In Public Health Microbiology the editors review the importance of this area and how it affects our lives in the present state of the world population. The book covers a wide range of material from methods of determination and identification of different pathogens to the eradication of polioviruses in particular environments. The reader is given a comprehensive look at how crucial microorganisms are to all life forms on earth. The book is devoted to methods of determination and identification of the microorganisms involved in these life forms, and provides reviews on the importance of the relationships between the interaction of the microorganisms and their substrates. It examines isolation and identification of pathogens involved in different diseases, from individual cases to the control of epidemics that can affect so many people so quickly. Graduate students and investigators working with microorganisms at an advanced level will also find a wealth of useful techniques within.