Bacterial Infections of Humans

Epidemiology and Control

  • Philip S. Brachman
  • Elias Abrutyn

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Alfred S. Evans
    Pages 1-50
  3. Philip S. Brachman
    Pages 51-67
  4. Lee W. Riley
    Pages 69-89
  5. Fred C. Tenover, John E. McGowan Jr
    Pages 91-104
  6. Philip S. Brachman, Arnold F. Kaufmann
    Pages 105-119
  7. Heather Green, Jon Furuno, Amy Horneman, J. Glenn Morris Jr
    Pages 121-158
  8. Patricia A Yu, Susan E Maslanka, Michael E St Louis, David L Swerdlow
    Pages 159-176
  9. Edward J. Young
    Pages 177-188
  10. Ban Mishu Allos
    Pages 189-211
  11. Jaffar A. Al-Tawfiq
    Pages 213-219
  12. Julius Schachter, E. Russell Alexander
    Pages 221-247
  13. Manoj P. Menon, Eric D. Mintz, Robert V. Tauxe
    Pages 249-272
  14. Dale N. Gerding, Stuart Johnson
    Pages 273-282
  15. Melinda Wharton
    Pages 283-297
  16. Herbert L. DuPont, M. Teresa Estrada-Garcia,  Zhi-Dong Jiang
    Pages 299-314
  17. Jonathan M. Zenilman, J. McLeod Griffiss
    Pages 315-336
  18. Janet R. Gilsdorf
    Pages 337-367
  19. Sharon Perry, Catherine de Martel, Julie Parsonnet
    Pages 369-394
  20. Roopal Patel, Matthew R. Moore, Barry S. Fields
    Pages 395-413

About this book


Bacterial Infections of Humans

Epidemiology and Control

Fourth Edition

Edited by Philip S. Brachman, Emory University, and Elias Abrutyn, Drexel University.


The new Fourth Edition of Bacterial Infections of Humans reflects a decade of important discoveries, technological progress, and valuable new therapies as well as emerging and reemerging infections, resistant strains of bacteria, and threats of bioterrorism. It offers accessible, up-to-date information across the range of disease entities.

As in previous editions, introductory chapters review general concepts of infection and epidemiology, and the chapters devoted to specific infections follow a consistent and highly useful format: historical background, methodology (diagnosis and pathology), biology, descriptive epidemiology, mechanism and routes of transmission, pathogenesis, host responses, methods of prevention and control, and areas for future research. All material has been thoroughly updated, and two chapters on molecular epidemiology and health care-acquired bacterial infections, are entirely new.

A sampling of the 40 diseases and clinical syndromes covered in the Fourth Edition:

  • Anthrax
  • Bacterial foodborne disease
  • Chlamydia
  • E. coli
  • Legionellosis
  • Meningitis
  • Q fever
  • Tuberculosis

Bacterial Infections of Humans has been noted for ably complementing textbooks on the subject, and this most current edition remains a major reference for professionals in the field, including public health practitioners, microbiologists, immunologists, researchers studying pathogenic bacteria, clinicians working with infectious disease, and medical or nursing students.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Philip S. Brachman
    • 1
  • Elias Abrutyn
    • 2
  1. 1.Rollins School of Public HealthEmory UniversityAtlantaU.S.A.
  2. 2.College of Medicine, Office of Faculty AffairsDrexel UniversityPhiladelphiaU.S.A.

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-09842-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-09843-2
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