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Atlas of Human Infectious Diseases

Atlas of Human Infectious Diseases

Heiman F. L. Wertheim (Editor), Peter Horby (Editor), John P. Woodall (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-18440-3

Feb 2012, Wiley-Blackwell

306 pages

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The Atlas of Human Infectious Diseases provides a much needed practical and visual overview of the current distribution and determinants of major infectious diseases of humans. The comprehensive full-color maps show at a glance the areas with reported infections and outbreaks, and are accompanied by a concise summary of key information on the infectious agent and its clinical and epidemiological characteristics. Since infectious diseases are dynamic, the maps are presented in the context of a changing world, and how these changes are influencing the geographical distribution on human infections.

This unique atlas:

  • Contains more than 145 high quality full-color maps covering all major human infectious diseases
  • Provides key information on the illustrated infectious diseases
  • Has been compiled and reviewed by an editorial board of infectious disease experts from around the world

The result is a concise atlas with a consistent format throughout, where material essential for understanding the global spatial distribution of infectious diseases has been thoughtfully assembled by international experts. Atlas of Human Infectious Diseases is an essential tool for infectious disease specialists, medical microbiologists, virologists, travel medicine specialists, and public health professionals.

The Atlas of Human Infectious Diseases is accompanied by a FREE enhanced Wiley Desktop Edition - an interactive digital version of the book with downloadable images and text, highlighting and note-taking facilities, book-marking, cross-referencing, in-text searching, and linking to references and glossary terms.

Editors, viii

Contributors and Reviewers, ix

Foreword, xv

Preface, xvii

User’s Guide, xix

Abbreviations, xxi

The World, xxii

Section 1: Infectious Disease Drivers, 1

1 Emerging Infectious Diseases, 3

2 Population, 5

3 Urbanization, 7

4 Global Connectivity, 9

5 Human Development, 11

6 Global Peace Index, 13

7 Life Expectancy and Child Mortality, 15

8 Water and Sanitation, 17

9 Undernutrition, 19

10 Climate, 21

11 Forest Cover Change, 23

12 Natural Disasters, 25

13 Antibiotic Use, 27

14 Inherited Blood Disorders and Duffy Antigen, 29

15 Immunization Coverage – DTP3, 31

16 Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus, 33

17 Malaria Vectors, 35

18 Livestock Density, 37

19 Bird Migration, 39

Section 2: Bacterial Infections, 41

20 Anthrax, 43

21 Bartonellosis, Bartonella bacilliformis, 45

22 Bartonellosis, Bartonella quintana, 47

23 Botulism, 49

24 Brucellosis, 51

25 Buruli Ulcer, 53

26 Cholera, 55

27 Diphtheria, 57

28 Donovanosis, 59

29 Ehrlichioses, 61

30 Endemic Treponematosis, 63

31 Haemophilus influenzae Type b, 65

32 Leprosy, 67

33 Leptospirosis, 69

34 Listeriosis, 71

35 Lyme Disease, 73

36 Melioidosis, 75

37 Meningococcal Meningitis, 77

38 Noma, 79

39 Pertussis, 81

40 Plague, 83

41 Pneumococcal Disease, 85

42 Q Fever, 87

43 Rat Bite Fever, 89

44 Relapsing Fever, 91

45 Rickettsioses, Tick-borne, New World, 93

46 Rickettsioses, Tick-borne, Old World, 95

47 Scrub Typhus, 97

48 Streptococcus suis, 99

49 Tetanus, 101

50 Trachoma, 103

51 Tuberculosis, 105

52 Tularemia, 107

53 Typhoid Fever, 109

Section 3: Fungal Infections, 111

54 Blastomycosis, 113

55 Coccidioidomycosis, 115

56 Histoplasmosis, 117

57 Mycetoma, 119

58 Paracoccidioidomycosis, 121

59 Penicilliosis, 123

Section 4: Parasitic Infections, 125

60 Amebiasis, Entamoeba histolytica, 127

61 Anisakidosis, 129

62 Babesiosis, 131

63 Capillariasis, Intestinal, 133

64 Clonorchiasis, 135

65 Cysticercosis, 137

66 Diphyllobothriasis, 139

67 Dracunculiasis, 141

68 Echinococcosis, Echinococcus multilocularis, 143

69 Eosinophilic Meningitis, Angiostrongylus cantonensis, 145

70 Fascioliasis, 147

71 Fasciolopsiasis, 149

72 Filariasis, 151

73 Hookworm, 153

74 Leishmaniasis, Cutaneous and Mucosal, New World, 155

75 Leishmaniasis, Cutaneous and Mucosal, Old World, 157

76 Leishmaniasis, Visceral, 159

77 Loiasis, 161

78 Malaria, Plasmodium falciparum, 163

79 Malaria, Plasmodium knowlesi, 165

80 Malaria, Plasmodium ovale, 167

81 Malaria, Plasmodium vivax, 169

82 Onchocerciasis, 171

83 Opisthorchiasis, 173

84 Paragonimiasis, 175

85 Schistosomiasis, Africa & Americas, 177

86 Schistosomiasis, Asia, 179

87 Strongyloidiasis, 181

88 Trypanosomiasis, African, 183

89 Trypanosomiasis, American, 185

Section 5: Viral Infections, 187

90 Avian influenza (A/H5N1), 189

91 Barmah Forest & Ross River Virus Disease, 191

92 Bunyamwera Viral Fever, 193

93 Bunyavirus Group C Disease, 195

94 California Group Virus Disease, 197

95 Chikungunya Fever, 199

96 Colorado Tick Fever, 201

97 Crimean–Congo Hemorrhagic Fever, 203

98 Dengue, 205

99 Eastern Equine Encephalitis, 207

100 Ebola and Marburg Virus Disease, 209

101 Hantaviral Disease, New World, 211

102 Hantaviral Disease, Old World, 213

103 Hendra and Nipah Virus, 215

104 Hepatitis A, 217

105 Hepatitis B, 219

106 Hepatitis C, 221

107 Hepatitis E, 223

108 Human Immunodeficiency Virus, 225

109 Human T-Lymphotropic Virus 1, 227

110 Japanese Encephalitis, 229

111 Lassa Fever, 231

112 Mayaro Fever, 233

113 Measles, 235

114 Monkeypox, 237

115 Mumps, 239

116 O’nyong-nyong Virus Disease, 241

117 Oropouche Virus Disease, 243

118 Poliomyelitis, 245

119 Rabies, 247

120 Rift Valley Fever, 249

121 Rotaviral Enteritis, 251

122 Rubella, 253

123 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, 255

124 Sindbis Fever, 257

125 Tacaribe Complex Virus Disease, 259

126 Tick-borne Encephalitis, 261

127 Variant Creutzfeldt–Jakob Disease, 263

128 Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis, 265

129 Western Equine Encephalitis, 267

130 West Nile Fever, 269

131 Yellow Fever, 271

132 Zika Fever, 273

Index, 275

“I would definitely recommend the book to anyone interested in, or working within the field of infectious diseases and public health, as an invaluable asset to their collection.”  (The Bulletin of The Royal College of Pathologists, 1 July 2013)

If you’re interested in infectious diseases and you like maps, you’ll love leafing through the Atlas of Human Infectious Diseases. It shows the global distribution of more than 110 diseases, from well-known scourges such as malaria and cholera to oddballs like strongyloidiasis and O’nyong’nyong virus disease. Maps have been available for many diseases, but, Wertheim notes, it’s often unclear who made them or what data were used - and they frequently contain errors.

Wertheim (a clinical microbiologist working in Hanoi for the Wellcome Trust and Oxford University) didn’t want an electronic atlas but a book you can draw inspiration from as you read it on the couch. The editors took five years to prepare the maps, sifting through data from countless papers, field reports, and other sources. Each map was reviewed by two experts for its particular disease. The atlas also charts underlying factors such as water and sanitation, international travel, and urbanization.

Infectious diseases are nothing if not dynamic, and freely accessible updates will appear on a forthcoming companion website. Meanwhile, Wertheim hopes that the gaps in the maps will inspire researchers to collect more data on where pathogens occur. For many diseases, Africa is epidemiology’s terra incognita—as painfully large gray areas in the atlas testify. (Martin Enserink, Science,Vol. 336, June 2012)

From its title and external appearance, Atlas of Human Infectious Disease could be mistaken for a cytology or histology text. Once open, a geography book appears, and quickly enough, its pages reveal an essential visual almanac for anyone whose work confronts, or whose interests include, infectious diseases. This book shows the pictures we often seek but have difficulty finding: those that answer the question, “Where?” For a less common disease, where has it been reported? For a more common one, where is it not controlled? Part atlas and part disease manual, this work reflects an intensive effort by 120 contributors and reviewers, assuring the user of a broad, collective expertise. Oxford tropical disease researchers Heiman F.L. Wertheim and Peter Horby and ProMED mail co-founder John P. Woodall are the lead editors. The book provides taxonomic consistency with widely available sources such as the Control of Communicable Diseases Manual, and scientific articles specific to each topic were used extensively.

The first 40 of its 273 pages offer mapping of factors that influence disease transmission, clinical penetrance, and control. This portion could easily stand alone as a reference for a broad range of readers interested in any of numerous topics, from urbanization to climate to the global use of antibiotics and vaccines. The bulk of the book is a compendium of 2-page, clinical–epidemiologic summaries of human infections, each having the same leftpage map and right-page text layout. An equal-area world map is the usual template for incidence and endemicity displays, whereas regional maps and insets are used as needed; however, no section or entry on geographically diverse, health care–associated bacterial infections is included. The entries do include selected opportunistic infections, but apart from agents of general public health importance such as bloodborne viruses, health care–associated infections are not given particular attention. On the other hand, doing so could easily have doubled the volume of the book.

Overlays on the maps are simple and usually contrast well with the core scheme to readily show relationships. For example, the outlining of vector distributions does not interfere with the use of solid colors to map disease occurrence. Where overlays would not work as well, the page includes one or more parallel maps, which may show inverse relationships such as immunization coverage versus disease incidence. The book indirectly begs for better surveillance by depicting large gray areas marked “No Data”; even the most developed countries often fail to escape this distinction. In fact, the type of passive reporting that supplied map data for some diseases leaves one wondering: is it “no data” or “no disease”?

Clever adjustments for reporting bias were made in some cases, though the nature of source data too often prohibits any valid attempt. Likewise, dependence on political borders to outline geographic distribution usually prohibits depiction of spatial density. When a disease has worldwide distribution, that fact is not usually evident in the map, which instead focuses on high-risk areas. This method is appropriate and reinforces the need to use the map and text pages together.

Purchasers are provided a code to download the book in a digital format. Downloading is a fast and easy process, as is using the electronic version of the book itself. A single click on any topic or figure in the navigation pane takes the reader directly to the page desired. The resolution is excellent, and one can either scroll or page up and down through each entry.

The Atlas clearly sets a new standard as a geographic medicine reference and is certain to become an indispensable tool for epidemiologists and infectious diseases specialists. The editors hope it will also encourage the reporting of infectious diseases worldwide, which may well become its most important role. (Bruno P. Petruccelli, Retired, Medical Corps, US Army)

“This is an excellent resource if one is looking for maps with verifiable sources of the distribution of infectious diseases and their drivers.”  (Doody’s, 7 September 2012)