Best Infectious Diseases Books

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1. Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple

Author: by Mark T. Gladwin
Published at: MedMaster, Inc.; 7th edition (December 1, 2018)
ISBN: 978-1935660330

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Excellent for USMLE Board Review. A brief, clear, thorough, and highly enjoyable updated approach to clinical microbiology, brimming with mnemonics, humor, summary charts and illustrations, from Ebola to AIDS to flesh-eating bacteria; to mad cow disease, hantavirus, anthrax, smallpox, botulism, Clostridium difficile diagnosis and treatment; treatment of gonorrhea in light of growing antimicrobial resistance; Tuberculosis diagnostics, drugs for treatment of latent TB infection and MDR TB; the latest antibiotics; pandemic flu, including H7N9; SARS-like coronavirus; the latest hepatitis C treatment options; the latest HIV diagnostics and approved HIV meds; Zika virus; Measles and a new chapter on the latest emerging infectious diseases and drug resistant bacteria.


2. Molecular Diagnostics: Fundamentals, Methods, and Clinical Applications

Author: by Lela Buckingham PhD MB DLM(ASCP)
Published at: F.A. Davis Company; Third edition (February 22, 2019)
ISBN: 978-0803668294

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Five Stars.Best book available if you want to learn about molecular techniques applied to clinical pathology.Ruben A., Amazon Reviewer Five Stars.Easy read. Helped me to pass ASCP molecular bio certification exam. Amazon Reviewer The only book you need to become certified.

Excellent book, full of details and clinical information. In addition, it describes very complexed concepts in a very easy way to understand including comprehensive diagrams.Ruben G., Amazon Reviewer MB(ASCP) must read. This is a must read for those laboratory professionals trying to advance their knowledge in molecular diagnostics especially for those people taking the MB(ASCP) exam.

Sure it helped me pass the exam. JR, Amazon Reviewer Meet the challenges of this rapidly expanding field Molecular diagnostics continues to grow in importance in the clinical laboratory. This respected text will prepare your students with a grounding in the fundamental principles of molecular biology.

Current methods, and their clinical applications. With a focus on the application of molecular concepts to diagnostic purposes, the text explains and illustrate the use and interpretation of molecular-based assays in patient care. Now with an expanded discussion of nucleic acid sequencing, with added emphasis on next generation sequencing (NGS), and updated coverage of proteomics and mass spectrometry applications, your students will have the most current information available today.


3. Principles of Virology, Multi-Volume (ASM Books)

Author: by Jane Flint
Published at: ASM Press; 5th edition (November 3, 2020)
ISBN: 978-1683670322

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Principles of Virology, the leading virology textbook in use, is an extremely valuable and highly informative presentation of virology at the interface of modern cell biology and immunology. This text utilizes a uniquely rational approach by highlighting common principles and processes across all viruses.

Using a set of representative viruses to illustrate the breadth of viral complexity, students are able to understand viral reproduction and pathogenesis and are equipped with the necessary tools for future encounters with new or understudied viruses. This fifth edition was updated to keep pace with the ever-changing field of virology.

In addition to the beloved full-color illustrations, video interviews with leading scientists, movies, and links to exciting blogposts on relevant topics, this edition includes study questions and active learning puzzles in each chapter, as well as short descriptions regarding the key messages of references of special interest.

Volume I: Molecular Biology focuses on the molecular processes of viral reproduction, from entry through release. Volume II: Pathogenesis and Control addresses the interplay between viruses and their host organisms, on both the micro- and macroscale, including chapters on public health, the immune response, vaccines and other antiviral strategies, viral evolution, and a brand new chapter on the therapeutic uses of viruses.


4. Control of Communicable Diseases Manual (Control of Communicable Diseases Manual (Paper Ed))

Author: by David L. Heymann
Published at: Amer Public Health Assn; 20th edition (October 30, 2014)
ISBN: 978-0875530185

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Control of Communicable Diseases Manual, 20th Edition Every chapter updated, and most benefitting from parallel updated by international experts, at both, CDC and WHO, priority has been given to ensuring global relevance. New disease variants have been included and some chapters have been fundamentally reworked.

The 20th edition is a timely update to a milestone reference work that ensures the relevance and usefulness to every public health professional around the world. “Since 2008 we have seen an explosion in infectious diseases of international concern. In 2009 we had the H1N1 pandemic.

In 2012 a new, highly fatal coronavirus named Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) was first reported out of Saudi Arabia. And as we go to press, an old foe Ebola is creating the largest epidemic of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in human history.

All 3 of these cases reinforce the need for health practitioners to have an expert guide in the use of sound infection control practices. This new version of Control of Communicable Diseases Manual (CCDM), the 20th revision of this 96-year-old favorite of the health community, is now available to address these important concerns.” From the Forward – Georges C.


5. Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett's Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases: 2-Volume Set

Author: by John E. Bennett MD
Published at: Elsevier; 9th edition (September 12, 2019)
ISBN: 978-0323482554

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For four decades, physicians and other healthcare providers have trusted Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett’s Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases to provide expert guidance on the diagnosis and treatment of these complex disorders. The 9th Edition continues the tradition of excellence with newly expanded chapters, increased global coverage, and regular updates to keep you at the forefront of this vitally important field.

Meticulously updated by Drs.John E. Bennett, Raphael Dolin, and Martin J. Blaser, this comprehensive, two-volume masterwork puts the latest information on challenging infectious diseases at your fingertips. Provides more in-depth coverage of epidemiology, etiology, pathology, microbiology, immunology, and treatment of infectious agents than any other infectious disease resource.

Features an increased focus on antibiotic stewardship; new antivirals for influenza, cytomegalovirus, hepatitis C, hepatitis B., and immunizations; and new recommendations for vaccination against infection with pneumococci, papillomaviruses, hepatitis A, and pertussis. Covers newly recognized enteroviruses causing paralysis (E-A71, E-D68); emerging viral infections such as Ebola, Zika, Marburg, SARS, and MERS; and important updates on prevention and treatment of C.


6. Polio: An American Story

Author: by David M. Oshinsky
Published at: Oxford University Press; Illustrated edition (September 1, 2006)
ISBN: 978-0195307146

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Here David Oshinsky tells the gripping story of the polio terror and of the intense effort to find a cure, from the March of Dimes to the discovery of the Salk and Sabin vaccines and beyond. Drawing on newly available papers of Jonas Salk, Albert Sabin and other key players, Oshinsky paints a suspenseful portrait of the race for the cure, weaving a dramatic tale centered on the furious rivalry between Salk and Sabin.

He also tells the story of Isabel Morgan, perhaps the most talented of all polio researchers, who might have beaten Salk to the prize if she had not retired to raise a family. Oshinsky offers an insightful look at the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, which was founded in the 1930s by FDR and Basil O’Connor, it revolutionized fundraising and the perception of disease in America.

Oshinsky also shows how the polio experience revolutionized the way in which the government licensed and tested new drugs before allowing them on the market, and the way in which the legal system dealt with manufacturers’ liability for unsafe products.


7. Basic Immunology: Functions and Disorders of the Immune System

Author: by Abul K. Abbas MBBS
Published at: Elsevier; 6th edition (April 24, 2019)
ISBN: 978-0323549431

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Meticulously reviewed and updated for today’s medical students, Basic Immunology, 6th Edition, is a concise text expertly written by the same distinguished author team as the best-selling, comprehensive text, Cellular and Molecular Immunology. This focused, easy-to-understand volume uses full-color illustrations and clinical images, useful tables, and practical features such as Summary Point boxes, end-of-chapter review questions, glossary terms, and clinical casesall designed to help students master this complex topic in the most efficient, effective manner possible.

Emphasizes clinical aspects of immunology, including disease pathogenesis, the development of novel therapies based on basic science, and an appendix of clinical cases for real-world application. Provides top-notch instruction from experienced teachers, course directors, and lecturers led by well-known editor and author Dr. Abul Abbas.

Features a highly readable writing style and practical organization, now with fully revised content and updated images to reflect recent important advances in today’s understanding of the immune system. Provides additional online features such as answers to in-book chapter review questions, helpful animations, and up to 10 self-assessment questions per chapter.


8. Comprehensive Review of Infectious Diseases

Author: by Andrej Spec
Published at: Elsevier; 1st edition (December 3, 2019)
ISBN: 978-0323568661

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Perfect for board review or quick reference in clinical practice, Comprehensive Review of Infectious Diseases is a balanced, high-yield resource covering the full range of infectious disease topics. Whether you’re preparing for examinations or are looking for a concise resource to support your practice, this unique review contains precisely the information you need from common infectious diseases concepts and conditions to hundreds of up-to-date review questions and answers for self-assessment and exam preparation.

Covers the most frequently encountered concepts and conditions in infectious diseases. Covers challenging areas frequently covered on the boards: clinically-relevant microbiology and ID pharmacology, HIV and antiretroviral therapy, infections in immunocompromised hosts, dermatologic manifestations of ID, infection mimics, infection control and prevention, and more.

Includes new and emerging topics such as neglected tropical diseases, bioterrorism, and emerging and re-emerging infections. Provides 450 case-based, board-style multiple-choice questions and answers for test prep and self-assessment. Facilitates quick review and maximum retention of information by including hundreds of high-quality illustrations, tables, high-yield boxes, and bulleted lists.


9. Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology, 6e

Author: by Connie R. Mahon MS
Published at: Saunders; 6th edition (April 6, 2018)
ISBN: 978-0323613170

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Learn to develop the problem-solving skills necessary for success in the clinical setting! The Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology, 6th Edition uses a reader-friendly “building-block” approach to the essentials of diagnostic microbiology. This updated edition has new content on viruses like Zika, an expanded molecular chapter, and the latest information on prevention, treatment modalities, and CDC guidelines.

Updated photos offer clear examples of automated lab instruments, while case studies, review questions, and learning objectives present information in an easy-to-understand, accessible manner for students at every level. A building-block approach encourages you to use previously learned information to sharpen critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.

Full-color design, with many full-color photomicrographs, prepares you for the reality of diagnostic microbiology. A case study at the beginning of each chapter provides you with the opportunity to form your own questions and answers through discussion points. Hands-on procedures describe exactly what takes place in the micro lab, making content more practical and relevant.

10. Plagues and Peoples

Author: by William H. McNeill
Published at: Anchor; 1st edition (January 1, 1976)
ISBN: 978-0385121224

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Upon its original publication, Plagues and Peoples was an immediate critical and popular success, offering a radically new interpretation of world history as seen through the extraordinary impact-political, demographic, ecological, and psychological-of disease on cultures. From the conquest of Mexico by smallpox as much as by the Spanish, to the bubonic plague in China, to the typhoid epidemic in Europe, the history of disease is the history of humankind.

With the identification of AIDS in the early 1980s, another chapter has been added to this chronicle of events, which William McNeill explores in his new introduction to this updated editon. Thought-provoking, well-researched, and compulsively readable, Plagues and Peoples is that rare book that is as fascinating as it is scholarly, as intriguing as it is enlightening.

“A brilliantly conceptualized and challenging achievement” (Kirkus Reviews), it is essential reading, offering a new perspective on human history.

11. Red Book 2018 (Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases)

Author: by David W. Kimberlin MD FAAP
Published at: American Academy of Pediatrics; 31st edition (June 1, 2018)
ISBN: 978-1610021463

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Extending an 8-decade tradition of excellence, Red Book provides the most reliable and clinically useful information on the manifestations, etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of more than 200 childhood infectious diseases. The 31st edition provides evidence-based guidance to practicing clinicians on pediatric infections and vaccinations based on the recommendations of the committee as well as the combined expertise of the CDC, the FDA, and hundreds physician contributors.

New in Red Book 2018: All chapters were assessed for relevance given the dynamic environment in pediatric medicine today and every chapter has been modified since the last edition3 new chapters added (Chikungunya, Coagulase-Negative Staphylococcal Infections, and Zika). Standardized approaches to disease prevention through immunizations, antimicrobial prophylaxis, and infection-control practices have been updated throughoutRecommendations for the use of doxycycline have been liberalized.

References to evidence-based policy recommendations have been recommendedAppropriate chapters have been updated to be consistent with 2018 AAP and CDC vaccine recommendations, CDC recommendations for immunization of health care personnel, and drug recommendations from 2018 Nelson’s Pediatric Antimicrobial Therapy. Red Book is an indispensable reference for pediatricians and pediatric infectious disease specialists and is useful for family medicine and emergency medicine physicians as well.

12. Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care and Schools (A Quick Reference Guide)

Author: by Susan S. Aronson MD FAAP
Published at: American Academy of Pediatrics; 5th edition (October 15, 2019)
ISBN: 978-1610023481

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This award-winning guide provides child care directors, teachers, and caregivers with essential information on the prevention and management of infectious diseases in group care settings. The newly revised and updated fifth edition is aligned with the most recent version of the premier AAP source of information on infectious diseases, Red Book: 20182021 Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases, 31st Edition.

The robust section of more than 55 quick reference fact sheets on common infectious diseases and symptoms has been expanded to include a new sheet on croup. Additionally, the forms have been updated to align with Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards; Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs, 4th Edition, and there is a new form, Infections Caused by Interactions of Humans With Pets and Wild Animals.

As always, the guide is easy to use, providing clear, authoritative guidance on limiting the spread of infection.

13. Manual of Clinical Microbiology, 2 Volume Set (ASM Books)

Author: by Karen C. Carroll
Published at: ASM Press; 12th edition (February 20, 2019)
ISBN: 978-1555819835

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Revised by a collaborative, international, interdisciplinary team of editors and authors, this edition includes the latest applications of genomics and proteomics and is filled with current findings regarding infectious agents, leading-edge diagnostic methods, laboratory practices, and safety guidelines. This edition also features three new chapters on accreditation, Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex, and human herpesvirus 8.

This seminal reference of microbiology continues to set the standard for state-of-the-science laboratory practice as the most authoritative reference in the field of microbiology.

14. Viruses, Plagues, and History: Past, Present and Future

Author: by Michael B. A. Oldstone M.D.
Published at: Oxford University Press; Revised edition (November 2, 2009)
ISBN: 978-0195327311

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The story of viruses and humanity is a story of fear and ignorance, of grief and heartbreak, and of great bravery and sacrifice. Michael Oldstone tells all these stories as he illuminates the history of the devastating diseases that have tormented humanity, focusing mostly on the most famous viruses.

Oldstone begins with smallpox, polio, and measles. Nearly 300 million people were killed by smallpox in this century alone and the author presents a vivid account of the long campaign to eradicate this lethal killer. Oldstone then describes the fascinating viruses that have captured headlines in more recent years: Ebola, Hantavirus, mad cow disease (a frightening illness made worse by government mishandling and secrecy), and, of course, AIDS.

And he tells us of the many scientists watching and waiting even now for the next great plague, monitoring influenza strains to see whether the deadly variant from 1918-a viral strain that killed over 20 million people in 1918-1919-will make a comeback.

15. Fundamentals of Microbiology

Author: by Jeffrey C. Pommerville
Published at: Jones & Bartlett Learning; 11th edition (May 16, 2017)
ISBN: 978-1284100952

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Pommerville’s Fundamentals of Microbiology has done it again, as the easy choice for introductory microbiology was just made easier. Now with a new modern and intuitive design, a deeper focus on career application, and exciting new features, the Eleventh Edition has raised the bar for introductory microbiology textbooks.

Fundamentals of Microbiology is a true learning solution. Jeff Pommerville invites you to discover microbiology as no other author can, with his relatable examples and smooth writing style. Features such as Investigating the Microbial World, MicroInquiry, and Chapter Challenges are student-friendly resources designed to teach concepts and encourage practical application.

Instructors will be pleased to find the organizational framework of the text reflects the Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Microbiology as recommended by the American Society for Microbiology and also addresses the AAAS Vision and Change recommendations.