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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Borreliella</i>: interactions with the host immune system.

This chapter briefly reviews the interaction of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (Bb) with the host immune system, and provides an update regarding how this relates to newer humoral and cellular diagnostic assays. Bb has complex interactions with its host, allowing it to evade detection and...

Author(s)
Sperber, K.; Dattwyler, R. J.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392077)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Diagnostic testing for Lyme disease.

This chapter describes the 2-tiered serological approach for the diagnosis of Lyme disease, and provides guidelines for interpreting the results of this approach, with focus on false negative and false positive results. Other diagnostic approaches, such as polymerase chain reaction and culture...

Author(s)
Auwaerter, P. G.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392077)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Medically unexplained symptoms and Lyme neuroborreliosis - not the same: a study in an endemic area of Norway.

After reports that the Hospital of Southern Norway has experienced a rise in referrals for suspected Lyme neuroborreliosis (LNB), an investigation was carried out to examine these patients' symptoms and final diagnoses to learn more about the presentation of LNB in Norway. The medical records of...

Author(s)
Roaldsnes, E.; Eikeland, R.; Berild, D.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392077)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Lyme disease: the great controversy.

This chapter traces the origin of the clinical condition termed 'chronic Lyme disease' (CLD) and explores the various medical, political, and legal issues it has brought. It also provides a detailed examination of some of the key myths that together reinforced the recognition of CLD as a diagnosis. ...

Author(s)
Halperin, J. J.; Baker, P.; Wormser, G. P.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392077)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Control principles and methods.

This chapter reviews the main principles and methods for the control of infectious diseases. These control principles revolve around the agent, route of transmission, host, and environment. The types of control methods described in this chapter include vaccination, environmental control (e.g....

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647425)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for On-site testing for plant pathogens.

Methods suitable for use under non-laboratory conditions differ in a number of ways from the methods developed for high-throughput testing in potentially sophisticated laboratory facilities. Ideal methods for non-laboratory testing are rapid, simple to perform (i.e. they involve as few...

Author(s)
Tomlinson, J.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641478)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Diagnosis and screening.

This chapter discusses the important epidemiological characteristics of tests and their practical application and interpretation in epidemiological studies and surveillance activities. The epidemiological evaluation of tests is also briefly discussed.

Author(s)
Sergeant, E.; Perkins, N.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936839)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Immunopathogenesis of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mycobacterium bovis</i> infection of cattle.

M. bovis infection in cattle is generally considered slowly progressive, without clear delineation of the various stages associated with tuberculosis of humans. This book chapter discusses the pathogenesis; innate immune responses and initiation of adaptive immune responses; cell-mediated immune...

Author(s)
Waters, W. R.; Hope, J. C.; Hamilton, C. A.; Palmer, M. V.; McNair, J.; Skuce, R. A.; Allen, A. R.; Buddle, B. M.; Villarreal-Ramos, B.; Vordermeier, H. M.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643960)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Bovine immunogenetics.

This chapter covers bovine immunogenetics. Significant advances that have been made in describing the genetics of the bovine immune system receptors and major histocompatibility complex (MHC) molecules that are involved in presenting peptides to T cells to engage their so-called T cell receptor...

Author(s)
Aida, Y.; Takeshima, S.; Baldwin, C. L.; Kaushik, A. K.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Bovine parainfluenza virus type 3.

Bovine parainfluenza virus type 3 (bPIV-3) is a member of the family Paramyxoviridae, subfamily Paramyxovirinae, genus Respirovirus. Together with other viral and bacterial agents, bPIV-3 is associated with the clinical condition known as 'shipping fever', in which the animal develops clinical...

Author(s)
Spilki, F. R.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644172)
Type
Book chapter

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