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Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

Salim S. Abdool Karim, Quarraisha Abdool Karim and Roger Detels.

in Oxford Textbook of Public Health

September 2009; p ublished online March 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Infectious Diseases; Epidemiology. 18309 words.

In the 25 years since the first reported cases of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), more than 70 million people have been infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). HIV...

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African trypanosomosis

W. Gibson.

in Oxford Textbook of Zoonoses

P ublished online July 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Infectious Diseases; Epidemiology. 9691 words.

The African trypanosomoses are diseases of both man and his livestock. There are two forms of human trypanosomosis or sleeping sickness: Gambian or Rhodesian sleeping sickness, roughly...

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Alveolar echinococcosis (<i>Echinococcus multilocularis</i>)

J. Eckert, P. Deplazes and P. Kern.

in Oxford Textbook of Zoonoses

P ublished online July 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Infectious Diseases; Epidemiology. 28499 words.

In this chapter three forms of echinococcosis in humans are described that are caused by a larval stage (metacestode) of Echinococcus multilocularis Leuckart, 1863, Echinococcus oligarthrusnull...

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American trypanosomosis (Chagas disease)

C. J. Schofield.

in Oxford Textbook of Zoonoses

P ublished online July 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Infectious Diseases; Epidemiology. 10462 words.

American trypanosomosis is due to infection with Trypanosoma cruzi (Protozoa, Kinetoplastidae). This is a widespread parasite of small mammals and marsupials throughout most of the...

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<i>Angiostrongylus cantonensis</i> and Human angiostrongylosis

Qiao-Ping Wang and Zhao-Rong Lun.

in Oxford Textbook of Zoonoses

P ublished online July 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Infectious Diseases; Epidemiology. 5476 words.

Angiostrongylus cantonensis was first discovered in rats in Guangzhou (Canton), China in 1935 (Chen 1935). A. cantonensis is a zoonotic pathogen, which causes human...

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Anisakiosis (Anisakidosis)

Woon-Mok Sohn and Jong-Yil Chai.

in Oxford Textbook of Zoonoses

P ublished online July 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Infectious Diseases; Epidemiology. 9562 words.

The term ‘anisakiosis (anisakidosis)’ or ‘anisakiasis’ collectively defines human infections caused by larval anisakids belonging to the nematode family Anisakidae or Raphidascarididae....

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Anthrax

Les Baillie and Theresa Huwar.

in Oxford Textbook of Zoonoses

P ublished online July 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Infectious Diseases; Epidemiology. 7703 words.

Anthrax is caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis, a Gram-positive aerobic spore-forming bacillus, primarily infecting herbivores. Although rare in the developed world the organism...

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Antimicrobial resistance: animal use of antibiotics

Lord Soulsby.

in Oxford Textbook of Zoonoses

P ublished online July 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Infectious Diseases; Pharmacology; Epidemiology. 4183 words.

The evolution of resistance to microbes is one of the most significant problems in modern medicine, posing serious threats to human and animal health. The early work on the use of...

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Arenaviruses

Colin R. Howard.

in Oxford Textbook of Zoonoses

P ublished online July 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Infectious Diseases; Epidemiology. 10899 words.

There are few groups of viral zoonoses that have attracted such widespread publicity as the arenaviruses, particularly during the 1960’s and 1970’s when Lassa emerged as a major cause of...

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Babesiosis and malaria

F. E. G. Cox.

in Oxford Textbook of Zoonoses

P ublished online July 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Infectious Diseases; Epidemiology. 6758 words.

Babesiosis and malaria are rare zoonoses that, with new developments in diagnosis and the application of molecular techniques, are becoming increasingly frequently recognised. Babesia...

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