Travelers' DiarrheaeBook - 2003
Travelers' diarrhea remains a frequent health problem with a substantial impact on professional and leisure travelers alike. While substantial progress has been made in our understanding of the pathogenesis and management of travelers' diarrhea, hygiene and infrastructure in many developing countries have not significantly improved. Travelers' Diarrhea aims to convey a thorough history, a basic understanding of the discipline, state-of-the-art management recommendations and thoughts for future research. Substantial understanding of the risks of acquiring travelers' diarrhea exists and we continue to learn about differences in host susceptibility. Recent research questions the pivotal role of fluid replacement in the treatment of adults with travelers' diarrhea. An increasing number of medications are available for symptomatic relief and for specific antimicrobial therapy against causal organisms. Modern molecular and genetic techniques, vaccine development, and new production techniques are discussed, in addition to the improvement of public health services around the world.
Publisher: Hamilton, Ont. ; London : B C Decker, 2003.
Characteristics: ix, 326 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)