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
  21. Richard I. Frankel, David M. Scollard
    Pages 415-438
  22. Paul N. Levett, Charles N. Edwards
    Pages 439-460
  23. Donald Armstrong, Donald B. Louria
    Pages 461-477
  24. Roger P. Clark, Linden T. Hu
    Pages 479-493
  25. Robert S. Baltimore
    Pages 495-517
  26. Deborah F. Talkington, Ken B. Waites
    Pages 519-541
  27. Ebbing Lautenbach, Elias Abrutyn†
    Pages 543-575
  28. Scott A. Halperin, Gaston De Serres
    Pages 577-595
  29. David T. Dennis, J. Erin Staples
    Pages 597-611
  30. Keith P. Klugman, Charles Feldman
    Pages 613-642
  31. Thomas J. Marrie
    Pages 643-660
  32. Aaron Milstone, J. Stephen Dumler
    Pages 661-676
  33. Michael F. Lynch, Robert V. Tauxe
    Pages 677-698
  34. Gerald T. Keusch
    Pages 699-724
  35. Zeina A. Kanafani, Vance G. Fowler Jr
    Pages 725-741
  36. Barry M. Gray, Dennis L. Stevens
    Pages 743-782
  37. Anne Rompalo, Willard Cates
    Pages 783-802
  38. Ammar M. Ahmed, Vandana Madkan, Julie S. Brantley, Natalia Mendoza, Stephen K. Tyring
    Pages 803-811
  39. Steven G. F. Wassilak, Katrina Kretsinger
    Pages 813-832
  40. Arthur L. Reingold
    Pages 833-848
  41. Diana S. Pope, Richard E. Chaisson, George W. Comstock
    Pages 849-877
  42. Charles L. Daley
    Pages 879-895
  43. Paul S. Mead, Jeannine M. Petersen
    Pages 897-911
  44. Myron M. Levine
    Pages 913-937
  45. Ann M. Schmitz, Robert V. Tauxe
    Pages 939-957
  46. Back Matter
    Pages 959-972

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.

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