Emerging Infections Series

Emerging Infections Series
2016 © American Society for Microbiology
W. Michael Scheld, MD
ISBN-13: 978-1-55581-121-1
eISBN-13: 978-1-55581-945-3


Essential resource for the fight against emerging infectious diseases

Incidences such as the 2014 Ebola epidemic in West Africa and the 2015 appearance of Zika in Brazil provide dramatic evidence of the continued ability of microbes to emerge, spread, adapt, and threaten global health. The challenge facing infectious disease specialists and public health professionals is to improve and find new diagnostic, therapeutic, and prevention strategies.

The editors of the 10th installment of the Emerging Infections series have compiled the perspectives of leading infectious disease experts into 22 chapters that provide important updates on a broad range of emerging and reemerging bacterial, viral, parasitic, and fungal infectious diseases in the United States and globally. In addition to focusing on MERS, Ebola virus disease, chikungunya, and Zika virus disease, Emerging Infections 10 explores the global threat of antimicrobial resistance in reviews on carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, multiply-resistant gonococcal infections, non-typhoidal Salmonella infections, and artemisinin-resistant Plasmodium falciparum malaria. Topics include both recently- and long-recognized diseases that pose challenges for the clinical, laboratory, research, public health, and animal health communities.

Emerging Infections 10 presents new and emerging strategies to prevent, control, and eradicate infectious diseases and guides readers to the primary literature where they can explore individual topics in greater depth. This book is a valuable reference for professionals in microbiology, epidemiology, public health, and clinical and veterinary medicine.

The Emerging Infections series from ASM Press is based on these sessions:

  • Emerging Infections 10 (2016)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-55581-944-6; ISBN-10: 1-55581-944-3
  • Emerging Infections 9 (2010)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-55581-525-7; ISBN-10: 1-55581-525-1
  • Emerging Infections 8 (2008)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-55581-444-1; ISBN-10: 1-55581-444-1
  • Emerging Infections 7 (2007)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-55581-377-2; ISBN-10: 1-55581-377-1
  • Emerging Infections 6 (2004)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-55581-242-3; ISBN-10: 1-55581-242-2
  • Emerging Infections 5 (2001)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-55581-216-4; ISBN-10: 1-55581-216-3
  • Emerging Infections 4 (2000)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-55581-197-6; ISBN-10: 1-55581-197-3
  • Emerging Infections 3 (1999)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-55581-168-6; ISBN-10: 1-55581-168-X
  • Emerging Infections 2 (1998)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-55581-141-9; ISBN-10: 1-55581-141-8
  • Emerging Infections 1 (1998)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-55581-121-1; ISBN-10: 1-55581-121-3

Doody's Reviews

Score: 90/100
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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"Global forces such as population growth, climate change, world travel, and trade will continue to influence the emergence and transmission of infectious diseases. This volume nicely summarizes information on a variety of pathogens and serves as a great reminder of the importance of preparedness and public health on a national and global scale."

-- Mark Rupp, MD (University of Nebraska Medical Center ) - Doody's Review"

"This is a reference point for other books in this field. It will be difficult for another book on emerging infections to match these authors' level of expertise."

-- Carlos Figueroa Castro, MD (Boone Hospital Center) Doody's Review - previous edition


Students, teachers, clinicians, laboratorians, and investigators in the disciplines of microbiology, infectious diseases, and public health will find value in the concise, well-written, and adequately referenced chapters.

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