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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mycobacterium bovis</i> molecular typing and surveillance.

This chapter describes the epidemiology, distribution and molecular diagnosis of bovine tuberculosis.

Author(s)
Skuce, R. A.; Byrne, A. W.; Lahuerta-Marin, A.; Allen, A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391520)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Patterns of disease.

In this chapter some basic disease principles that result in the patterns that are seen in populations such as in cases involving a particular village outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease, and outbreak of pregnancy toxaemia in sheep Q fever (due to Coxiella burnetti infection) are presented.

Author(s)
Sergeant, E.; Perkins, N.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936839)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Measuring disease frequency.

This chapter focuses on how to measure the frequency of disease, which is a fundamentally important part of epidemiology (veterinary as well as human). Topics include counting in epidemiological study, ratios, proportion, and rates, measures of morbidity (Illness) in a population, cumulative and...

Author(s)
Sergeant, E.; Perkins, N.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936839)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Diagnosis and screening.

This chapter discusses the important epidemiological characteristics of tests and their practical application and interpretation in epidemiological studies and surveillance activities. The epidemiological evaluation of tests is also briefly discussed.

Author(s)
Sergeant, E.; Perkins, N.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936839)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Introduction to statistical principles.

This chapter is intended to provide an introduction to the theoretical principles that underpin statistics and reviews statistical concepts relevant to a wide variety of statistical methods. Clear and non-complex terminology are used to provide readers with sufficient familiarity with the core...

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

This chapter begins with a concise description of a case study of wild pigs and Salmonella that is used to demonstrate concepts throughout. The chapter then discusses the major steps involved in visualizing disease data and some simple queries. Finally, a summary of more complete spatial...

Author(s)
Sergeant, E.; Perkins, N.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936839)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Epidemiology of feline seizures.

The prevalence of feline seizures based on semiological, aetiological, symptoms, and breed classification is presented.

Author(s)
Risio, L. de
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641096)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Surveillance and control measures.

This chapter covers the surveillance and control of ticks and tickborne diseases. A brief description of tick sampling methods is given as well as an introduction to the principles of surveillance and monitoring. Control options for both ixodids and argasids are discussed (chemical control,...

Author(s)
Farkas, R.; Salman, M.; Estrada-Peña, A.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938536)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Marburg marburgvirus.

An overview on Marburg virus epidemiology, host range, pathology, pathogenesis and diagnosis is given. Focus is given on Marburg virus outbreaks throughout history.

Author(s)
Cárdenas, W. B.; Basler, C. F.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641799)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Phocine distemper virus.

The structure, genetics and biology of phocine distemper virus (PDV) are reviewed in this chapter. Covered in detail are the structure, diversity, taxonomy, molecular interactions with hosts, clinical and pathological impacts, host range and global distribution of PDV. The epidemiology and...

Author(s)
Goodman, S.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641799)
Type
Book chapter

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