Zoonoses and Communicable Diseases Common to Man and Animals Edition 3Volume 2 — Chlamydioses, Rickettsioses, and Viroses
In recent years, zoonoses and communicable diseases common to man and animals have gained increasing attention worldwide. Human diseases that have their origins in infected animals—such as AIDS, SARS, and Creutzfeldt-Jakob—have highlighted the need for a better understanding of animal diseases.
The ease and speed of modern travel facilitates
the spread of diseases once confined to specific geographic areas, as recently
occurred with the Covid-19 epidemic. Animal migration and trade pose a similar
threat, as was shown by the outbreaks in the United States of West Nile fever
and monkeypox—two diseases not previously known in the Western Hemisphere. Each
of these examples highlights the need for accurate, up-to-date information,
such as that presented here in the latest edition of Zoonoses and Communicable Diseases Common to Man and Animals.
This edition, published for the first time in
three volumes, covers:
The books provide a detailed overview of the
most important historic and emerging zoonotic diseases, such as Ebola
hemorrhagic fever, foot-and-mouth disease, influenza, giardiasis, Japanese
encephalitis, shigellosis, and spongiform encephalopathies, with information
ranging from their first appearance and most important outbreaks to the latest
scientific knowledge of the diseases and their causative agents. The chapters
provide the following key information on each disease: etiology geographic
distribution symptoms and occurrence in man and animals source of infection and
mode of transmission role of animals in its epidemiology diagnostic techniques,
and prevention and control measures Numerous tables and figures diagramming
modes of transmission complement the text.
The book is an essential tool for biologists, parasitologists, virologists, veterinarians, doctors, epidemiologists, and workers in public health and animal health institutions, as well as for teachers, researchers, and students in these fields. All of them will find valuable material to enrich their collection of reference works in the third edition of Zoonoses and communicable diseases common to man and animals.