Infections of Leisure, Fifth Edition

Author: edited by David Schlossberg, MD, FACP
Publisher: ASM Press
Date Published: 2016
Pages: 373
Cover Type: Soft Cover
Expiration Date: 12/31/2020

Each section satisfies the Florida one-hour specialty requirements in microbiology and serology/immunology.

For those certified by ASCP, each section provides 11 contact hours in microbiology and one contact hour in serology/immunology.

A day at the beach: delightful, restorative, and potentially dangerous.

Leisure activities, from the mundane to the exotic, expose us to a growing list of pathogenic microbes, some new and many increasingly resistant to current therapies. Common pets, livestock, traveling, and cuisine all have the potential to cause illnesses that may be difficult to diagnose and treat.

Written by a team of infectious disease specialists, Infections of Leisure features 19 chapters focused on the infection risks associated with particular types of activities, including camping, playing sports, interacting with animals, receiving body modifications, and mountain climbing. This new edition includes full-color images, recommended readings chosen by expert authors, and practical tips in each chapter.

This course will help to educate laboratory personnel so they may provide additional assistance to the medical staff.

Section A chapters: 

  • Infections and Intoxications from the Ocean: Risks of the Shore
  • Infections Acquired via Fresh Water: from Lakes to Hot Tubs
  • Arthropid-Borne Diseases: the Camper's Uninvited Guests
  • Infections Acquired in the Garden
  • Diseases Transmitted by Man's Best Friend: the Dog
  • Diseases Transmitted by Cats
  • Diseases Transmitted by Birds
  • Diseases Transmitted by Less Common House Pets

Section B chapters:

  • Diseases Transmitted by Man's Worst Friend: the Rat
  • Diseases Transmitted by Domestic Livestock: Perils of the Petting Zoo
  • The Ancient Curse: Rabies
  • Sports: the Infectious Hazards
  • Infectious Risks of Traveling Abroad
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Travel: from Boudoir to Bordello
  • Infections from Body Piercing and Tattoos
  • Infectious Diseases at High Altitude
  • Infectious Risks of Air Travel
  • Infections on Cruise Ships
  • Infections Associated with Exotic Cuisine: the Dangers of Delicacies

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