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Essentials of Medical Microbiology
Apurba S Sastry
Sandhya Bhat

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Edition 2/e
Publish Year2019
Size 8.5" X 11"
Cover TypePaper Back
With CD/DVD No
Weight (Grams) 1780
Key Features
•Hospital infection control as a new section - containing many new chapters such as HAI surveillance, Biomedical Waste Rule 2016, Needle Stick Injury, Antimicrobial Stewardship, and Environmental Surveillance.

•Clinical infective syndromes – made into a separate section with each syndrome divided into a separate chapter. Each chapter begins with clinical case scenarios.

•Updates made in recent advances in laboratory diagnosis, treatment guideline and vaccine prophylaxis of each infectious disease.

•Latest epidemiology updates of infectious diseases included-recent outbreaks and geographical distribution with special emphasis to include latest data on Indian epidemiology.

•References followed from Koneman 7th/ed, Harrison 19th/ed, Mandell 8th/ed, Bailey & Scott's 14th/ed, Manson 23rd/ed, Plotkin's Vaccines 7th/ed, CDC and WHO websites and health care program/guidelines such as NCDC, RNTCP, NACO, NVBDCP and GPEI, etc.

•Newer topics included such as advances in sterilization (plasma sterilization, sterilization indicators), automations (MALDITOF, VITEK, BacT/ALERT), molecular methods (real-time PCR, LAMP and BioFire FilmArray), serological methods (lgG avidity test, ELFA, CLIA methods), newer emerging diseases (including Nipah virus, Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus and Zika virus).

•Important topics such as tuberculosis, HIV, hepatitis B and C viruses have been updated with latest diagnosis and treatment guidelines.

•Inclusion of more tables, flowcharts, real images and schematic diagrams-for better understanding.
Target Audience
Undergraduate students.
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