The Zika Virus Handbook

The Zika Virus Handbook Author Joseph Alton
ISBN-10 0988872587
Release 2016-04-15
Pages 156
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A number of viruses have arrived from Africa and Asia in recent years, and the Zika virus is the latest. The World Health Organization has described it as "spreading explosively" and states that it expects millions of acute cases and a large number of newborns in affected areas that might be born with abnormalities. What is Zika? How does it spread and what are the symptoms? Can it be treated or prevented? What does it mean for the average American? These are questions that must be answered, and in The Zika Handbook, you'll learn everything you need to know about the virus, its proven and possible effects, and what can be done to keep a member of your family from becoming infected.



The Zika Prevention Handbook

The Zika Prevention Handbook Author Alexander Webb
ISBN-10 9781510722217
Release 2016-10-25
Pages 180
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As the Zika virus continues to spread throughout North America, people need answers. What are the origins of this virus? How does it spread? Should we be concerned? How can we stop the spread of infected mosquitos? With the increasing prevalence of Zika, concrete answers are needed now more than ever - The Zika Prevention Handbook serves as the best reference for readers to stay informed about side-effects and symptoms, and to minimize your chance of contracting the virus. The Zika virus is a mosquito-borne infection that is estimated to have originated in Africa in the mid 1940’s. In the last several years, the Zika virus has infected thousands of people around the world and has spread to over 60 countries. As of August 2016, Zika-infected mosquitoes have found a new home, the United States. The Zika virus has been reported in all 50 U.S. states, in addition to hundreds of reported cases throughout Mexico and Canada. With the assistance of infectious disease expert, Laura D. Kramer, PhD, author Alexander Webb has compiled the leading research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Whether you’re an expectant mother worried about microcephaly (a side effect of Zika that causes babies to be born with abnormally small heads), planning a vacation to a tropical area, or living in an area where these contagious mosquitoes reside, this book is guaranteed to answer all your questions and ease your fears. Readers will learn about Zika’s origins, transmission of the infection, leading prevention techniques, medical testing, symptoms and diagnosis, and much more. Do yourself a favor and arm yourself with the life-saving knowledge contained in The Zika Prevention Handbook



Zika The Emerging Epidemic

Zika  The Emerging Epidemic Author Donald G. McNeil
ISBN-10 9780393609172
Release 2016-06-28
Pages 160
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A gripping narrative about the origins and spread of the Zika virus by New York Times science reporter Donald G. McNeil Jr. Until recently, Zika—once considered a mild disease—was hardly a cause for global panic. But as early as August 2015, doctors in northeast Brazil began to notice a trend: many mothers who had recently experienced symptoms of the Zika virus were giving birth to babies with microcephaly, a serious disorder characterized by unusually small heads and brain damage. By early 2016, Zika was making headlines as evidence mounted—and eventually confirmed—that microcephaly is caused by the virus, which can be contracted through mosquito bites or sexually transmitted. The first death on American soil, in February 2016, was confirmed in Puerto Rico in April. The first case of microcephaly in Puerto Rico was confirmed on May 13, 2016. The virus has been known to be transmitted by the Aedes aegypti or Yellow Fever mosquito, but now Aedes albopictus, the Asian Tiger mosquito, has been found to carry it as well, which means it might affect regions as far north as New England and the Great Lakes. Right now, at least 298 million people in the Americas live in areas “conducive to Zika transmission,” according to a recent study. Over the next year, more than 5 million babies will be born. In Zika: The Emerging Epidemic, Donald G. McNeil Jr. sets the facts straight in a fascinating exploration of Zika’s origins, how it’s spreading, the race for a cure, and what we can do to protect ourselves now.



Global Pandemic Threats A Reference Handbook

Global Pandemic Threats  A Reference Handbook Author Michael C. LeMay
ISBN-10 9781440842832
Release 2016-08-29
Pages 366
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This book offers an accessible reference on epidemic and pandemic diseases that provides background information and history, explains why pandemics are a newly emerging threat, identifies the difficulties in coping with them, and provides hope in the form of modern medicine. • Provides readers an understanding and appreciation of the extent of the devastation of pandemic diseases of the past centuries • Shows how the pioneers of modern medicine conquered contagious diseases of the past that had been scourges in human history • Documents and explains the development of newly emerging viral diseases that have the potential of becoming pandemic outbreaks that kill millions • Employs primary documents ranging from data from reports from the CDC and WHO to firsthand accounts of past pandemics and their deadly impact



Concise Handbook of Infectious Diseases

Concise Handbook of Infectious Diseases Author MI Sahadulla
ISBN-10 9789386261939
Release 2017-03-31
Pages 288
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This book is a comprehensive guide to the diagnosis and management of infectious diseases. Beginning with an overview, the following chapters provide in depth coverage of different types of infectious disease, from mosquito and tick-borne conditions, human and animal bites, and mycobacterial infections, to viruses, parasites, tuberculosis, meningitis, and much more. Complete chapters are dedicated to hospital-acquired infections and infections in transplant recipients. The final section discusses vaccinology. Each topic is enhanced by the latest clinical information, diagnostic challenges, and new insights on disease control. The thorough text is highly illustrated with clinical images and tables to assist learning. Key Points Comprehensive guide to diagnosis and management of infectious diseases Covers numerous infections from different sources Includes chapters dedicated to hospital-acquired infections Topics enhanced by latest clinical information, diagnostic challenges, and new insights on disease control



The Oxford Handbook of the Science of Science Communication

The Oxford Handbook of the Science of Science Communication Author Kathleen Hall Jamieson
ISBN-10 9780190668969
Release 2017-05-09
Pages 608
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The proposal to vaccinate adolescent girls against the human papilloma virus ignited political controversy, as did the advent of fracking and a host of other emerging technologies. These disputes attest to the persistent gap between expert and public perceptions. Complicating the communication of sound science and the debates that surround the societal applications of that science is a changing media environment in which misinformation can elicit belief without corrective context and likeminded individuals are prone to seek ideologically comforting information within their own self-constructed media enclaves. Drawing on the expertise of leading science communication scholars from six countries, The Oxford Handbook of the Science of Science Communication not only charts the media landscape - from news and entertainment to blogs and films - but also examines the powers and perils of human biases - from the disposition to seek confirming evidence to the inclination to overweight endpoints in a trend line. In the process, it draws together the best available social science on ways to communicate science while also minimizing the pernicious effects of human bias. The Handbook adds case studies exploring instances in which communication undercut or facilitated the access to scientific evidence. The range of topics addressed is wide, from genetically engineered organisms and nanotechnology to vaccination controversies and climate change. Also unique to this book is a focus on the complexities of involving the public in decision making about the uses of science, the regulations that should govern its application, and the ethical boundaries within which science should operate. The Handbook is an invaluable resource for researchers in the communication fields, particularly in science and health communication, as well as to scholars involved in research on scientific topics susceptible to distortion in partisan debate.



The Ebola Survival Handbook

The Ebola Survival Handbook Author Joseph Alton
ISBN-10 9781634501194
Release 2014-10-27
Pages 128
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As the Ebola epidemic becomes more frightening—and hits closer to home—people are looking for answers. How does it spread? Are we at risk? How do we protect ourselves and our families from this deadly disease? In this necessary new book, Dr. Joseph Alton, an MD who is at the forefront of crisis medicine, explains the virus, how it spreads, how to prevent infection, and what the right treatment protocol is if the virus is contracted. He explains in easy-to-understand language the latest research on how Ebola is transmitted and treated, including late-breaking research from the University of Minnesota that shows it may be transmissible by air. As the Ebola crisis unfolds with increasing severity and an exponential mortality rate, it is becoming more obvious that our government does not have the skills and resources to protect us in the event of a fast-moving pandemic. This book should be required reading for anyone who wants to ensure the health and safety of themselves and their loved ones. Some of the topics this handbook covers are: How to determine if your hospital is able to treat Ebola patients successfully How to travel safely How to care for an infected patient Arm yourself and your family with life-saving knowledge against the deadliest outbreak of this virus to date.



The Oxford Handbook of Reproductive Ethics

The Oxford Handbook of Reproductive Ethics Author Leslie Francis
ISBN-10 9780199981878
Release 2017-01-25
Pages 688
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Intimate and medicalized, natural and technological, reproduction poses some of the most challenging ethical dilemmas of our time. Reproduction presses the boundaries of humanity and ethical respect, the permissible limits of technology, conscientious objection by health care professionals, and social justice. This volume brings together scholars from multiple perspectives to address both traditional and novel questions about the rights and responsibilities of human reproducers, their caregivers, and the societies in which they live. Among issues treated in the volume are what it is to be a parent, the responsibilities of parents, and the role of society in facilitating or discouraging parenting. May gamete donors be anonymous? Is surrogacy in which a woman gestates a child for others ethically permissible when efforts are made to prevent coercion or exploitation? Should it be mandatory to screen newborns for potentially serious conditions, or permissible to sequence their genomes? Are both parties to a reproductive act equally responsible to support the child, even if one deceived the other? Are there ethical asymmetries between male and female parents, and is the lack of available contraceptives for men unjust? Should the costs of infertility treatment be socially shared, as they are for other forms of health care? Do parents have a duty to try to conceive children under the best circumstances they can-or to avoid conception if the child will suffer? What is the status of the fetus and what ethical limits constrain the use of fetal tissue? Reproduction is a rapidly changing medical field, with novel developments such as mitochondrial transfer or uterine transplantation occurring regularly. And there are emerging natural challenges, too, with Zika virus just the latest. The volume gives readers tools not only to address the problems we now know, but ones that may emerge in the future as well.



The Presidential Appointee s Handbook

The Presidential Appointee s Handbook Author G. Edward DeSeve
ISBN-10 9780815728948
Release 2016-12-20
Pages 130
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A guide to competencies needed by the federal government’s new top officials. The transition from one president to another, regardless of which party wins the 2016 elections, will mean many things, one of which is that some 3,000 to 4,000 new senior presidential appointees will take office in the first months of 2017. They will join some 6,000 members of the Senior Executive Service and nearly 1,000 admirals and generals already working in the top ranks of government. But the little-known truth is that the federal government has no formal, or even informal, continual learning program for its new high-level managers. If history is a guide, many of the next president's appointees will never have served in the federal government or, indeed, at any level of government. This means that they will need to hone their considerable skills to meet new challenges. This new, revised, and updated edition of the The Presidential Appointee’s Handbook is intended to fill the need for learning by helping new presidential appointees develop the knowledge, skills, and capabilities they will need in their challenging assignments. Additionally, the new edition provides frameworks for success in areas such as strategic foresight, planning for results, risk management, and resilience that are designed to give appointees templates for achieving their goals. Blending theory with the demands of day-to-day practice, the book clarifies the roles and responsibilities of top government executives, helps them build a network of shared experiences and relationships, and lays out common competencies and codes of proper behavior for government leaders at all levels.



The Routledge Handbook of the Political Economy of Science

The Routledge Handbook of the Political Economy of Science Author David Tyfield
ISBN-10 9781317412021
Release 2017-04-28
Pages 486
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The political economy of research and innovation (R&I) is one of the central issues of the early twenty-first century. ‘Science’ and ‘innovation’ are increasingly tasked with driving and reshaping a troubled global economy while also tackling multiple, overlapping global challenges, such as climate change or food security, global pandemics or energy security. But responding to these demands is made more complicated because R&I themselves are changing. Today, new global patterns of R&I are transforming the very structures, institutions and processes of science and innovation, and with it their claims about desirable futures. Our understanding of R&I needs to change accordingly. Responding to this new urgency and uncertainty, this handbook presents a pioneering selection of the growing body of literature that has emerged in recent years at the intersection of science and technology studies and political economy. The central task for this research has been to expose important but consequential misconceptions about the political economy of R&I and to build more insightful approaches. This volume therefore explores the complex interrelations between R&I (both in general and in specific fields) and political economies across a number of key dimensions from health to environment, and universities to the military. The Routledge Handbook of the Political Economy of Science offers a unique collection of texts across a range of issues in this burgeoning and important field from a global selection of top scholars. The handbook is essential reading for students interested in the political economy of science, technology and innovation. It also presents succinct and insightful summaries of the state of the art for more advanced scholars.



The Survival Medicine Handbook

The Survival Medicine Handbook Author Joseph D. Alton M D
ISBN-10 0988872536
Release 2013-06-13
Pages 588
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"If modern medical care is not available, you may be the end of the line when it comes to keeping your family healthy. Do you have the knowledge and training to take on this responsibility? This second edition of the book will give you the ability to deal with 90% of the issues you might face in any survival situation. The goal of the Survival Medicine Handbook is to help you do what you can, with what you have, where you are. With this guide, you will become a medial asset to your family in uncertain times"--Page 4 of cover.



CRC handbook series in zoonoses

CRC handbook series in zoonoses Author James H. Steele
ISBN-10 0849329116
Release 1981-09-22
Pages 510
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CRC handbook series in zoonoses has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from CRC handbook series in zoonoses also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full CRC handbook series in zoonoses book for free.



The Doom and Bloom tm Survival Medicine Handbook

The Doom and Bloom tm  Survival Medicine Handbook Author Amy Alton Arnp
ISBN-10 0615563236
Release 2012-01-01
Pages 440
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The Doom and Gloom(tm) Survival Medicine Handbook is written to guide you on the road to medical self-sufficiency. This book combines conventional and alternative healing methods to give you the ablility to handle 90% of the medical issues you would face in any survival situation; from the perfect storm to a complete societal breakdown, you'll have all the tools necessary to succeed in keeping your family healthy, even if everything else fails.



The Dictator s Handbook

The Dictator s Handbook Author Bruce Bueno de Mesquita
ISBN-10 9781610390453
Release 2011-09-27
Pages 352
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For eighteen years, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith have been part of a team revolutionizing the study of politics by turning conventional wisdom on its head. They start from a single assertion: Leaders do whatever keeps them in power. They don't care about the “national interest”—or even their subjects—unless they have to. This clever and accessible book shows that the difference between tyrants and democrats is just a convenient fiction. Governments do not differ in kind but only in the number of essential supporters, or backs that need scratching. The size of this group determines almost everything about politics: what leaders can get away with, and the quality of life or misery under them. The picture the authors paint is not pretty. But it just may be the truth, which is a good starting point for anyone seeking to improve human governance.



Disease Modelling and Public Health

Disease Modelling and Public Health Author
ISBN-10 9780444639691
Release 2017-10-01
Pages 520
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Disease Modelling and Public Health, Part A, Volume 36 addresses new challenges in existing and emerging diseases with a variety of comprehensive chapters that cover Infectious Disease Modeling, Bayesian Disease Mapping for Public Health, Real time estimation of the case fatality ratio and risk factor of death, Alternative Sampling Designs for Time-To-Event Data with Applications to Biomarker Discovery in Alzheimer's Disease, Dynamic risk prediction for cardiovascular disease: An illustration using the ARIC Study, Theoretical advances in type 2 diabetes, Finite Mixture Models in Biostatistics, and Models of Individual and Collective Behavior for Public Health Epidemiology. As a two part volume, the series covers an extensive range of techniques in the field. It present a vital resource for statisticians who need to access a number of different methods for assessing epidemic spread in population, or in formulating public health policy. Presents a comprehensive, two-part volume written by leading subject experts Provides a unique breadth and depth of content coverage Addresses the most cutting-edge developments in the field Includes chapters on Ebola and the Zika virus; topics which have grown in prominence and scholarly output



Agriculture Handbook

Agriculture Handbook Author
ISBN-10 MINN:30000010144412
Release 1959
Pages 158
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Set includes revised editions of some issues.



Control of Communicable Diseases Manual

Control of Communicable Diseases Manual Author David L. Heymann
ISBN-10 0875530362
Release 2004-01-01
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The manual addresses concerns about the impact of communicable diseases. It includes identification, infectious agent, occurrence, mode of transmission, incubation period, susceptibility and resistance, and methods of control that are not limited to but include prevention and epidemic control measures.