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Tuberculosis, Leprosy and other Mycobacterial Diseases of Man and Animals

Tuberculosis, Leprosy and other Mycobacterial Diseases of Man and Animals

The Many Hosts of Mycobacteria

Edited by H Mukundan, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA, M Chambers, Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), UK and School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Surrey, UK, R Waters, USDA, USA, M Larsen, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA

September 2015 / Hardback / 580 Pages / 9781780643960 £129.99 / €172.00 / $212.95
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Main Description

Mycobacteria are bacterial pathogens which cause diseases in humans and non-human animals. This monograph will primarily cover the most important and widely researched groups of mycobacteria: members of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTC) and Mycobacterium leprae, across a wide range of host species. M. tuberculosis and M. bovis are particularly relevant with the increasing drug resistance and co-infection with HIV associated with M. tuberculosis and the possible cross-infection of badgers and cattle associated with M. bovis. This book will provide a reference for researchers working in different fields creating a work which draws together information on different pathogens, and by considering the diseases in a zoonotic context provides a One Health approach to these important groups of diseases.

  • Introduction: The Many Hosts of Mycobacteria: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Understanding Mycobacterial Diseases
  • Part I: Tuberculosis in Humans
  • 1: Introduction and Epidemiology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex in Humans
  • 2: Comparative Mycobacteriology of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex
  • 3: Immunopathogenesis of Tuberculosis in Humans
  • 4: Current Methods for Diagnosis of Human Tuberculosis and Considerations for Global Surveillance
  • 5: Development of Next-generation TB Vaccines: Comparative Approaches in Humans and Animals
  • 6: The Continuing Co-evolution of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Homo sapiens
  • Part II: Tuberculosis in Domesticated and Companion Animal Species
  • 7: The Global Distribution of Mycobacterium bovis
  • 8: Immunopathogenesis of Mycobacterium bovis Infection of Cattle
  • 9: Diagnosis of Mycobacterium bovis Infection in Cattle
  • 10: Vaccination of Cattle Against Tuberculosis
  • 11: Mycobacterium bovis/M. caprae Infection in Goats and Sheep: Introduction, Epidemiology and Control Measures
  • 12: Mycobacterial Infections in Camelids
  • 13: Tuberculosis in Companion Animal Species
  • Part III: Mycobacterial Infections in Zoo Species
  • 14: Mycobacterial Infections in Elephants
  • 15: Mycobacterial Infections in Other Zoo Animals
  • Part IV: Tuberculosis in Wildlife
  • 16: Tuberculosis in Badgers (Meles meles)
  • 17: Tuberculosis in Pigs and Wild Boar
  • 18: Australian Brushtail Possum: A Highly Susceptible Host for Mycobacterium bovis
  • 19: Tuberculosis in Wild and Captive Deer
  • 20: Tuberculosis in South African Wildlife: Lions, African Buffalo and Other Species
  • 21: Novel Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex spp. in Group-living African Mammals
  • Part V: In Vivo Laboratory Models of Tuberculosis
  • 22: Rabbit Model of Mycobacterial Diseases
  • 23: Laboratory Models of Tuberculosis: Guinea Pigs
  • 24: Of Mice and Mycobacteria: Lessons from a Manipulatable Model
  • 25: Non-human Primate Laboratory Models of Tuberculosis
  • Part VI: Other Mycobacterial Diseases
  • 26: Mycobacterium leprae in Humans
  • 27: Animal Models for Leprosy Research
  • 28: Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis Infection, Immunology and Pathology of Livestock
  • 29: Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Infections

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