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Many leisure activities, however enjoyable they may be, expose us to a growing list of pathogenic microbes, some new and many increasingly resistant to current therapies. In response, the fourth edition of Infections of Leisure has been thoroughly updated with the latest infectious threats, treatments, and preventive measures. In addition, three new chapters have been added to help manage the risk of infection associated with air travel, petting zoos, and cruise ships.
Designed for ease of use, each chapter focuses on the infection risks associated with a particular type of leisure activity. At the end of each chapter, Practical Tips, a new feature, underscores the most critical steps needed to prevent and manage the infections discussed in the chapter.
With the fourth editionís extensive updating and new material, health care professionals and laypeople can confidently refer to it to assess the risk of leisure-associated infections, take measures to avoid them when possible, and make informed choices. Moreover, the book will help readers identify and treat those infections that do occur as quickly and effectively as possible.
∑ Compiles information on leisure-associated infections into one unique, user-friendly volume
∑ Enables readers to understand the risks and make informed choices
∑ Covers the latest findings, treatments, and preventive measures via thoroughly updated chapters as well as three new chapters
∑ Presents first-hand insights from a team of expert authors
∑ Provides essential detail for health care professionals while remaining accessible to the laypeople