Lyme Borreliosis

Biology, Epidemiology and Control

October 2002
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  • Published
    4th October 2002
  • ISBN 9780851996325
  • Language English
  • Pages 480 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.25"

Lyme borreliosi,s commonly known as lyme disease, is now acknowledged as the most highly prevalent arthropod-borne human disease in northern temperate regions of the world. This book describes the basic characteristics of the disease, the biology of the pathogens in their vectors and vertebrate hosts, their ecology in different regions of the world and the global epidemiology of the disease. The final chapters address the prevention and control measures that have resulted from this knowledge.

"The editors have done a remarkable job of selecting authors whose experience spans the entire modern history of the disease. The result is a volume that meets the stated goal of reviewing the literature from disparate sources and making it available in a single publication."

- The Quarterly Review of Biology

"This explosion of truly multi-disciplinary information is gathered into this book. As well as adding to our specific knowledge of Lyme borreliosis, parts of this book also push back the frontiers of our general understanding of the biology of microbes and their transmission systems."

- Parasitology

"In summary, the book is a source of a wealth of information for all who are interested in the complex disease of Lyme borreliosis, not only for those working scientifically but also for all teaching microbiology. The book should have its place in every microbiological library."

- International Journal of Medical Microbiology

"This book brings together a wealth of expertise with chapters written by authors from Institutes, Universities and Government agencies located in many countries throughout the world. This breadth of knowledge and diverse experience has resulted in a book that not only covers all aspects of the borreliosis, but also provides a truly international perspective on the disease. This is certainly a book that has a place on the shelf of all of those interested in Lyme disease."

- Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases

"This is scholarly and very valuable account of Lyme Borreliosis and as such is recommended to both experts in the fields of tick-borne infections and others with interests in parasitology, medical arthropods, zoology or public health."

- Annals of Tropical Medicine & Parasitology

"Highly recommended not only for those working on Lyme borreliosis, but also for scientists working n the ecology and molecular epidemiology of other tick-borne diseases."

- ICTTD Newsletter

"This book provides an excellent comprehensive review of the biology of Lyme borreliosis."

- Clinical Infectious Diseases

"A valuable, informative and interesting book that was sorely needed. I enthusiastically recommend it."

- Journal of Parasitology

"This book is an admirable presentation of what is known of the ecology of Lyme Borreliosis."

- Journal of Vector Ecology

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