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An Introduction to Infectious Diseases Lecture

An Introduction to Infectious Diseases

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Publisher's Summary

Infectious diseases touch the lives of everyone on the planet. Whether it's something as minor as a brush with the common cold or as serious as Ebola, we all have grappled with infections and will continue to encounter them as we age.

On a worldwide scale, infectious diseases account for 26 percent of all deaths, second only to cardiovascular diseases. And unlike chronic diseases, infectious diseases are unique in their potential for explosive global impacts.

Now, in the 24 engaging lectures of Introduction to Infectious Diseases, you can get a comprehensive overview of diseases from the mundane to the fatal from renowned physician and award-winning professor Dr. Barry Fox.

Begin with an overview of the microscopic particles responsible for disease: bacteria, fungi, hybrid germs, and viruses. You will see how they invade the body; look through the microscope at pathogens to identify their inner components; follow germs through to different body systems and see what effects they have; and learn why we may be losing the battle against some germs.

Cut through the medical myths and get a solidly scientific guide to keeping yourself and your loved ones as protected as possible from pathogens, including a no-nonsense guide to vaccinations, tips on keeping a healthier home environment, and valuable advice for world travelers.

Whether you have a love for biology, a curiosity about the world's many infectious diseases, or a certain amount of trepidation about what the future holds, you will enjoy Dr. Fox's impeccable bedside manner, insider knowledge, and humorous personal stories. And, most importantly, you will be empowered to make the best choices for yourself, your loved ones, and future generations.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

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  • Anthony
    MANASSAS, VA, United States
    27/05/15
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    "easy to understand intro to infectious diseases"
    If you could sum up An Introduction to Infectious Diseases in three words, what would they be?

    informative, accessible, entertaining


    Any additional comments?

    These lectures explain bacteria, viruses, even the effectiveness of antibiotics and hygiene products. If you have interest on how these little intruders work and how to reduce your risk then I definitely would recommend this.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • katema
    08/06/15
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    "Great Job"

    Interesting, up to date, and very informative. The concepts are presented clearly and the author does a good job of keeping the pace up.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Micah
    10/04/16
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    "Great intro content, needs some editing."

    This was a great introduction that seemed to cover everything I would expect. My only complaint was that the narration seemed to lack editing. There were several occasions where the narrator reread a sentence or paragraph to correct prior mistakes, but the prior reading had not been removed.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Clyde
    24/08/15
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    "Informative and Very Modern and Well Presented"

    All about Viruses, Bacteria, Molds, fungus, parasites, germs, antibiotics, vaccines, bioterrorism and Historical Cases of illness. For a detailed outline of what is covered you can go to the "Great Courses" website.

    The Presentation is Well delivered and very informative. It is basic information, nothing very advanced but I still learned quite a bit. The lecturer strikes a nice balance between basic knowledge, technical knowledge, practical advice, historical content and personal experiences. Not the most entertaining style but better than average.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Deep Reader
    Earth
    20/08/15
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    "Easy to understand medicine"

    Here's a professor so well versed in medicine, the cause and spread of infectious diseases and how to prevent them. Surprisingly, most serious illnesses can be prevented by using simple, quick precautions most people don't pay attention to. In that regard, this course is golden.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Em
    20/09/16
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    "Too basic"

    this isn't college level material. this might be good for elementary school children but not someone who's seriously interested

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • knull
    Germany
    29/08/16
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    "Boring"

    The content is presented in a very boring fashion, almost as if Prof Fox is reading of a cdc info page. This should be such an exciting topic, but no excitement here. Also, most is just factual information, I would have liked more explanation and storytelling.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Logical Paradox
    NY, United States
    20/08/15
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    "lackluster"

    Enjoyable for those interested in the subject, but not nearly comprehensive enough to meet my wants.

    2 of 8 people found this review helpful

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