Medical Microbiology and Infection at a Glance 4th Edition PDF

Medical Microbiology and Infection at a Glance 4th Edition PDF



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Preface

The pace of change in infection remains rapid with new infectious agents, treatments and vaccines being discovered, developed and introduced respectively. The emphasis of the subject changes subtly every year, most notably in relation to hospital-acquired infection, with changes in the epidemiology and severity of the pathogens that affect patients both within healthcare facilities and after they have been discharged. The methodologies applied to diagnosis have made rapid progress with an increasing proportion of all infections being detected by molecular means. The availability of high-throughput genome sequencing is influencing our understanding of what makes a pathogen, how it causes disease and how it is transmitted. In this edition we have tried to capture the critically important changes in all these areas so that the information available to the student is as up to date as possible.
Medical Microbiology and Infection at a Glance is intended to provide a distillate of the key facts and principles of infection. We hope that it supports your learning and forms a basis for wider and deeper reading in an important and fascinating subject area of critical importance to all healthcare professionals.


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