Describe the conditions that may cause emergence of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS). How can HPS be prevented?
Answer to relevant QuestionsIdentify the three major categories of organisms that cause rickettsial diseases. For typhus, spotted fever rickettsiosis, and ehrlichiosis, identify the most common reservoir and vector. Which key feature of the bacterium Bacillus anthracis allows this organism to persist for extended periods on animal hides or other environments where growth may not occur? Which form of anthrax is the most serious? Identify the food sources of Listeria monocytogenes infections. How does Listeria evade the immune system? Distinguish between food infection and food poisoning and give an example of each. In terms of public health, what is a common problem that unites many of the visceral parasitic infections covered in this chapter? How could this problem be attacked? Why are these diseases rare in developed countries?
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