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CAB Reviews

A reviews journal covering agriculture, global health, nutrition, natural resources and veterinary science

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Prion diseases or transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) are fatal neurodegenerative conditions of humans and various vertebrate species. Scrapie, a naturally occurring prion disease of sheep, is considered to be the prototypic TSE. The transmissible agent responsible for these conditions ...

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Bujdoso, R.; Thackray, A. M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2013, 8, 058, pp 1-15

Fresh fruits, nuts and vegetables are increasingly linked to food-borne illnesses, outbreaks and recalls. The trend represents a modern-day public health conundrum wherein consumers are encouraged to eat more fresh produce to help prevent chronic health problems such as obesity and heart disease,...

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Jay-Russell, M. T.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2013, 8, 040, pp 1-16

The microsporidia are opportunistic pathogens, obligate intracellular parasites of vertebrates and invertebrates. They have been described in patients with AIDS, transplant recipients, children, travellers, seniors, contact lens wearers and patients with other immunosuppressive conditions. These...

Author(s)
Lallo, M. A.; Spadacci-Morena, D. D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2013, 8, 044, pp 1-12

Morbidity and mortality associated with an infectious disease outbreak can be mitigated by early detection followed by swift action. Modelling, tracking and predicting disease outbreaks are therefore priorities for public health agencies. New media data sources, including social media platforms,...

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Walker, J. G.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2013, 8, 031, pp 1-13

Dogs are appreciated and kept or tolerated in high numbers, playing a variety of roles in human society. The relationship facilitates over 65 zoonoses whose distribution depends on a complex interplay between the hosts and environment. Children are most at risk. Some national/local control...

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Macpherson, C. N. L.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2013, 8, 002, pp 1-2

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