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Cover for Brucellosis surveillance and control: a case for one health.

This chapter describes a One Health approach to Brucella melitensis, B. abortus and B. suis for epidemiological assessments, surveillance and laboratory capacity, cross-sector economics and practical control options in Central Asia and Sahelian Africa.

Author(s)
Schelling, E.; Kasymbekov, J.; Baljinnyam, Z.; Roth, F.; Dean, A.; Zinsstag, J.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242577)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Brucellosis surveillance and control: a case for One Health.

This chapter focuses on the way in which a One Health approach to brucellosis surveillance and control provides significant additional value when compared to human health or veterinary studies alone. Most of the examples are from Central Asia and Africa. Emphasis is given on the added value of One...

Author(s)
Zinsstag, J.; Dean, A.; Baljinnyam, Z.; Roth, F.; Kasymbekov, J.; Schelling, E.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643410)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Missionaries of death.

This chapter describes the role of missionaries in spreading influenza in Samoa, measles in Fiji, and leprosy and diabetes in Nauru, and the death of missionaries after contracting malaria in Africa. The value of immunity is briefly discussed.

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646824)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Managing the major diseases of rice in Africa.

This chapter provides an overview of rice diseases identified in Africa and their importance, with emphasis on rice blast (Pyricularia oryzae [Magnaporthe grisea]), rice yellow mottle disease (rice yellow mottle virus), and bacterial blight (Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae). The potential for...

Author(s)
Séré, Y.; Fargette, D.; Abo, M. E.; Wydra, K.; Bimerew, M.; Onasanya, A.; Akator, S. K.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938123)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Development of ELISA for the detection of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Xanthomonas campestris</i> pv. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">musacearum</i>, the causal agent of BXW: banana Xanthomonas wilt.

Rabbit polyclonal antibodies (PAbs) were produced against a pure isolate of Xanthomonas campestris pv. musacearum (Xcm), which is the causal organism of banana Xanthomonas wilt (BXW) disease of banana (Musa spp.) in the Great Lakes region of Africa. Anti-Xcm PAbs were used to develop a direct...

Author(s)
Nakato, G. V.; Akinbade, S. A.; Kumar, P. L.; Bandyopadhyay, R.; Beed, F.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642314)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for One Health economics.

This chapter presents examples of how both costs and benefits of diseases and disease control can cross from animals to humans, and vice versa. These examples span from joint human and animal vaccination services for mobile pastoralists in Chad and brucellosis control in Mongolia, to rabies control ...

Author(s)
Zinsstag, J.; Choudhury, A.; Roth, F.; Shaw, A.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643410)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Integration of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">in vitro</i> techniques in informal seed production systems of potato in Africa.

Presently, Asia and Europe are the world's major potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) producing regions, accounting for more than 80% of world production. Harvests in Africa and Latin America are far smaller, with productivity of around 11-12 t/ha and 16 t/ha, respectively, in comparison with North...

Author(s)
Kumar, V. A.; Kumar, A.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Mycobacterial infections in camelids.

This book chapter describes the epidemiological, clinical and pathological features of TB in South American camelids (llamas and alpacas) in Great Britain, as well as the available diagnostic tests and disease control strategies. The extent of mycobacterial diseases in South American camelids...

Author(s)
Rhodes, S.; Crawshaw, T.; Rua-Domenech, R. de la; Bradford, S.; Lyashchenko, K. P.; Mamo, G.; Summers, D.; Wernery, U.; Zanolari, P.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643960)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Climate change and global health.

This book describes the direct and indirect global impacts of climate change. It includes 30 chapters divided into 7 parts. Part I (Introduction) includes 2 chapters describing anthropocene and the impact of climate change on global health. Part II includes 4 chapters focusing on the primary health ...

Author(s)
Butler, C. D.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642659)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Climate change and health in Africa.

This chapter describes climate change and its effect on agriculture and human health in Africa. The three main categories of health effects are discussed: primary (e.g., heatwaves, flooding and disasters); secondary, especially vector-borne diseases (e.g., malaria, yellow fever, dengue,...

Author(s)
Butler, C. D.; Mathieson, A.; Bowles, D. C.; Ana, G.; Cissé, G.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642659)
Type
Book chapter

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