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Cover for Communicable diseases: a global perspective.

Completely updated and revised, and now published in its 6th edition, this book includes 20 chapters providing an essential overview of infectious diseases for almost 25 years. A comprehensive yet synoptic account of infectious diseases, it covers theory, epidemiology and control, then...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395245)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The ecological transition.

Exposure to the risk factors that increase vulnerability to trauma and non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as pollutants, poor diet, poor air quality and increased conflict, disaster and extreme weather events, is driven by a third mega-trend: human development and progress. This chapter focuses ...

Author(s)
Cole, J.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241648)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for New and emerging diseases.

This chapter looks at new and emerging diseases, infections that have appeared in recent times and others that have not fully developed into the serious problem that they could become. Animal-related infectious diseases that caused great impact in humans are described, including HIV infection,...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395245)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Key skills for the veterinary nurse in diagnostic parasitology.

This chapter explains some simple diagnostic tests, which may be carried out for parasites in practice and include faecal analysis (helminth and protozoal infections), staining blood smears and examinations for skin ectoparasites, as well as more complex techniques such as enzyme-linked...

Author(s)
Elsheikha, H. M.; Wright, I.; McGarry, J.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394040)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Epizootic haematopoietic necrosis and European catfish virus.

This chapter describes Epizootic haematopoietic necrosis virus (EHNV) and European catfish virus (ECV), which belong to a group of emerging pathogens - all of which are relevant to fish health - for which understanding of their epizootiology is incomplete. EHNV and ECV belong to the genus Ranavirus ...

Author(s)
Hick, P.; Ariel, E.; Whittington, R.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647784)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Communicable diseases: a global perspective.

This completely updated and revised 5th edition, which consists of 20 chapters, provides a comprehensive account of various types of infectious diseases and their modes of transmission, epidemiology, control strategies, notifications and regulations, as well as an overview of the major diseases...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647425)
Type
Book
CABI Book Info
Cover for Epidemiology for field veterinarians: an introduction.

This book contains chapters on advanced and complex epidemiology applications that specialize in areas such as simulation modelling of disease outbreaks, spatial epidemiology, quantitative techniques for analyzing large and complex datasets and risk analysis. This book should be of value to private ...

Author(s)
Sergeant, E.; Perkins, N.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936839)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for What is epidemiology?

This chapter provides an introduction to epidemiology, how it relates to other disciplines, its role in decision making and a brief description of important epidemiological study types.

Author(s)
Sergeant, E.; Perkins, N.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936839)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The epidemiological approach.

The concept of an epidemiological approach to disease investigation is discussed. This involves the application of a logical, structured and transparent approach to any epidemiological investigation or project. It applies equally well to all types of epidemiological studies but is particularly...

Author(s)
Sergeant, E.; Perkins, N.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936839)
Type
Book chapter

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