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Microbiology : a dynamic discipline in health and disease in Ghana / editor, Mercy J. Newman.

Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Tema, Ghana : For the University of Ghana by Digibooks Ghana Ltd, 2014.
Description:
xii, 169 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Series:
Summary note:
"Infectious diseases are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Though a global burden, its severity is more in the developing world, especially sub-Saharan Africa. Therefore diseases associated with bacteria, parasites and viruses cannot be over emphasized. Among the infections, are those acquired from hospital settings. A selected few of the major bacterial, parasitic and viral infections have been discussed. These include Pneumococcal infections, Tuberculosis, Malaria, Onchocerciasis and Hepatitis. Development of antimicrobial resistance to these infectious agents is also a public health concern. Investigations and control of these diseases are enhanced by application of bioinformatics. This reader seeks to give insight into addressing these concerns"--Page 4 of cover.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
Foreword -- History of the department & introduction -- Hunting health care-associated infections: time for African countries to start active surveillance -- Could antibiotics be outliving their global usefulness? -- Pneumococcal infections in West Africa -- Decades of living with infections from the 'mosaic bacterium': diagnosis -- past, present and future -- The current status of onchocerciasis control -- Malaria and man, the dynamics in the friendship -- Hepatitis viruses and liver diseases -- Bioinformatics, microbiology and economic growth in Ghana -- Breast cancer: the way forward -- Conclusion and way forward.
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ISBN:
  • 9789988191535
  • 9988191537
LCCN:
2014321327
OCLC:
906618649
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