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Cover for Disease selection: the way disease changed the world.

This book contains 20 chapters covering a range of infectious diseases, as well as a few non-infectious diseases such as cancer, and how they greatly affected the course of human history. It explores host-pathogen relationship, transmission routes, evolution, and global spread of infectious...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646824)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Eukaryotic microorganisms of concern in food: parasites and molds.

This chapter focuses on eukaryotic microorganisms of most concern for microbial food safety, which include helminths, protozoa, and moulds (and their mycotoxins). The pathogenesis and clinical features of foodborne diseases caused by these microorganisms, methods for their detection in foods, and...

Author(s)
Wolf-Hall, C.; Nganje, W.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644806)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Faecal-oral diseases.

This chapter focuses on the faecal-oral group of diseases that are transmitted by person-to-person contact, through water, food or directly to the mouth. These diseases include gastroenteritis, rotavirus infection, Cryptosporidium parvum infection, cholera, shigellosis, Giardia intestinalis...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647425)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Food-borne diseases.

This chapter reviews the various types of foodborne diseases affecting humans, describing their aetiology, clinical features, diagnosis, mode of transmission, incubation period, period of communicability, occurrence and distribution, control and prevention, treatment, and surveillance. These...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647425)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Pregnancy and infection.

This chapter reviews clinical and epidemiological data on infectious diseases affecting maternal and perinatal health, which are presented according to the timescale of a woman's life. These diseases include: (before pregnancy) lymphatic filariasis, leprosy, gonorrhoea, Chlamydia trachomatis...

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 Beetles (Coleoptera: Meloidae, Oedemeridae, Staphylinidae and others).

This chapter covers the taxonomy, morphology, life cycle, behaviour, bionomics, veterinary and medical importance, prevention and control of beetles (Meloidae, Oedemeridae, Staphylinidae and others). Focus is given on species that exude a vesicating fluid when disturbed or crushed, serve as...

Author(s)
Russell, R. C.; Otranto, D.; Wall, R. L.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640372)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Food-borne diseases.

This chapter provides discussions on the aetiology, clinical features, diagnosis, epidemiology, mode of transmission, disease course, control and prevention, and medical treatment of various foodborne infectious diseases, including those of food poisoning (i.e., salmonellosis, fish poisoning, food...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939397)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The role of livestock in the foodborne transmission of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Giardia duodenalis</i> and <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Cryptosporidium</i> spp. to humans.

While person-to-person and waterborne transmission probably account for most human infections with Giardia duodenalis and Cryptosporidium spp., zoonotic transmission, particularly from livestock, has generated a great deal of interest in recent years. Both G. duodenalis and Cryptosporidium spp. are ...

Author(s)
Dixon, B. R.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933913)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Methods for genotyping and subgenotyping <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Cryptosporidium</i> spp. oocysts isolated during water and food monitoring.

Cryptosporidium oocysts are frequent contaminants of water, with contributions from infected human and non-human hosts, livestock and agricultural practices, and infected feral and transport hosts. Numerous waterborne outbreaks of cryptosporidiosis have been documented and as oocysts occur at low...

Author(s)
Smith, H. V.; Nichols, R. A. B.; Connelly, L.; Sullivan, C. B.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933913)
Type
Book chapter

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