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Tropical Diseases and Related Topics

Cahill, Kevin M. Tropical Medicine: A Clinical Text.
New York: Fordham University Press, 2011.
RC961 .C22 2011
The history of tropical medicine is as dramatic as the story of mankind--with its own myths and legends, with tales of epidemics destroying whole civilizations; and, still today, with silent stealth, these diseases claim more lives than all the current wars combined. Having had the privilege of working throughout Africa, Asia, and Latin America, as well as in the great medical centers of Europe and the United States, the author presents the essential details for understanding pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, therapy, and prevention of the major tropical diseases.

Callahan Joan R. Emerging Biological Threats.
Santa Barabara, CA: Green Wood Press, 2010.
Academic eBooks on EBSCOHost RA643 .C263 2010
Emerging Biological Threats: A Reference Guide is the antidote for the confusion surrounding the potentially devastating impact of pathogens on the human community. Written by a frontline professional in epidemiology, it is the most authoritative yet engagingly written resource available on the real risks we face, and the countermeasures used to confront them. Emerging Biological Threats provides the information needed to understand significant direct threats to human health, as well as those that impact us indirectly by destroying livestock and crops.

Falling Walls Foundation. Breaking the Wall of Tropical Diseases: How the Tropical Laboratory Initiative is Increasing Access to Health Care in Low-Resoure Countries.
Films, Media Group, 2013.
Films on Demand -- GALILEO
Tropical diseases were defined in the 1970s as infectious ailments - like malaria, tuberculosis, HIV, and Ebola - that disproportionately affect poor and marginalized populations in the developing world. Guided by the awareness that adequate health policies can help defeat such diseases, Columbia University's Earth Institute, headed by Professor Jeffrey Sachs, has developed the Millennium Villages Project as a model for helping rural African communities to rise out of extreme poverty.

Kurt, Link. Understanding New, Resurgent, and Resistant Diseases: How Man and Globalization Create and Spread Illness.
Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2007.
Academic eBooks on EBSCOHost RA643 .L56 2007
Although medicine and sanitation in modernized countries are more advanced than ever before, over the past three decades we have seen the emergence of some 30 new diseases, such as HIV, SARS and Ebola. Lyme Disease, hepatitis C, Legionnaires' Disease and even Jacob-Creutzfeld, the human form of a disorder we all know as "Mad Cow," have made headlines. We are also facing a resurgence of diseases once thought nearly eradicated, incljuding tuberculosis and smallpox, and the persistence of rare disorders such as leprosy. In this work, Dr. Link explains the extent of new, resurgent and resistent diseases defying the abilities of science and medicine, or often jsut finding strength in globalization or other facets of modernization.

Magill, Alan J. Hunter's Tropical Medicine and Emerging Infectious Diseases.
New York: Saunders, 2013.
RC961 .H84 2013
Hunter's Tropical Medicine and Emerging Infectious Disease is your comprehensive, go-to resource on the health conditions that arise in the tropics! From infectious diseases through environmental issues, poisoning and toxicology, animal injuries, and nutritional and micronutrient deficiencies, this medical reference book provides you with all the guidance you need to diagnose and manage even the most exotic health concerns.

Meunier, Yann A. et. al. Tropical Diseases: A Practical Guide for Medical Practitioners and Students.
Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2014.
RC961 .M515 2014
Tropical Diseases outlines the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases encountered in developing regions—-areas where the unexpected can occur and where Western medical capabilities are often unavailable. Taking a pragmatic approach, it is an invaluable reference and resource for medical professionals and students travelling abroad or working in unfamiliar terrain. Diseases profiled here include a brief historical background, main signs and symptoms, and practical methods of individual prevention and treatment.

Moeller, Susan D. Compassion Fatigue: How the Media Sell Disease, Famine, War, and Death.
New York: Routledge, 1999.
Academic eBooks on EBSCOHost PN4888.D57 M64 1999
This text warns that the American media threatens our ability to understand the world around us. Why do the media cover the world in the way that they do? Are they simply following the marketplace demand for tabloid-style international news? Or are they creating an audience that has seen too much - or too little - to care? Through a series of case studies of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse - disease, famine, death and war - Moeller investigates how newspapers, newsmagazines and television have covered international crises since the late 1970s, identifying the ruts into which the media have fallen and revealing why.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases "Neglected Tropical Diseaeses."
Health and Research Topics.

NTDs are called "neglected," because they generally afflict the world's poor and historically have not received as much attention as other diseases. NTDs tend to thrive in developing regions of the world, where water quality, sanitation, and access to health care are substandard. However, some of these diseases also are found in areas of the United States with high rates of poverty.

Neil, Deborah Joy. Networks in Tropical Medicine: Internationalism, Colonialism, and the Rise of a Medical Specialty.
Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2012.
Academic eBooks on EBSCOHost RC962.E85 N45 2012
Networks in Tropical Medicine explores how European doctors and scientists worked together across borders to establish the new field of tropical medicine in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

CDC and Malaria
Malaria Resistance Suscepitbility and Red Cell Disorders
Net Gain
Malaria: A Hematological Perspective

Patterson, Gordon M. The Mosquito Crusades: A History of the American Anti-Mosquito Movement from the Reed Commission to the First Earth Day.
New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2009.
Academic eBooks on EBSCOHost RA640 .P25 2009
Among the struggles of the twentieth century, the one between humans and mosquitoes may have been the most vexing, as demonstrated by the long battle to control these blood-sucking pests. As vectors of diseases such as malaria, yellow fever, encephalitis, and dengue fever, and as sources of torment, mosquitoes forced open a new chapter in the history of medical entomology and human attempts to suppress the insect world. Based on extensive use of primary sources, The Mosquito Crusades traces efforts to eliminate the mosquito blight from the New Jersey Meadowlands to San Francisco Bay.

Piot, Peter and Ruth Marshall. No Time to Lose: A Life in Pursuit of Deadly Viruses.
New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2012.
QR359.72.P56 A3 2012
A microbiologist describes his adventure-filled career, discussing his time spent in Central Africa in the 1970s identifying the Ebola virus and his work there again in the 1980s as part of the area's first international AIDS efforts.

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases is an open access journal devoted to the pathology, epidemiology, prevention, treatment and control of the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), as well as public policy relevant to this group of diseases. The NTDs are defined as a group of poverty-promoting chronic infectious diseases, which primarily occur in rural areas and poor urban areas of low-income and middle-income countries. They are poverty-promoting because of their impact on child health and development, pregnancy, and worker productivity, as well as their stigmatizing features.

Warrell, D. A., et. al. Oxford Textbook of
Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2012.
RC111 .O94 2012
The Oxford Textbook of Medicine: Infection is selected from the infection section of the renowned Oxford Textbook of Medicine, Fifth Edition. The book is an authoritative resource on infectious diseases. Comprehensive in its coverage and beautifully illustrated in full colour, it is an essential guide to the present-day management and prevention of a wide variety of infectious diseases


ABC International. Sierra Leone: Into the Hot Zone.
Films Media Group, 2014.
Films on Demand -- GALILEO
The deadly hemorrhagic disease Ebola has wiped out whole villages in Sierra Leone. At the front line are teams of doctors, nurses and health workers working tirelessly to stop further infections. The epicenter is a town called Kailahun where the International Red Cross, MSF and the World Health Organization are dealing with the carnage. They've set up a crisis coordination center and allowed Foreign Correspondent to film their daily struggles.

BBC Worldwide Ltd. Ebola: The Search for a Cure.
Films Media Group, 2014.
Films on Demand -- GALILEO
The Ebola virus. No one knows exactly where it comes from but one thing is certain-it's one of the most virulent infections known to science. This special episode of Horizon meets the scientists and doctors from all around the world looking for the cure and hears first-hand accounts of what it's actually like to catch-and survive-this terrible disease.

PBS Frontline -- The Ebola Outbreak.
Films Media Group, 2014.
Films on Demand -- GALILEO
From the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak, FRONTLINE follows health officials tracking the deadly disease and trying to stop its rampant spread. With special access to teams fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone, the film shows how the outbreak is endangering health-care workers, overwhelming hospitals and getting worse.

Frontline: Ebola Outbreak
Dengue Virus, Detection, Prevention, and Control

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Sierra Leon: Into the Ebola Hot Zone
Chikungunya Invades Mainland US
Development of New Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis Drugs
MERS Imported to US

Emergent, Resurgent, and Infectious Diseases Whether it's ebola, MERS, or chikungunya, our battle against new and not-quite-vanquished infectious disease, especially malaria and drug-resistant tubrculosis is not quite finished, and may never be over. Fortunately, information is a weapon. This display lets you arm yourself with books, eBooks, films, and websites about: tropical medicine, malaria, tuberculosis, SARS, dengue fever, chagas diseases, SARS, MERS, and even morgellons.


Abdalla, Saad H. and Geoffrey Pasvol. Malaria: A Hematological Perspective.
London: Imperial College Press, 2004.
Academic eBooks on EBSCOHost RC156 .M35 2004
Reviews all of the hematological changes and interactions in malaria. Emphasizes the importance of malaria as a primarily hematological disease and attempts to increase awareness and interest among hematologists.

American Museum of Natural History. Natural Selection and New Medicine.
Films Media Group, 2010.
Films on Demand -- GALILEO
The malaria parasite and its human hosts are locked in an evolutionary arms race. The parasite kills more than a million people every year. Humans fight back with gradual genetic adaptation and better drugs. The parasite then adapts and displays drug resistance. In this science bulletin, immunologist Dyann Wirth and her team at the Harvard School of Public Health study the evolutionary adaptations of Senegalese people and their malaria parasites in the field and in the lab. The scientists are seeking signs of natural selection at a molecular level to help fight malaria in a smarter way.

Bell, Andrew McIlwaine. Mosquito Soldiers: Malaria, Yellow Fever, and the Course of the American Civil War.
Baton Rouge: Louisianna State University Press, 2010.
Academic eBooks on EBSCOHost E621 .B54 2010
By focusing on two specific diseases rather than a broad array of Civil War medical topics, Bell offers a clear understanding of how environmental factors serve as agents of change in history. Indeed, with Mosquito Soldiers, he proves that the course of the Civil War would have been far different had mosquito-borne illness not been part of the South's landscape in the 1860s.

Carlton, James M., Susan L. Perkins, and Kirk W. Deitsch. Malaria Parasites: Comparative Genomics, Evolution, and Molecular Biology.
Norfolk, UK: Caister Academic Press, 2013.
Academic eBooks on EBSCOHost QR201.M3 M3378 2013
In this book, expert contributors from around the world comprehensively review the current advances in Plasmodium comparative genomics, highlighting the fascinating new insights into parasite evolution and molecular biology that have ensued.

Center for Global Health -- Divisionof Parasitic Disesass and Malaria. CDC and Malaria. (PDF Document)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) played a critical role in eliminating malaria from the United States by 1951. Now CDC provides scientific leadership in fighting malaria at home and around the world, protecting Americans and saving lives globally.

Cormier, Loretta A. The Ten Thousand Year Fever: Rethinking Human and Wild-Primate Malarias.
Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press, 2011.
Academic eBooks on EBSCOHost RA644.M2 C587 2011
Malaria is one of the oldest recorded diseases in human history, and its 10,000-year relationship to primates can teach us why it will be one of the most serious threats to humanity in the 21st century. In this pathbreaking book Loretta Cormier integrates a wide range of data from molecular biology, ethnoprimatology, epidemiology, ecology, anthropology, and other fields to reveal the intimate relationships between culture and environment that shape the trajectory of a parasite.

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Forgotten Plague  Re-Engineering Mosquitos to Fight Disease
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome  SARS Challenge

Dziedzic, Nancy G. Ed. Malaria.
Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2010.
Gale Virtual Reference Library -- GALILEO
Provides information about diseases and disorders, focusing on controversies and first-person accounts. This volume covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances in malaria.

Faye, F.B.K. Malaria Resistance or Susceptibility in Red Cells Disorders.
New York: Nova Biomedical Books, 2009.
Academic eBooks on EBSCOHost QR201.M3 F39 2009
In malaria endemic areas, red cell polymorphisms that confer protection against acute uncomplicated malaria, severe malaria, and malaria mortality are widespread. However, the mode of selection favouring the red cell disorders and the precise mechanism of malaria protection remains unknown. In this book, the authors describe possible mechanisms by which the red cell disorders might confer resistance or susceptibility to human Plasmodium.

Global Health - Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria Malaria.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease caused by a parasite. People with malaria often experience fever, chills, and flu-like illness. Left untreated, they may develop severe complications and die. In 2013 an estimated 198 million cases of malaria occurred worldwide and 500,000 people died, mostly children in the African Region.

Kakkilaya, Bevinje Srinivas MD. Malaria Site.
Kakkilaya, Bevinje Srinivas MD.
This web site provides comprehensive information on the history, parasites and vectors, pathogenesis, clinical features, diagnosis, treatment, complications and control measures of malaria. It also showcases the malaria control efforts at Mangaluru, South India.

Lengler, Christian et. al. Net Gain: A New Method for Preventing Malaria Deaths.
Ottawa: International Development Research Centre, 1996.
Academic eBooks on EBSCOHost RA644.M2 N47 1996
A finely spun net could prevent as many as one-third of all child deaths in Africa, reports IDRC's new publication, Net Gain. Studies conducted in The Gambia, Ghana, and Kenya show that the insecticide-treated mosquito net reduced the mortality rate of children under 5 years of age by up to 63 percent. Net Gain reviews and discusses the development of the treated mosquito net, focusing on the technology, its implementation, and its promotion.

Monkey Malaria.
Films Media Group, 2012.
Fims on Demand -- GALILEO
Borneo is home to more species of primates than just about anywhere else. This is an island where monkeys and their malarias have coevolved in splendid isolation for millions of years. But some recent research shows that people in Malaysian Borneo share malaria with monkeys. In this video clip, hear from scientists who believe that it's time for people in southeast Asia to become aware of this malaria parasite that has the potential to kill.

On-The-Spot Malaria Detector.
Films Media Group, 2014.
Films on Demand -- GALILEO
Three-and-a-half billion people worldwide are exposed to malaria each year. With current methods, spotting the disease isn't always easy. Now scientists have developed a new malaria detector. It only requires a laser, a magnet and a drop of blood.

Perry, Alex. Lifeblood: How to Change the World, One Dead Mosquito at a Time.
New York: Public Affairs, 2011. RA644.M2 P47 2011
In 2006, the Wall Street pioneer and philanthropist Ray Chambers flicked through some holiday snapshots taken by his friend, development economist Jeff Sachs, and remarked on the placid beauty of a group of sleeping Malawian children. They're not sleeping, Sachs told him. They're in malarial comas. A few days later, they were all dead. Chambers had long avoided the public eye, but this moment sparked his determination to coordinate an unprecedented, worldwide effort to eradicate a disease that has haunted humanity since before the advent of medicine.

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Shah, Sonia. The Fever: How Malaria has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years.
New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2010.
RA644.M2 S46 2010
Still, in a time when every emergent disease inspires waves of panic, why aren't we doing more to eradicate one of our oldest foes? And how does a parasitic disease that we've known how to prevent for more than a century still infect 500 million people every year, killing nearly 1 million of them?

Shore, William H. The Imaginations of Unreasonable Men: Inspiration, Vision, and Purpose in the Quest to End Malaria.
New York: Piblic Affairs, 2010.
RA644.M2 S465 2010
Through the story of scientists pursuing an impossible dream of permanently eradicating malaria, a renowned social entrepreneur examines what it really takes to change the world.

Slater, Leo Barney. War and Disease: Biomedical Research on Malaria in the Twentieth Century.
New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2009.
Academic eBooks on EBSCOHost RC161.A2 S53 2009
Malaria is one of the leading killers in the world today. Though drugs against malaria have a long history, attempts to develop novel therapeutics spanned the twentieth century and continue today. In this historical study, Leo B. Slater shows the roots and branches of an enormous drug development project during World War II.

Wahlgren, Mats. and Peter Perlman. Malaria: Molecular and Clinical Aspects.
Canada: Harwood Academic, 1999.
Academic eBooks on EBSCOHost RC156 .M351 1999
Malaria causes more death and disease than any other parasitic pathogen known today. This multiauthored text covers the important areas of malaria research, particularly focusing on those sectors which are of clinical importance for the understanding of the disease, the parasite, and its vector.

Yip, Ka-Che. Disease, Colonialism, and the State: Malaria in Modern East Asian History.
Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2009.
Academic eBooks on EBSCOHost RA644.M2 D57 2009
Studying malaria in modern East Asia in the context of the global history of the disease, this book fills an important gap in our understanding of the cultural, social, economic, and political dimensions of the relationship between malaria and human society in a region which has often been neglected by historians of the disease. The authors examine the development and consequences of various anti-malaria strategies in Hong Kong, Okinawa, Taiwan, mainland China, and East Asia as a whole.

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Dengue Fever

BBC Worldwide Ltd. Dengue Fever: Kill or Cure.
Films Media Group, 2005.
Films on Demand -- GALILEO
Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne infection, which affects some 50 million people annually. It is now endemic in more than 100 countries in Africa, South America, the Eastern Mediterranean, Southeast Asia, and the Western Pacific. This program journeys to Thailand to join scientists at the forefront of the fight to contain and eliminate Dengue.

Bleijs, D.A. PhD. Dengue Fever Net.
Bleijs, D.A. PhD.
Dengue Virus Net is the web resource for anyone interested in dengue. The objectives of Dengue Virus Net are to be the public and professional information resource for dengue and to serve as a network in the exchange of information and news related to dengue.

Dengue Mozzie.
Films Media Group, 2009.
Films on Demand -- GALILEO
Dengue fever, a fatal and fast-hitting illness transmitted from mosquitos to humans, is a serious health problem in Australia. In this video clip, hear from scientists who have come up with a solution to stop the spread of dengue fever in Australia and other countries.

Ganim, Basak. and Adam Reis. . Dengue Virus: Detection, Diagonsis, and Control.
New York: Nova Biomedical Books, 2010.
Academic eBooks on EBSCOHost RC137 .D465 2010
This book aims to review the possible molecular mechanisms that attribute to the variation of Dengue virus (DENV) disease. Additionally, a description of the animal models that have been developed to study DENV pathogenesis and to test potential vaccines and therapeutics are reviewed. This book also reviews the current understanding of DENV pathogenesis and the challenges confronting vaccine and therapeutic developers.

TED Talks -- Re-engineering Mosquitos to Fight Disease.
Films Media Group, 2013.
Films on Demand -- GALILEO
In a single year, there are 200-300 million cases of malaria and 50-100 million cases of dengue fever worldwide. So: Why haven't we found a way to effectively kill mosquitos yet? Hadyn Parry presents a fascinating solution: genetically engineering male mosquitos to make them sterile, and releasing the insects into the wild, to cut down on disease-carrying species.

Wiwanitkit, Viroj. Focus on Arbovirus Infections.
Happague, NY: Nova Science Publishers, 2009.
Academic eBooks on EBSCOHost QR201.A72 V57 2009
Arthropod-borne disease is a common health problem all over the world. The term “arboviral diseases” refers to arthropod-borne arboviral infections. The purpose of this book is to summarize and present the topics specifically relating to the mosquito-borne disease that is unique to the tropical countries. Due to globalization in the present day, the change in the epidemiology of diseases from one site to the others all around the world can be expected. A summation of the common arboviral diseases can be and should be performed. This book can familiarize the reader with the problems
Wiwanitkit, Viroj. "Preface." Focus on Arbovirus Infections. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, 2009. vii. Academic eBooks on EBSCOHost. Web. 29 April 2015.

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Chagas' Disease

Bastien, Joseph William. The Kiss of Death: Chagas Disease in the Americas.
Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1998.
Academic eBooks on EBSCOHost RA644.C26 B37 1998
The Kiss of Death is a thorough study of Chagas' disease with analysis of research involving epidemiology, entomology, parasitology, pathology, and immunology.

Bastien, Joseph William. The Kiss of Death: Chagas Disease in the Americas
University of Texas at Arlington.
This web site gives information to the patient as well as to the lay person about Chagas' disease.

Global Health - Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria American Trypanosomiasis (also known as Chagas Disease)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A detailed description and explanation of American Trypanosomiasis, more commonly known as Chagas Disease.
Eileen H. Kramer

Torpy, Janet M. and Richard M. Glass. "JAMA Patient Page: Chagas Disease." (PDF File)
JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Assoction

Chagas disease, or American trypanosomiasis, is caused by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi. Infection is most commonly acquired through contact with an infected triatomine bug (or “kissing bug,” because it often bites the face). Infection can also occur from mother to baby (congenital), contaminated blood products (transfusions), or an organ transplanted from an infected donor. Chagas disease occurs mainly in Latin America, where an estimated 8 million to 11 million people are infected. People living in rural areas are at greatest risk. Most individuals with Chagas disease in the United States acquired their infections in other countries. Alhough there are triatomine bugs in the United States, only rare cases originating in the United States have been documented.

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Drug Resistent and Resurgent Tuberculosis

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis (XDR TB).
Fact Sheets

Extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR TB) is a rare type of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) that is resistant to isoniazid and rifampin, plus any fluoroquinolone and at least one of three injectable second-line drugs (i.e., amikacin, kanamycin, or capreomycin). MDR TB is caused by an organism that is resistant to at least isoniazid and rifampin, the two most potent TB drugs.

Claiborne, Anne B. et. al. The Emerging Threat of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis in Southern Africa: Global and Local Challenges and Solution: Summary of a Joint Workshop.
Washington: National Academies Press, 2011.
Academic eBooks on EBSCOHost RC311.1 .E44 2011
Tuberculosis (TB) kills approximately 4,500 people worldwide every day. While most cases of TB can be treated with antibiotics, some strains have developed drug resistance that makes their treatment more expensive, more toxic and less effective for the patient.

Division of Tuberculosis Elimination. TB (Tuberculosis)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack the lungs, but TB bacteria can attack any part of the body such as the kidney, spine, and brain. If not treated properly, TB disease can be fatal.

Dyer, Carol A. Tuberculosis.
Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood, 2010.
Academic eBooks on EBSCOHost RA644.T7 D88 2010
Tuberculosis presents TB from the perspective of the people and events that shaped its past and the factors that influence its current global state. The book begins with an essay discussing the importance of the social factors that influence the transmission and progression of TB. The following eight chapters focus on disease-specific information, historical and biographical perspectives, influence on the arts, the current state of TB in the world, and future directions. Throughout, medical information about the disease is intertwined with a historical and cultural perspective to illustrate the state of the disease today.

Institute for Tuberculosis Research
University of Illinois Chicago.
The Institute for Tuberculosis Research (ITR), located at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is a drug discovery research facility working on the development of new drugs to combat an old, but still evolving global public health threat.

Koch, Erin. Free Market Tuberculosis: Managing Epidemics in Post-Soviet Georgia.
Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2013.
Academic eBooks on EBSCOHost RA644.T7 K63 2013
The Soviet health care infrastructure and its tuberculosis-control system were anchored in biomedicine, but the dire resurgence of tuberculosis at the end of the twentieth century changed how experts in post-Soviet nations--and globally--would treat the disease. As Free Market Tuberculosis dramatically demonstrates, market reforms and standardized treatment programs have both influenced and undermined the management of tuberculosis care in the now-independent country of Georgia.

Nguy, Shui and Zhou K'ung. Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis: Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatments.
New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2010.
Academic eBooks on EBSCOHost RC311.1 .D78 2010
Tuberculosis (TB) is a major public health problem of global proportions. It is the second leading cause of death from an infectious agent, killing nearly two million people each year, mostly in developing countries. This book outlines the recent advances in the development of new multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) drugs.

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Olson Steve, et. al. The New Profile of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis in Russia: A Global and Local Perspective: Summar of a Joint Workshop by the Insititute of Medicine and the Russian Academy of Medical Science.
Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 2011.
Academic eBooks on EBSCOHost RA644.T7 N39 2011
Exacerbating the devastation caused by TB is the growing threat of drug-resistant forms of the disease in many parts of the world. Drug-resistant tuberculosis presents a number of significant challenges in terms of controlling its spread, diagnosing patients quickly and accurately, and using drugs to treat patients effectively. In Russia in recent decades, the rise of these strains of TB, resistant to standard antibiotic treatment, has been exacerbated by the occurrence of social, political, and economic upheavals.

Ott, Katherine. Fevered Lives: Tuberculosis in American Culture since 1870.
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1996.
RC309.A5 O88 1996
Fevered Lives underscores the shifting meanings of consumption/tuberculosis in an extraordinarily readable cultural history.

Ryan, Frank. The Forgotten Plague: How the Battle Against Tuberculosis was Won -- And Lost.
Boston: Little Brown, 1992.
RC310 .R9 1992
Ryan, a physician, offers a history of the cure for tuberculosis, including accounts of the people and scientists involved. The final chapter spells out a renewed threat in the congruence of AIDS and tuberculosis.

American Lung Association.

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease that usually infects the lungs, but can attack almost any part of the body. Tuberculosis is spread from person to person through the air. When a person with TB in their lungs or throat coughs, laughs, sneezes, sings, or even talks, the germs that cause TB may spread through the air. If another person breathes in these germs, there is a chance that they will become infected with tuberculosis.

Vassall, Anna. The Costs and Cost-Effectivness of Tuberculosis Control.
Amsterdam: Vossiuspers, 2009.
Academic eBooks on EBSCOHost RA644.T7 V37 2009
This book aims to assist the expansion of tuberculosis control by adding to the evidence on the cost-effectiveness of different tuberculosis control strategies. It presents research from five countries: Egypt, Ethiopia, Syria, Peru and Ukraine. It examines the implementation of the World Health Organization recommended strategy, Directly Observed Treatment Strategy (dots).

Vinsova, Jarmila and Martin Kratky. Development of New MDR-Tuberculosis Drugs.
New York: Nova Science Publisher, 2010.
Academic eBooks on EBSCOHost RM409 .V56 2010
The emergence of resistance to anti-tuberculosis drugs, particularly of MDR-TB and newly XDR-TB, has become a major public health problem. The current treatment regiment has several disadvantages, i.e. long treatment period (DOTS takes minimum 6 months) during which tubercle bacilli mutant become resistant to one or more drugs; side effects of the used drugs; co-infection of HIV/AIDS. The emergence of MDR-TB has made many currently available anti-TB drugs ineffective. Sleeping latent forms of mutant bacilli resistant against common anti-TB drugs pose the risk of epidemic for the new generation. This book outlines the recent advances in the development of new multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) drugs.

World Health Organization. "Tuberculosis (TB)"
Health Topics.

Tuberculosis, or TB, is an infectious bacterial disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which most commonly affects the lungs. It is transmitted from person to person via droplets from the throat and lungs of people with the active respiratory disease.

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Abraham, Thomas. Twenty-first Century Plague: The Story of SARS.
Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005.
Academic eBooks on EBSCOHost RC776.S27 A27 2005
This book traces the emergence of SARS, in the process examining the global politics and economics of disease. It provides the first behind-the-scenes account of how the global battle against SARS was fought and the incredible research efforts that finally led to identification of the virus.

Global Alert and Response -- Secure Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
World Health Organization
SARS was recognized at the end of February 2003. WHO co-ordinated the international investigation with the assistance of the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network and worked closely with health authorities in the affected countries to provide epidemiological, clinical and logistical support as required.

Kleimnan, Arthur and James L. Watson. SARS in China: Prelude to Pandemic?
Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2006.
RA644.S17 S275 2006
The SARS epidemic of 2003 was one of the most serious public health crises of our times. The event, which lasted only a few months, is best seen as a warning shot, a wake-up call for public health professionals, security officials, economic planners, and policy makers everywhere. SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) is one of the "new" epidemics. SARS in China addresses the structure and impact of the epidemic and its short and medium range implications for an interconnected, globalized world.

Koh, Tommy T. B., Aileen J. Plant, and Eng Hin Lee. The New Global Threat: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome and its Impacts.
Singapore: World Scientific Pub. Co., 2003.
Academic eBooks on EBSCOHost RA644 .S17 N49 2003
A chronicle of the battle to bring SARS under control and knock it back into history.
Eileen H. Kramer

Loh, Christine and Civic Exchange. At the Epicentre: Hong Kong and the SARS Outbreak.
Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2004.
Academic eBooks on EBSCOHost RA644 .S17 A7 2004
What was really happening as Hong Kong struggled with SARS? In At the Epicentre, the story of those extraordinary weeks unfolds with all its drama - personal, national and international, political, medical and scientific.The authors give us the whole picture: from a day-by-day calendar of events to the experiences of a SARS-sufferer; from the heroic efforts of the medical staff in the hospitals to the work of the pioneering global network of laboratories that the World Health Organisation (WHO) created; from the amazing shift to openness of the Chinese authorities to a detailed study of how the global media covered the story.

Peiris, Malik. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome.
Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub., 2005.
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Prompting the first WHO global health alert for over a decade, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) was first recognised in South-East Asia in February 2003.With the causative agent now identified as a new strain of coronavirus, the medical world has gained important knowledge on the aetiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, pathogenesis, epidemiology, disease treatment and infection control with amazing speed.

Powers, John Henry and Xiaosui Xiao. The Social Construction of SARS: Studies of a Health Communication Crisis.
Philadelphia: John Benjamins Pub., 2008.
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When the SARS virus began its spread from southern China around the world in spring 2003, it caught regional and international health officials by surprise. The SARS epidemic itself lasted for only a few months, whereas its treatment, in communicative terms, keeps providing us with important lessons that can prepare us all for the much larger pandemic that many are predicting will eventually occur.

Sung, Joseph J. Y. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome: From Benchtop to Bedside.
River Edge, NJ: World Scientific Pub., 2004.
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This is a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the clinicalmanagement of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). It covers thevarious aspects, from diagnosis, clinical presentation and therapeuticmodalities to rehabilitation.A multidisciplinary approach is adopted, with inputs from clinicians,radiologists, intensivists, nurses, physiotherapists, and experts intraditional Chinese medicine.

Wong, John and Yongnian Zheng. The SARS Epidemic: Challenges to China's Crisis Management.
Hong Kong: World Scientific, 2004.
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In the first half of 2003, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)struck China (including Hong Kong), causing panic and claiming manylives. The unknown nature of SARS at that time also jolted theeconomic growth of China and Hong Kong, disrupted the social life oftheir citizens and created much stress and strain for their politicalsystems and governance. Like other major crises, the management of theSARS crisis provides a good opportunity to examine the strengths andweaknesses of the political systems in China and Hong Kong.

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Morgellons Mystery  Kiss of Death

Chikungya, MERS, and Morgellons

Bleijs, D.A. , PhD. Chikungunya Virus Net
Bleijs, D.A. , PhD.

Chikungunya Virus Net is the web resource for anyone interested in chikungunya. The objectives of Chikungunya Virus Net are to be the public and professional information resource for chikungunya and to serve as a network in the exchange of information and news related to chikungunya.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Chikungunya Hits Mainland."
CDC Newsroom.

The first locally acquired case of chikungunya, a mosquito-borne disease, was reported July 17 [2014] in Florida. This newly reported case represents the first time that mosquitoes in the continental United States are thought to have spread the virus to a non-traveler.

Devita-Raeburn, Elizabeth. "The Morgellons Mystery."
Psychology Today

It's hard to say yet which pattern the Morgellons phenomenon will follow. Will it be the next Lyme disease, validated by the medical community? Or will its victims reside in diagnostic purgatory forevermore? Medicine is full of phenomena that sounded like psychological ailments when first proposed but are now linked to invasive pathogens.

National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) Chikungunya virus
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Chikungunya (pronunciation: \chik-en-gun-ye) virus is transmitted to people by mosquitoes. The most common symptoms of chikungunya virus infection are fever and joint pain. Other symptoms may include headache, muscle pain, joint swelling, or rash. Outbreaks have occurred in countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Indian and Pacific Oceans. In late 2013, chikungunya virus was found for the first time in the Americas on islands in the Caribbean.

National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Division of Viral Diseases. "MERS Imported to the US."
CDC Features.

MERS-CoV spread into the United States when infected travelers from other countries entered the country. In other countries, the virus has spread from person to person through close contact, such as caring for or living with an infected person. The MERS situation in the U.S. represents a very low risk to the general public in this country.

National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), Division of Viral Diseases Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is a viral respiratory illness that is new to humans. It was first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012 and has since spread to several other countries, including the United States. Most people infected with MERS-CoV developed severe acute respiratory illness, including fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Many of them have died.

Pearson, Michele L. and others. "Clinical, Epidemiologic, Histopathologic and Molecular Features of an Unexplained Dermopathy."
PLOS One. January 25, 2012. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0029908.
Morgellons is a poorly characterized constellation of symptoms, with the primary manifestations involving the skin. We conducted an investigation of this unexplained dermopathy to characterize the clinical and epidemiologic features and explore potential etiologies.

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