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Health Reference Series

Diseases and Illnesses Transmitted to Humans from Animals and Insects and Contaminated Food and Water

Web Price: $85.00

According to statistics provides by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is estimated that, every year in the United States, around 3,000 people die from food-borne diseases and about 128,000 people are hospitalized with them. The CDC’s estimate for the number of people affected by vector-borne diseases is around 640,000 cases between 2004 and 2016. Globally, malaria causes 400,000 deaths every year. Estimates show that more than 6 out of every 10 known infectious diseases in people are spread by animals, and 3 out of every 4 emerging infectious diseases in people are spread by animals. Every year, the United States registers an estimated 4 to 32 million cases of people affected with acute gastrointestinal illness (AGI) caused by consumption of water from public drinking-water systems.

Diseases and Illnesses Transmitted to Humans from Animals and Insects and Contaminated Food and Water explains the various diseases and illnesses that are spread by animals, insects, and through the contamination of food and water, along with the processes involved in identifying an outbreak of these illnesses and diseases. The book also provides tips and safety measures to protect yourself and your family, including an explanation of the epidemiology of emerging and reemerging infectious diseases caused by these pathogens. It also includes a directory of organizations that provide additional help and information.

This book is divided into parts and chapters. Parts focus on broad areas of interest. Chapters are devoted to single topics within a part.

Part I: Animal-Borne Illnesses and Diseases describes the animal-borne diseases, along with information about emerging and zoonotic infections. It discusses pets and people at risk and the diseases that are spread by animals.

Part II: Insect-Borne Illnesses and Diseases explains the vector-borne diseases, along with other related diseases such as rickettsial zoonoses, Lyme disease, leishmaniasis caused by bacterias, arbovirus, protozoan parasites, and pathogens.

Part III: Food- and Water-Borne Illnesses and Diseases discusses the illnesses and diseases caused by the consumption of contaminated food and water. It provides information about the major sources of water contamination and its impact on children, along with the magnitude and burden of water-borne diseases in the United States.

Part IV: Animal-, Insect-, Food-, and Water-Borne Illnesses and Diseases and Outbreaks describes the identification and outbreaks of animal-, vector-, and food-borne diseases, along with information on how to identify and track animal-, insect-, food-, and water-borne diseases.

Part V: How to Protect Yourself and Your Family from Animal-, Insect-, Food-, and Water-Borne Illnesses provides tips on how to protect yourself and your family from animal-, insect-, food-, and water-borne diseases, along with a guide to safe water systems.

Part VI: Epidemiology of Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases discusses the animal-, insect-, food-, and water-borne pathogens, the factors involved in vector-borne disease emergence. It gives information about new approaches to the prevention of food-borne diseases, along with the factors involved in vector-borne disease emergence. It also discusses the climate impacts on risk for water-borne pathogens, and the mitigation and adaptation for water-borne illness

Part VII: Additional Help and Information consists of a glossary of related terms, along with a directory of organizations that provide help and information regarding animal-, insect-, food-, and water-borne diseases.

Standard Features

  • Library binding, 6 x 9
  • 550-650 pages per volume
  • Includes access to Health Reference Series Online
  • Easy-to-use volumes organized into parts and chapters
  • Parts focus on broad areas of interest; chapters focus on single topics within a part
  • Authoritative content from respected government agencies and institutes, university research centers, professional medical associations, and non-profit health organizations
  • Comprehensive chapters feature generous use of headings and subheadings for ease of navigation
  • Tables, charts, and illustrations display statistical data and supplement explanations
  • Helpful glossary provides definitions of technical terms
  • Resource directories with contact information highlight organizations that can provide further information and support
  • Professionally prepared master index provides easy access to descriptive information, definitions, and related concepts