Integrates headline-making disease outbreaks into microbiology coursework to provide critical content to college-age students. * Presents case studies covering a wide variety of subject areas, including general, medical, environmental, and industrial microbiology. * Integrates current outbreaks that are featured in news headlines into the classroom for added relevance. * Features a discovery-oriented answer key that directs students to appropriate reference material rather than providing complete answers to the study questions. * Introduces students to the relevance of diverse social, economic, political, and religious issues that exist in various parts of the world. * Provides case studies of varying levels of difficulty. * Presents complete information about each disease and microbe covered. This title is published by the American Society for Microbiology Press and distributed by Taylor and Francis in rest of world territories.