Choon Yong-An Introduction to Infectious Disease

Author of Book: Professor Barry C. Fox
Date Read: February 15, 2024

Book Report

Book Report – An Introduction to Infectious Disease.
Begin: 11/30/2023
Finish: 2/15/2024
Title: An Introduction to Infectious Disease
Author: Professor Barry C. Fox
University of Wisconsin.

Why I Choose to Read This Book:

To learn more about infectious disease and their effect on our health. How diseases are transmitted and hoe to prevent them.

What I learned from This Book:

This book introduce us to various disease that has afflicted us in the past to current new emerging diseases. it show how germs hitch rides by land, sea and air, spreading their virulence worldwide. it identify the beneficial ones and avoid the ones that cause disease.

Bacteria, viruses, fungi and hybrid germs invade our bodies, how they transmit disease, and treatment against them. You will learn pathogens work to cause disease or to evade our immune systems. We learn how rapid germ mutations are challenging our disease diagnosis and treatment and how it leads to antibiotic resistance. We look at how vaccines are developed and their role in the prevention of serious diseases.

Wildlife: birds, bats and deer’s are often sources of infectious diseases. vectors of disease transmission: flea, ticks and mosquitoes. Interaction with wildlife and the environment affect our health. new exotic diseases are emerging from sources that transmit diseases to human.

Our organ system are vulnerable to assault by many germs. Different diseases can affect our brains, respiratory and circulatory system, skin. intestinal and urinary tract system.

Top infections including Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Tuberculosis, and Malaria. these diseases are still killing Human daily in our era of modern medicine.

The potential to use pathogen as a weapon for a bioterrorist attack with diseases that were eradicated but stored in lab facilities in various countries. We will look at historical attacks and agents that are most concerning for future attacks.

New technologies are helping the global disease surveillance. Specialized systems and new technology that works around the clock to keep us safe. Social Media is becoming more important for surveillance. discover some great preventive information about travelling, and tools to keep you healthy during your trip.

We will study the worst public health disasters in history such as the 1918 Influenza Pandemic and examine ways to prevent or contain future health disasters. Figure what the next disease pandemic will be.

This course gives a comprehensive historical and current perspective on infectious diseases. We will learn of the perpetual challenges in the future as new diseases emerge and evolve and old infectious disease reemerge. We will have a solid foundation of scientific knowledge about disease-causing germs, disease transmission, treatment and prevention. The serious issues we face at home and abroad.

How will this book contribute to my success upon release:

Knowledge about infectious disease, transmission, treatments and prevention will help me stay healthy and prevent exposure to them. This knowledge will be passes on to communities which I will volunteer my services.