innocent Bystanders to Emerging and Reemerging Pathogens in Human and Animal Diseases -- Gram-Negative Plant Pathogenic Bacteria -- The New Biology and Drug Research -- Author Index -- Subject Index
Summary One of the greatest public health achievements during the last century was the reduction of infectious diseases due to public sanitation measures, vaccines and antibiotics. However, in recent years, several new infectious diseases have been identified, and since the appearance of the first penicillin-resistant bacteria, 'old diseases' have reemerged. Volume 8 of Contributions to Microbiology provides an overview of a great variety of bacterial pathogens representative of those groups and discusses the underlying reasons for disease emergence. The various chapters clearly illustrate how changes in society, technology and the environment result in the appearance or spread of bacterial pathogens. Not only bacterial human pathogens, but also bacterial plant pathogens are an issue and serve as an example of how bacteria can adapt very specifically to a particular host environment. As a consequence of this adaptability, the available antimicrobial drugs have become less effective against many infectious agents; the reasons for this are thoroughly discussed in the book. There is an urgent need for the development of new antibiotics. The volume therefore concludes with a chapter on modern approaches which allow a rational design of a new generation of antimicrobial drugs less likely to become ineffective or cause broad-spectrum drug resistance. Emerging Bacterial Pathogens is a valuable resource primarily for scientific and medical professionals as well as for students working in the field of infectious diseases, but will also be of interest to health officials and to the general public interested in public health issues
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Bacterial diseases.
Pathogenic bacteria.
Emerging infectious diseases.
Bacterial Infections
Bacteria -- pathogenicity
Communicable Diseases, Emerging
Emerging infectious diseases
Bacterial diseases
Pathogenic bacteria
Pathogene Bakterien -- Aufsatzsammlung.
Bakterielle Infektion -- Aufsatzsammlung.
Form Electronic book
Author Mühldorfer, Inge
Schäfer, Klaus P., 1943-
S. Karger (Firm)
ISBN 9783318006964