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Legal Aspects of Infectious Diseases

Legal Aspects of Infectious Diseases
Genre: Medical Topics
Length: 203 pages
Publisher: Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication Year: 2006
ISBN: 1930056923
This new reference is an easy to follow discussion of infectious diseases and their legal implications. Background information on the most common waterborne, foodborne, airborne, body-fluid transmitted, insect-transmitted, and hospital-acquired infections is presented along with important information about antibiotic resistance, virulence factors, and toxins.
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The book also discusses infectious disease investigations, laboratory procedures, and the economic impact of outbreaks. Also included is a section on biological weapons, an emerging terrorist threat. This section includes information on microorganisms of concern and the potential legal and economic impacts of bioterrorism. Information on finding qualified experts for infectious disease litigation is also included.

Topics Include:

  • Microbes and Infection
  • Viruses
  • Bacteria
  • Parasites
  • Fungi
  • Disease Transmission
  • Virulence
  • Drug Resistance
  • Waterborne Diseases
  • Foodborne Diseases
  • Airborne Diseases
  • Body-fluid Transmitted Diseases
  • Insect Transmitted Diseases
  • Hospital Acquired Diseases
  • Biological Weapons
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