1st Edition

Case Studies in Infection Control

By Meera Chand, John Holton Copyright 2017
    314 Pages 32 Color Illustrations
    by Garland Science

    314 Pages 30 Color Illustrations
    by Garland Science

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    Case Studies in Infection Control has 25 cases, each focusing on an infectious disease, which illustrate the critical aspects of infection control and prevention. Scenarios in the cases are real events from both community and hospital situations, and written by experts. Although brief comments are included in relation to the organism, diagnosis, and treatment the main emphasis is on the case, its epidemiology, and how the situation should be managed from the perspective of infection control and prevention.  Each case also has multiple choice questions and answers as well as listing international guidelines and references. All the cases will be an invaluable learning tool for anyone studying or practicing infection control.


    Case 1: Anthrax (Alastair McGregor & Tim Brooks)

    Case 2: Aspergillosis (Fred Pink)

    Case 3: Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc) in Cystic Fibrosis (Elizabeth Sheridan, Dervla Kenna, Jane Turton & Emma Lake)

    Case 4: Campylobacter jejuni (John Holton)

    Case 5: Clostridium difficile infection (Alicia Yeap & Nandini Shetty)

    Case 6: An Outbreak of Cryptosporidia sp. Associated with a Swimming Pool (Christina Atchison & Rachel Chalmers)

    Case 7: Giardia Outbreaks on Ship (Elizabeth Sheridan, Allan Johnson & Nabila Mughal)

    Case 8: HIV (Sam Douthwaite & Chris Ward)

    Case 9: Human papillomavirus (HPV) (Nigel Field & Richard Gilson)

    Case 10: A Laboratory Incident Linked to Exposure to Botulinum Toxin (John Holton)

    Case 11: Legionella pneumophila Infection (Peter Wilson)

    Case 12: Multi-drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB) (Helen McAuslane & Dominik Zenner)

    Case 13: Measles: Achieving National Control of a Vaccine Preventable Infection (Mary Ramsay & Subhadra Rajanaidu)

    Case 14: Three Cases of MERS-CoV (Jake Dunning & Joseph Fitchett)

    Case 15: A Case of Hospital Acquired MRSA (Wael Elamin)

    Case 16: Neisseria gonorrhoeae with High-level Resistance to Azithromycin (Gwenda Hughes, Monica Desai & Helen Fifer)  

    Case 17: Increased Number of Infections with Plasmodium spp during a Period of Socio-political Instability (Geraldine O'Hara & Peter Chiodini)

    Case 18: A Clinical Incident linked to Prion-associated Disease (John Holton)

    Case 19: An Outbreak of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (Trupti Patel & Michael Kelsey)

    Case 20: Rabies (Martine Usdin, Hilary Kirkbride & Kevin Brown)

    Case 21: An Outbreak of Non-Typhoid Salmonellosis in the Workplace (Stephen Woolley & Emma Hutley)

    Case 22: A Case of Toxoplasmosis in the Pregnancy (Alicia Yeap & Nandini Shetty)

    Case 23: Viral Haemorrhagic Fever (Colin Brown & Emma Aarons)

    Case 24: A Case of Verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (VTEC) (Claire Jenkins & Gauri Godbole)

    Case 25: A Case of Varicella Zoster Virus in a Maternity Unit (Michelle Griffin, Meera Chand & Kevin Brown)



    Meera Chand, John Holton