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Q Fever

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May 2017
9788793519497
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    River Publishers
  • Published
    2nd May 2017
  • ISBN 9788793519497
  • Language English
  • Pages 217 pp.
  • Size 6.125" x 9.5"
$100.00
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March 2017
9788793519480
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    River Publishers
  • Published
    31st March 2017
  • ISBN 9788793519480
  • Language English
  • Pages 217 pp.
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Q fever is a zoonotic disease caused by the highly infectious pathogen Coxiella burnetii and has global distribution with important health, social and economic implications. A number of other properties and characteristics of the causative agent and disease define Q fever as a lasting and difficult veterinary and epidemiological problem, namely: the adaptability of C. burnetii and its high resistance in the external environment; the possibility of the existence of the agent in three- and two-member parasitic systems; the availability of natural and agricultural foci of infection; peculiarities of pathogenesis in humans and animals and the mechanisms of excretion of the pathogen into the environment; and the high susceptibility of non-immune populations of animals and people.

Summarizing and the scientific facts and analyzing developments about Q Fever, the author goes on to propose a system for monitoring, control, and prevention, covering the main necessary actions, measures, and activities in the fight against this fever. There is an uneven level of knowledge of Q fever in animals and humans in various countries on the planet, while the assessment of the relevance of the problem is often ambiguous and unrealistic in terms of veterinary, medical, social, and economic aspects, which can result in an incomplete diagnosis, inaccurate information about the spread of disease, and lack of purposeful struggle.

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Introduction
1. Historical Notes
2. Etiology and taxonomy
3. Morphological characteristics, development cycle, interaction with cells
4. Ultrastructure of Coxiella burnetii and electronmicroscopic diagnosis of Q fever
5. Isolation and culture of Coxiella burnetii
6. Virulence and pathogenicity
7. Antigens and phase variability
8. Serology
9. Polymerase chain reaction
10. Clinical picture
11. Pathogenesis and pathological morphology
12. Epizootiology and epidemiology
13. Sensitivity to antibiotics and treatment
14. Prevention and control
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Svetoslav P. Martinov

Svetoslav P. Martinov is with the National Diagnostic and Research Veterinary Medical Institute in Sofia, Bulgaria.