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Cover for Mycotoxins.

Mycotoxins induce adverse effects in humans and other vertebrate animals. Their production is determined by ecological and environmental factors (temperature, humidity and substrate water activity). The preponderance of specialized fungi in particular niches determines the type and range of...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Skin infections.

This chapter discusses the aetiology, clinical features, diagnosis, transmission, incubation period, period of communicability, occurrence and distribution, control and prevention (e.g., vaccination), treatment (e.g., drug therapy, supportive therapy) and surveillance of skin infections such as...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395245)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Respiratory diseases and other airborne-transmitted infections.

This chapter covers airborne-transmitted infections that present as diseases of the respiratory system as well as diseases of other systems of the body that are transmitted by the airborne route. It discusses the aetiology, clinical features, diagnosis, transmission, incubation period, period of...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395245)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Immunological diagnosis.

This chapter discussed the pathogenesis of bovine tuberculosis (TB) and presents some of the advances that have been made in the discovery and development of antigens and immune biomarkers for potential use in the diagnosis of bovine tuberculosis and how some of these antigens (e.g. ESAT-6, CFP10,...

Author(s)
Waters, R.; Vordermeier, M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391520)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Protective effects of catechins on hepatitis and liver fibrosis.

Severe and sustained inflammation may induce liver fibrosis, which precedes cirrhosis and liver cancer. Cellular and animal experiments have shown that green tea catechins inhibit the biosynthesis of inflammatory proteins and collagen, suppressing the onset and development of hepatitis and liver...

Author(s)
Suzuki, T.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392398)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Preparedness and response to pandemics and other infectious disease emergencies.

This chapter discusses the principles and practice of emergency preparedness and response as applied to infectious disease emergencies, using influenza as an example. It describes the epidemiology and spread of pandemic influenza, the detection and tracking of influenza viruses, principles of...

Author(s)
Nguyen-Van-Tam, J. S.; Penttinen, P. M. P.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644554)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Discovery, classification and functional diversity of antimicrobial peptides.

Antimicrobial peptides and proteins (AMPs), first discovered in 1922, have attracted much research attention since the 1980s. These innate immune molecules are universal and over 2700 have been discovered in all life forms, ranging from bacteria to humans. AMPs can have antibacterial, antiviral,...

Author(s)
Wang GuangShun
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390394)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Current methods for diagnosis of human tuberculosis and considerations for global surveillance.

This chapter discusses current diagnostic tools for the direct and indirect detection of tuberculosis in humans. These tests include microscopy, culture, antigen detection, nucleic acid detection assays, antibody detection and activated T cell assays. Potential for global biosurveillance of M....

Author(s)
Sakamuri, R. M.; Moodley, P.; Yusim, K.; Feng, S. H.; Sturm, A. W.; Korber, B. T. M.; Mukundan, H.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643960)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Diagnosis of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mycobacterium bovis</i> infection in cattle.

This book chapter discusses how different tests can be used in detecting M. bovis in cattle and the new developments in diagnostic testing. The reagents, characteristics, sensitivity and specificity, and accuracy of the different diagnostic tests like tuberculin intradermal test, interferon test,...

Author(s)
Buddle, B. M.; Lisle, G. W. de; Waters, W. R.; Vordermeier, H. M.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643960)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Diseases transmitted via body fluids.

This chapter focuses on infectious diseases that are transmissible via body fluids such as blood, serum, saliva, and seminal fluid. These include venereal syphilis, gonorrhoea, Chlamydia trachomatis infection, trichomoniasis and non-gonococcal urethritis, lymphogranuloma venereum, granuloma...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647425)
Type
Book chapter

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