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Cover for Diseases caused by bacteria and phytoplasmas.

This chapter describes diseases of banana (Musa and Ensete), caused by bacteria and phytoplasmas. Information is given on their economic impact, distribution, symptoms, causal agent(s), disease cycle and epidemiology (e.g. insect vector and mechanical transmission), host reaction, and control using ...

Author(s)
Jones, D. R.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647197)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Diseases caused by viruses.

This chapter describes viral diseases of banana (Musa and Ensete), providing information on their economic impact, distribution, history, symptoms, causal agent, disease cycle and epidemiology (including insect vector transmission), host reaction, and control using different methods such as natural ...

Author(s)
Jones, D. R.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647197)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Ticks: the vectors of Lyme disease.

This chapter reviews the existing evidence for our current understanding of the evolution, historical biogeography and life cycle of tick vectors of Lyme disease (i.e. Ixodes spp.), their means of dispersal and the reasons for range expansion, the mechanisms they use to transmit disease, and the...

Author(s)
Smith, R. P.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392077)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Global epidemiology of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Borreliella burgdorferi</i> infections.

This chapter provides an overview of the epidemiology of Borrelia burgdorferi infections in various regions of the world, underscoring similarities and differences across regions. The global distribution of principal Ixodes vectors of Lyme disease (LD) and associated genospecies of B. burgdorferi...

Author(s)
Mead, P. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392077)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Parasites of the cardiovascular system.

This chapter focuses on the cardiovascular parasitic infections of dogs and cats, namely babesiosis (Babesia canis and B. gibsoni) and dirofilariasis (Dirofilaria immitis and Dipetalonema reconditum [Acanthocheilonema reconditum]). Their aetiology, epidemiology, transmission, clinical features,...

Author(s)
Elsheikha, H. M.; Wright, I.; McGarry, J.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394040)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The future role and practice of cattle farming.

In this chapter, the challenges in cattle production were highlighted and this includes their inefficient use of land and water resources to produce human food, compared with other food animals and agricultural crops; their contribution to greenhouse gas emissions, both through direct emissions of...

Author(s)
Phillips, C. J. C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392701)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mycobacterium bovis</i> as the causal agent of human tuberculosis: public health implications.

This chapter discusses the global public health implications posed by Mycobacterium bovis as a source of human tuberculosis; the implications of the well-known characteristics of M. bovis that must be considered when attempting to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of human TB,...

Author(s)
Olea-Popelka, F.; Dean, A. S.; Muwonge, A.; Perera, A.; Raviglione, M.; Fujiwara, P. I.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391520)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Economics of bovine tuberculosis: a one health issue.

This chapter describes the economics of bovine tuberculosis (TB), with emphasis on One Health (OH) as a control approach for bovine and human TB control.

Author(s)
Azami, H. Y.; Zinsstag, J.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391520)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The epidemiology of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mycobacterium bovis</i> infection in cattle.

This chapter presents some of the historic epidemiological data on the epidemiology of Myobacterium bovis in cattle, including the life history of infection and routes of transmission of M. bovis within herds, data from unmanaged herds endemically infected with bovine tuberculosis, the implications ...

Author(s)
Conlan, A. J. K.; Wood, J. L. N.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391520)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Bovine tuberculosis in other domestic species.

This book chapter discusses the current body of knowledge of Mycobacterium bovis infection and the disease is reviewed with regards to sheep, goats, pigs, water buffalo and camel. The need for the integration in national bovine tuberculosis control programme of M. bovis infection in water buffaloes ...

Author(s)
Michel, A. L.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391520)
Type
Book chapter

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