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Cover for Epidemiology of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Staphylococcus aureus</i> and enterococci and an overview of antimicrobial resistance.

This chapter gives an overview about: antibiotic resistance in S. aureus; Hospital-acquired MRSA (HA-MRSA); community-acquired MRSA (CA-MRSA); vancomycin-intermediate/resistant S. aureus (VISA/VRSA); epidemiology/prevalence of MRSA rates of colonization; epidemiology of MRSA by infection type...

Author(s)
Bartlett, A. H.; Daum, R. S.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644394)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Risks for human health related to invasive alien reptiles and amphibians.

More than 100 amphibian and reptile species have established populations outside their natural geographical range, mostly as a consequence of the international pet trade. About 40 zoonoses are associated with reptiles and amphibians. The main zoonotic risks from alien invasive reptiles and...

Author(s)
Pauwels, O. S. G.; Pantchev, N.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390981)
Type
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Cover for Do alien free-ranging birds affect human health? A global summary of known zoonoses.

Non-native birds are prominent among alien taxa, with at least 415 species established outside their natural distribution ranges. Impacts of introduced birds on human health have received little attention up to now, despite previous works suggesting that disease transmission is a major impact...

Author(s)
Mori, E.; Meini, S.; Strubbe, D.; Ancillotto, L.; Sposimo, P.; Menchetti, M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390981)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Lyme borreliosis: the European perspective.

This chapter first outlines the history of Lyme disease, which can be divided rather scholastically into 3 periods: the pre-antibiotic phase (first), the penicillin phase (second), and the discovery of Borrelia burgdorferi in Ixodes scapularis (third phase). It then reviews the epidemiology of Lyme ...

Author(s)
Strle, F.; Stanek, G.; Strle, K.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392077)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Managing bovine tuberculosis: successes and issues.

This chapter a presents strategies that appear important for successful management of tuberculosis (TB) in cattle, which is largely targeted at countries with a high gross national income (GNI) economy. However, the ability to successfully manage infection in some of these high GNI countries is...

Author(s)
Livingstone, P.; Hancox, N.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391520)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Communicable disease theory.

The previous chapter attempted to unify communicable diseases into basic units, the agent, a route of transmission to a host, and the way the environment influenced the outcome. This chapter looks at interactions between these various elements in an analytical way, by discussing the following...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647425)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ageing and neurodegenerative diseases in low- and middleincome countries.

This chapter addresses the rising burden of neurodegenerative diseases among aging populations in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). It focuses on dementia and Parkinson's disease and presents current evidence on prevalence, morbidity, mortality and determinants. Lastly, it considers the key ...

Author(s)
Graft Aikins, A. de; Sanuade, O. A.; Anie, K.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643328)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Chronic non-communicable diseases and mental health in Africa.

This chapter reviews basic science, practice and policy related to mental health and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in African settings. It presents the prevalence and epidemiological research on the co-occurrence of NCDs and mental disorders. It discusses the global agenda for mental health and...

Author(s)
Huang KengYen; Cheng, S.; Gathibandhe, R.; Bauta, B. H.; Akena, D. H.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643328)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Giardia</i> and giardiasis: an overview of recent developments.

Giardia lamblia is one of the most common protozoan enteric pathogens that inhabits the upper small intestine of humans and several other vertebrates and causes giardiasis. Global prevalence of giardiasis has been estimated to be 300 million cases annually. To adapt in environments both inside and...

Author(s)
Sandipan Ganguly; Dibyendu Raj
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645216)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Fish viruses and bacteria: pathobiology and protection.

This book contains 25 illustrated chapters that describe the epidemiology, prevalence, distribution, transmission, physiopathology, clinical signs, diagnosis, prevention, control strategies, legislative aspects and economic impact of bacterial and viral diseases of fishes, including: Infectious...

Author(s)
Woo, P. T. K.; Cipriano, R. C.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647784)
Type
Book

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