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The Microbial Challenge: Science, Disease, and Public Health, 2nd Edition, presents a fascinating look at human-microbe interactions and examines the disease producers while discussing how, with knowledge-based preparation, we can live in harmony with microbes. It also discusses the ways in which beneficial microbes are involved in the cycles of nature and in the food industry, and how they are used as research tools. Ideal for undergraduate non-science majors and allied and public health students, this unique text is a hybrid of microbiology and public health and includes material on prions, helminths, biological warfare and terrorism, antibiotic resistance, the global impact of microbial diseases, and immunization. The text helps students better understand the biology of the microbial world and the societal factors that are both the cause and consequences of microbial disease.
With up-to-date content, current information on health organizations, including the CDC and WHO, and a new chapter on bacterial genetics, The Microbial Challenge provides a gripping account of the burden of microbial diseases throughout the world.
New and Key Features of the 2nd Edition:
· All chapters have been updated, revised, and streamlined to improve the overall flow of information and aid in student comprehension and retention
· A new chapter, Bacterial Genetics, reviews basic genetics and moves on to focus on transformation, conjugation, and transduction as strategies of genetic exchange in bacteria
· Includes the latest epidemiological data, new information on antibiotic resistance, and current discussions on new emerging diseases
· A new design and art program allow students to focus more sharply on important concepts.