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Emerging Epidemics

Author : Prakash S. Bisen
ISBN : 9781118393253
Genre : Science
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A global perspective on the management and prevention ofemerging and re-emerging diseases Emerging infectious diseases are newly identified or otherwisepreviously unknown infections that cause public health challenges.Re-emerging infectious diseases are due to both the reappearance ofand an increase in the number of infections from a disease that isknown, but which had formerly caused so few infections that it wasno longer considered a public health problem. The factors thatcause the emergence or re-emergence of a disease are diverse. This book takes a look at the world's emerging and re-emergingdiseases. It covers the diagnosis, therapy, prevention, and controlof a variety of individual diseases, and examines the social andbehavioral issues that could contribute to epidemics. Each chapterfocuses on an individual disease and provides scientific backgroundand social history as well as the current basics of infection,epidemiology, and control. Emerging Epidemics: Management and Control offers fivetopics of coverage: FUNDAMENTALS Epidemics fundamentals Disasters and epidemics Biosafety RE-EMERGING EPIDEMICS Tuberculosis Plague NEWLY EMERGING EPIDEMICS Leptospirosis Dengue Japanese Encephalitis Chikungunya Fever West Nile Virus Chandipura Virus Encephalitis Kyasanur Forest Disease Hantavirus Human, Avian, and Swine Influenza Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Nipah Virus Paragonimiasis Melioidosis POTENTIAL EPIDEMICS Biowarfare and bioterrorism Food contamination and food terrorism Antimicrobial resistance VECTOR CONTROL METHODS Mosquito control Other disease vectors and their control Offering an integrated, worldwide overview of the complexity ofthe epidemiology of infections, Emerging Epidemics will be avaluable resource for students, physicians, and scientists workingin veterinary, medical, and the pharmaceutical sciences.

Innovative Computational Intelligence A Rough Guide To 134 Clever Algorithms

Author : Bo Xing
ISBN : 9783319034041
Genre : Computers
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The first notable feature of this book is its innovation: Computational intelligence (CI), a fast evolving area, is currently attracting lots of researchers’ attention in dealing with many complex problems. At present, there are quite a lot competing books existing in the market. Nevertheless, the present book is markedly different from the existing books in that it presents new paradigms of CI that have rarely mentioned before, as opposed to the traditional CI techniques or methodologies employed in other books. During the past decade, a number of new CI algorithms are proposed. Unfortunately, they spread in a number of unrelated publishing directions which may hamper the use of such published resources. These provide us with motivation to analyze the existing research for categorizing and synthesizing it in a meaningful manner. The mission of this book is really important since those algorithms are going to be a new revolution in computer science. We hope it will stimulate the readers to make novel contributions or even start a new paradigm based on nature phenomena. Although structured as a textbook, the book's straightforward, self-contained style will also appeal to a wide audience of professionals, researchers and independent learners. We believe that the book will be instrumental in initiating an integrated approach to complex problems by allowing cross-fertilization of design principles from different design philosophies. The second feature of this book is its comprehensiveness: Through an extensive literature research, there are 134 innovative CI algorithms covered in this book.

Applied Analysis In Biological And Physical Sciences

Author : Jim M. Cushing
ISBN : 9788132236405
Genre : Mathematics
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The book contains recent developments and contemporary research in mathematical analysis and in its application to problems arising from the biological and physical sciences. The book is of interest to readers who wish to learn of new research in such topics as linear and nonlinear analysis, mathematical biology and ecology, dynamical systems, graph theory, variational analysis and inequalities, functional analysis, differential and difference equations, partial differential equations, approximation theory, and chaos. All papers were prepared by participants at the International Conference on Recent Advances in Mathematical Biology, Analysis and Applications (ICMBAA-2015) held during 4–6 June 2015 in Aligarh, India. A focal theme of the conference was the application of mathematics to the biological sciences and on current research in areas of theoretical mathematical analysis that can be used as sophisticated tools for the study of scientific problems. The conference provided researchers, academicians and engineers with a platform that encouraged them to exchange their innovative ideas in mathematical analysis and its applications as well as to form interdisciplinary collaborations. The content of the book is divided into three parts: Part I contains contributions from participants whose topics are related to nonlinear dynamics and its applications in biological sciences. Part II has contributions which concern topics on nonlinear analysis and its applications to a variety of problems in science, engineering and industry. Part III consists of contributions dealing with some problems in applied analysis.

Understanding Emerging Epidemics

Author : Ananya Mukherjea
ISBN : 1848550812
Genre : Medical
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Focuses on the contributions that social scientists can make to understanding emerging epidemics, their impact, the threats they pose, and their social and political contexts. This book examines emerging epidemics and offers a theoretical analysis of the use of epidemics and epidemiology as frameworks for understanding these phenomena.

Eur 23172 Emerging Epidemics Research

Author : European Commission. Directorate General for Research
ISBN : STANFORD:36105132328704
Genre : Emerging infectious diseases
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This publication gives an overview of the existing portfolio of EU-supported projects in the area of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases (EID). There are 34 projects listed within.

China S Crisis Management

Author : Associate Professor Department of International Relations Jae Ho Chung
ISBN : 9781136634529
Genre : Political Science
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"This book presents a comprehensive overview of crisis management in China. It considers economic, political and military crises, and also natural disasters and public health problems. In each area it considers the nature of potential crises and their possible effects, and the degree to which China is prepared to cope with crises."--Publisher's description.

Emerging Respiratory Infections In The 21st Century An Issue Of Infectious Disease Clinics E Book

Author : Alimuddin Zumla
ISBN : 9781455700387
Genre : Medical
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Respiratory infections are among the most common causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. These infections present a special challenge to physicians for several reasons, including of the recent disasters caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and bird and swine influenza, the increase in viral and bacterial resistance to currently available anti-microbial drugs, the increased frequency of new viral lung infections in clinical practice, and the worldwide emergence of deadly drug-resistant forms of TB. For these reasons, it is important for infectious disease specialists to have an overview of emerging respiratory infections.

Human Respiratory Viral Infections

Author : Sunit K. Singh
ISBN : 9781466583214
Genre : Medical
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Using a multidisciplinary approach, Human Respiratory Viral Infections is set at the level between the definitive reference work and an essential clinical manual. Exploring recent advances in human respiratory viral research, the text builds on the basic sciences of epidemiology, virology, molecular biology, and immunology to cover clinical diagnosis, mechanism of pathogenesis, manifestations of disease, impact, treatment, and management strategies. Provides a comprehensive review of all the major human respiratory viral infections Supplies a detailed description of the anatomy of the respiratory system Discusses the salient features of specific viruses Examines the latest diagnostic tools Covers risk factors associated with incidence of respiratory viral infections in children and adults in different occupational and environmental settings Presenting the latest knowledge in human respiratory viral infections, this text will be immensely valuable for pulmonologists, biomedical scientists, research scholars, virologists, vaccinologists, immunologists, clinicians, pharmacologists, and public health specialists.

Control Of Cardiovascular Diseases In Developing Countries

Author : Institute of Medicine
ISBN : 0309173817
Genre : Medical
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Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are increasing in epidemic proportions in developing countries. CVD already accounts for almost 10 percent of the developing world's burden of disease and is likely to become the developing world's leading cause of death. There is reason for hope, however, given that huge potential exists for applying R&D to control this emerging epidemic--both in creating powerful new interventions such as vaccines and dietary supplements and in guiding behavior. In addition, a considerable body of evidence suggests that current risk-factor prevention programs and low-cost case management of CVD offer feasible, cost-effective ways to reduce CVD mortality and disability in developing country populations. Large-scale CVD control efforts are lacking, however, and thus governments and individuals are left to make choices about health and health care services without the benefit of appropriate knowledge. This report was designed to promote a policy dialogue on CVD based on informed knowledge of R&D opportunities that offer effective, affordable, and widely applicable responses in developing countries. The report examines (a) the emerging burden of CVD in developing countries, (b) the future worldwide burden of CVD, (c) current prevention and treatment of CVD in developing countries, (d) R&D to support CVD control, (e) opportunities and priorities for R&D, and the need for institutional arrangements for collaboration in facing the epidemic.

Threat Of Bioterrorism And The Spread Of Infectious Diseases

Author : Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
ISBN : 0756726255
Genre : Medical
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Witnesses: Frank J. Cilluffo, senior policy analyst, Center for Straategic & International Studies (CSIS), Wash., DC; Donald A. Henderson, MD, MPH, dir., Center for Civilian Biodefense Studies, Johns Hopkins Univ.; David L. Heymann, MD, exec. dir., Communicable Diseases, World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland; Dr. Fred C. Ikle, distinguished scholar, CSIS; Sam Nunn, co-chair & ceo, Nuclear Threat Initiative, Wash., DC; & R. James Woolsey, former Dir. of Central Intelligence (CIA), & partner, Shea & Gardner, Wash., DC.

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