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Cover for Faecal-oral diseases.

This chapter discusses the aetiology, clinical features, diagnosis, transmission, incubation period, period of communicability, occurrence and distribution, control and prevention (e.g., hygiene, sanitation, vaccination, safe water supply), treatment (e.g., oral rehydration, drug therapy) and...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395245)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Food-borne diseases.

This chapter discusses the aetiology, clinical features, diagnosis, transmission, incubation period, period of communicability, occurrence and distribution, control and prevention, treatment (e.g., fluid/electrolyte replacement, oral rehydration, drug therapy) and surveillance of food poisoning, ...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395245)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Diseases of soil contact.

This chapter discusses the organism, clinical features, diagnosis, transmission, incubation period, period of communicability, occurrence and distribution, control and prevention (e.g., hygiene, sanitation, vaccination, wearing protective footwear), treatment (e.g., drug therapy) and surveillance...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395245)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Diseases of water contact.

This chapter discusses the aetiology, clinical features, diagnosis, transmission, incubation period, period of communicability, occurrence and distribution, control and prevention, treatment and surveillance of water-borne diseases such as schistosomiasis, guinea worm (Dracunculus medinensis) and...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395245)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Insect-borne diseases.

This chapter describes the 2 main groups of disease-transmitting mosquitoes (anophelines and culicines) and arbovirus infections grouped into 3 symptom complexes: those producing mainly fever or arthritis (Chikungunya, O'nyong-nyong, West Nile, Orungo, Oropouche and Ross River fevers and Zika);...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395245)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Domestic and synanthropic zoonoses.

This chapter describes the risk factors, epidemiology, prevalence, distribution, transmission, pathogenesis, clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of rabies, hydatid disease, toxocariasis, larva migrans, toxoplasmosis, brucellosis, anthrax, leptospirosis and Lassa fever in...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395245)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Pregnancy and infection.

This chapter discusses the infectious diseases affecting maternal and perinatal health according to the timescale of a woman's life: before pregnancy (filariasis, leprosy, gonorrhoea, chlamydia, genital herpes, syphilis, HIV infection and tuberculosis); during pregnancy (pyelonephritis, rubella,...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395245)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for List of communicable diseases.

This chapter presents an alphabetical list of infectious diseases together with their aetiology (arboviruses, bacteria, ectoparasites, fungi, helminths (but not nematodes), nematodes, prions, protozoa, rickettsiae, spirochaetes, toxins and other viruses), clinical features, mode of transmission,...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395245)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Host/parasite interaction.

This chapter reviews the types and outcome of immune response generated by the human body toward parasites/pathogens, such as Trichinella spiralis, Plasmodium falciparum, Helicobacter pylori and other bacteria, and human endogenous retroviruses. It also discusses the principle behind the protective ...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646824)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The slave trade in parasites.

This chapter traces the history of the global spread of some of the most common human parasites through the international slave trade. A description of the life cycle of these parasites is also presented, which include hookworms (Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus), Schistosoma spp., ...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646824)
Type
Book chapter