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Legionellosis is a text in two volumes that presents the modern viewpoint of the agent and the disease. It also chronicles the history of the discovery of Legionella pneumophila. Volume 1 discusses current aspects of the microbe including taxonomy, morphology, biochemistry, and physiology. It also discusses the illness including clinical features, pathology, and therapy. Volume II details the laboratory diagnosis, epidemiology, and pathology. The contributors are amongst the most eminent scientists in their respective fields.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Laboratory Diagnosis of Legionellosis 1. Diagnosis: Culture 2. Diagnosis: Serology 3. Diagnosis: Direct Fluorescent antibody test 4. Diagnosis: New concepts Part 2: Epidemiology of Legionellosis 5. Legionellosis: Epidemiology 6. Ecological Niche of Legionella Pneumophila Part 3: Pathobiology of Legionellosis 7. Animal models of Legionellosis 8. Tissue Culture Systems 9. Host Resistance to Legionella Pneumophila: Interactions of L. Pneumophila 10. Immunity to Legionella Part 4: The New Microbe: Commentary 11. The discovery of Hepatitis B Virus: One Prototype for Discovery of New Microbes 12. Microbial Parallels to the Pathogenesis of Legionnaries Disease