Readership: Junior doctors and specialist trainees in infectious diseases and microbiology, candidates for the MRCPath examinations, senior medical students, microbiology students and GPs.
Estee Torok, Clinical Research Fellow, Centre for Tropical Medicine, University of Oxford, UK, Ed Moran, Specialist Registrar in Infectious Disease and General Medicine, Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust, UK, and Fiona Cooke, Formerly HPA Specialist Registrar in Medical Microbiology, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK
Estee Torok trained in Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology in Oxford. Prior to this she was a Clinical Research Fellow based at the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Vietnam. Her research interests are HIV, tuberculosis, central nervous system infections and the development of diagnostic tests for the developing
Ed Moran is a registrar in Infectious Disease and General Medicine. He trained in Cambridge, studied for the Diploma in Tropical Medicine in Liverpool and undertook his PhD in Dengue Fever immunology in Oxford and Vietnam. He has worked as a physician in the UK and South Africa, and is currently based at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.
Fiona Cooke trained in Medical Microbiology in London and Cambridge. She completed her PhD at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. Her interests are gastro-intestinal infections, bacterial genomics and the development of molecular tests.
"The authors have achieved a Herculean task in including so much information in what is still a pocket-sized volume, albeit close to 900 pages, and in a format that is accessible and readable...In terms of value for money and information per cm3, this handbook cannot be beaten." - Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
1: Basic principles
3: Infection control
4: Systematic microbiology
5: Clinical syndromes