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Infections of Leisure, Fourth Edition

Editor: David Schlossberg1
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Affiliations: 1: Professor, Temple University School of Medicine, and Medical Director, Tuberculosis Control Program, Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Content Type: Trade
Format: Electronic
Publication Year: 2009

Category: General Interest

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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 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 edition’s 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.

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23 June 2013

At A Glance

This title provides a fascinating examination of the risks associated with an array of leisure activities. Whether camping, enjoying a day at the beach, or traveling to an exotic locale, humans continually expose themselves to a variety of infectious diseases. Widely readable, this new volume seeks to demystify infectious diseases that may be encountered and to alert physicians and the informed public to potential dangers and suggested treatment.

Description

This scholarly, multi-authored book describes infectious diseases that can be contracted while pursuing such activities as swimming at the beach, venturing into wilderness environments, pampering our (sometimes unusual) pets, toiling in the garden, or eating trendy cuisine. This is a thoroughly updated edition.

Purpose

The book identifies and organizes the infectious risks associated with our leisure time activities. Although these activities are enjoyable, they expose us to a growing list of pathogenic microbes, some new and many increasingly resistant to current therapies. These infectious risks are outlined and discussed in a convenient, user-friendly, and accessible format.

Audience

This is a useful book for general practitioners caring for patients who travel to adventuresome settings, keep exotic pets, pierce strange parts of their body ("body modification"), or eat trendy cuisine. It should also attract infectious diseases subspecialists who desire an organization of infectious diseases associated with specific recreational activities.

Features

Designed for ease of use, each chapter focuses on the infection risks associated with a particular type of recreational activity. Multiple zoonoses associated with common and less common pets (e.g. hedgehogs) are reviewed and practical guidelines provided. Three new chapters are designed to help manage the risk of infection associated with air travel, petting zoos, and cruise ships. New to this edition are the practical tips at the end of each chapter that underscore the most critical steps needed to prevent and manage the infectious diseases discussed in the chapter.

Assessment

This is a practical resource for a diverse group of infection risks associated with where and how our patients spend their leisure time. The book compiles information on leisure-associated infections into one, unique, user-friendly book. It is indexed to provide quick reference to material both by infectious agent and leisure activity. The new practical tips at the end of each chapter highlight salient points of prevention and management of infections of leisure.

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Reviewer: Robert Penn, MD (Nebraska Methodist Hospital)

Review Date: Unknown

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