Infection: Microbiology and Management provides a core resource for the understanding of medical microbiology and infectious diseases. Content covers microbiological and clinical diagnosis, through to clinical management, epidemiology and the control of infectious conditions as they occur both in the hospital and community setting. With a concise, systems-based approach, the third edition has been revised and restructured and now covers wider epidemiological and public concerns. Key feature boxes, self assessment and case studies assist learning in each chapter. Designed to be used either as a basic learning text, or as a practical textbook in the clinical setting, Infection: Microbiology and Management, previously titled Infectious Disease, will continue to appeal to students at all stages of their career, candidates for higher examinations, the general physician and surgeon, epidemiologists and experts in public health.