Advances in Environmental Microbiology

The Connections Between Ecology and Infectious Disease

Editors: Hurst, Christon J. (Ed.)

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  • Introduces readers to the new field of disease ecology
  • Discusses infectious disease as an ecological interaction between a pathogenic microorganism and the host species
  • Reveals a multilayered interaction ranging from the broadest biological groupings down to the molecular scale
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This book summarizes current advances in our understanding of how infectious disease represents an ecological interaction between a pathogenic microorganism and the host species in which that microbe causes illness.

The contributing authors explain that pathogenic microorganisms often also have broader ecological connections, which can include a natural environmental presence; possible transmission by vehicles such as air, water, and food; and interactions with other host species, including vectors for which the microbe either may or may not be pathogenic.

This field of science has been dubbed disease ecology, and the chapters that examine it have been grouped into three sections. The first section introduces both the role of biological community interactions and the impact of biodiversity on infectious disease. In turn, the second section considers those diseases directly affecting humans, with a focus on waterborne and foodborne illnesses, while also examining the critical aspect of microbial biofilms. Lastly, the third section presents the ecology of infectious diseases from the perspective of their impact on mammalian livestock and wildlife as well as on humans.

Given its breadth of coverage, the volume offers a valuable resource for microbial ecologists and biomedical scientists alike.


About the authors

​Christon J. Hurst

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA 

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Universidad del Valle, Santiago de Cali, Valle, Colombia

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Interkingdom Community Interactions in Disease Ecology

    Pages 3-38

    Benbow, M. Eric (et al.)

  • Biodiversity and Disease Transmission

    Pages 39-56

    Morand, Serge

  • Understanding and Estimating the Risk of Waterborne Infectious Disease Associated with Drinking Water

    Pages 59-114

    Hurst, Christon J.

  • The Ecology of Bacterial Agents of Foodborne Illness

    Pages 115-161

    Gill, Alexander (et al.)

  • Impact of Mycobacterial Biofilms on Public Health

    Pages 163-181

    Ojha, Anil K.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Connections Between Ecology and Infectious Disease
Editors
  • Christon J. Hurst
Series Title
Advances in Environmental Microbiology
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-92373-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-92373-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-92371-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-06419-8
Series ISSN
2366-3324
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 317
Number of Illustrations
18 b/w illustrations, 15 illustrations in colour
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