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Ebola
An Emerging Infectious Disease Case Study

Author(s): George Ealy, MD, PhD, Professor of Microbiology, Keiser University, Jacksonville, Florida
Carolyn A. Dehlinger, MAS, MS, Professor of Biology, Keiser University, Jacksonville, Florida
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  • ISBN-13: 9781284087789
  • Paperback    148 pages      © 2016
Price: $35.95 US List
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A Unique and Timely Resource on Emerging Infectious Diseases

What do we know about Ebola?  Authored by two professionals in the medical and science fields, Ebola: An Emerging Infectious Disease Case Study analyzes the recent outbreak of the virus from a variety of angles and provides context for our understanding of emerging infectious diseases, how they are treated, and how agencies and governments respond to them.  

This timely resource provides a firm foundation for academic discussions within microbiology, nursing, health science, and public health programs. Informative and unique, it presents Ebola as a case example that serves as the backbone for a wider discussion about infectious diseases. The history, biology, biotechnology, and epidemiology of the Ebola virus is presented, as well as the differing responses from international aid agencies, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in identifying and containing the recent  outbreak. By weaving in references to news stories that became part of our collective understanding of the outbreak, Ebola: An Emerging Infectious Disease Case Study will captivate interest and encourage readers to think broadly and critically about emerging infectious diseases in the modern age.

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Features & Benefits

  • Provides a contemporary and engaging perspective on emerging infectious diseases for courses in the biological sciences, health sciences, and public health
  • Analyzes Ebola from the historical context of the 2014 outbreak, the biological makeup of the virus, the associated diagnostic tests and drug treatments, and the future of Ebola and other emerging infectious diseases
  • Discusses biotechnological methods of identification as well as guidelines for isolation of patients and protection of health care providers
  • Examines current events pertaining to the Ebola outbreak and the strategies employed by WHO, CDC, and Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres
  • Each chapter opens with a list of Questions to Consider to guide the reader’s focus and concludes with Critical thinking Questions to encourage lively dialogue and debate

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This unique, timely, and affordable book is an ideal supplement for courses in microbiology, introductory biology, virology, and health science. It may also be useful as the primary text for a seminar course. Ideally, it pairs well with our core microbiology and virology texts:

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Chapter  1  Natural History of Ebola Virus
• Factors Influencing the Emergence of the Ebola Virus Outbreak
• History of Ebola Virus Outbreaks
• Tracking the Index Case of 2014
• Chain of Infection
Chapter  2  Biology of Ebola
• Hemorrhagic Viruses
• Characterization of Ebola
• The Replication Cycle of Filoviruses
• Ebola Reservoirs
Chapter  3  Epidemiology
• Establishing an Outbreak
• The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO)
• Types of Epidemiological Studies
• Establishing Cause
• Methods of Transmission
• Outbreak and Control
Chapter  4  Biotechnology of Ebola
• Diagnostic Tests
• Drug Treatments
• Vaccine Development
Chapter  5  Response to the Ebola Epidemic
• Governmental Policies
• Safety Measures
• Logistics of Healthcare Delivery
• Social Media
• Fast Tracking Drugs and Vaccines
Chapter  6  The Future of Ebola and Other Emerging Diseases
• Room for Improvement: Shortcomings of the 2014-2015 Outbreak Response
• Ethical Considerations
• Spillover: Species Jumping
• Emerging Zoonotic Diseases
• The Role of the Anti-Vaccination Movement
• Bioterrorist Potential of Ebola
• Sexually Transmitted Infection?
• Hindsight is 20/20: Prevention of Ebola

George Ealy, MD, PhD-Professor of Microbiology, Keiser University, Jacksonville, Florida

George Ealy, MD, PhD, completed his undergraduate education at Davidson College (BS), continued at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to earn a Master of Science, and received his Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology and Immunology in 1980 from the University of Louisville. He continued his postgraduate education there, earning the Doctor of Medicine in 1987.

A noted scholar of the composer Ludwig van Beethoven, Dr. Ealy published a seminal article in 1994 concerning the composer’s famous hearing loss, which definitively established from primary source materials that Beethoven was able to hear throughout his life by using early technology for sound amplification (ear trumpets and various resonating devices at the piano). The article, “Of Ear Trumpets and Resonance Plate: Early Hearing Aids and Beethoven’s Hearing Perception,” was published by 19th-Century Music (University of California Press) a renowned journal of musicology and has been cited hundreds of times in various books and research articles. Dr. Ealy has also written several articles concerning the medical history of composers including Beethoven and Mozart.

Dr. Ealy is currently professor of microbiology at Keiser University (Jacksonville, FL) and instructs nursing and biomedical science students in clinical microbiology, for which he has received numerous excellence-in-teaching awards. In 2013, Dr. Ealy received the highest award given by the Commonwealth of Kentucky when he was commissioned by the governor as a member of the Order of Kentucky Colonels. He is also an active member of the Duval County Medical Society and the Florida Medical Association.

Carolyn A. Dehlinger, MAS, MS-Professor of Biology, Keiser University, Jacksonville, Florida

Carolyn A. Dehlinger is a professor of biological sciences at Keiser University in Jacksonville, Florida. She received her Master of Applied Science in Technology Management from the University of Denver and her Master of Science in Biology from Mississippi State University. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Florida. She  teaches students in the Biomedical Sciences and Biotechnology degree programs in addition to students enrolled in non-majors biology courses. At Keiser, Carolyn played an integral role in the development of the Biomedical Sciences degree curriculum and has served on multiple National Science Foundation grant projects aimed at delivering biotechnology education to both students and educators. Carolyn serves as a subject matter expert with the American Council on Education in Washington, DC. In this role, she evaluates curricula and determines their eligibility for accreditation. She is a proud member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, an honor bestowed by the governor of Kentucky for community service.

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