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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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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 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 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 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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for List of communicable diseases.

This chapter provides a comprehensive list of infectious diseases of humans, which are presented in tabular form and listed in alphabetical order by the most commonly used name. Agents are: arboviruses; bacteria; ectoparasites; fungi; helminths (but not nematodes); nematodes; prions; protozoa;...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647425)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The interface between dengue virus and the human host.

This chapter describes the human host factors as host gene products (RNA or protein) that critically impact the replication of dengue virus either positively (dependency or proviral factor) or negatively (restriction or antiviral factor). It covers: (1) recent methodological advances in the...

Author(s)
Barrows, N. J.; Bradrick, S. S.; Bidet, K.; Anwar, A.; Ward, A. M.; Jamison, S. F.; Levitt, B.; Sommer, C. le; Garcia-Blanco, M. A.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939649)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Dengue and dengue hemorrhagic fever.

This second edition provides a comprehensive and current update of all major topics related to dengue disease including dengue virus biology (taxonomy, evolution, molecular virology, structural and non-structural proteins), history, epidemiology, entomology, clinical features, diagnosis,...

Author(s)
Gubler, D. J.; Ooi, E. E.; Vasudevan, S.; Farrar, J.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939649)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Economic and disease burden of dengue.

This book chapter summarizes studies underscoring the key components and procedures used to estimate the economic and disease burden of dengue fever. The key role of expansion factors, main findings, and areas of uncertainty relating to the economic cost of dengue illness are presented. In...

Author(s)
Shepard, D. S.; Halasa, Y. A.; Undurraga, E. A.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939649)
Type
Book chapter

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