Mycobacterium bovis Infection in Animals and Humans, Second Edition
Edited by: Charles O. Thoen, DVM, PhD; James H. Steele, DVM, MPH; Michael J. Gilsdorf

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For veterinarians traveling to second and third-world countries, this book would be essential in preparing them for the rigors of dealing with Mycobacterium bovis.

Publisher's Description

"Written by tuberculosis specialists from around the world, this book is the most comprehensive collection of timely information regarding Mycobacterium bovis in any single source.

The chapters are organized for quick access to well-indexed topics, and extensive reference lists are included to aid infectious disease specialists, regulatory officials, diagnosticians, researchers, or public health workers interested in M. bovis.

This international reference includes the most current information on mechanisms of virulence of tubercle bacilli and immunologic and biochemical responses of the host involved in resistance. The book includes information on the diagnosis and application of the latest molecular techniques in epidemiologic investigations. Included are chapters on the economic impact of outbreaks of M. bovis in alternate species on control programs in domestic animals. There are also contributions by representatives of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, PAHO of the World Health Organization, The Centers for Disease Control, and The University of Texas Health Center.

This excellent reference is an invaluable aid to clinicians dealing directly with tuberculosis, as well as to government regulatory personnel, professional and graduate students, and instructors in basic and allied health sciences."

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Public Health Significance of M. bovis
  3. Human TB due to M. bovis in Latin America and the Caribbean
  4. Pathogenesis
  5. Epidemiology
  6. Diagnosis Tests for Bovine Tuberculosis
  7. Molecular Techniques: Applications in Epidemiologic Studies
  8. PCR Detection of M. tuberculosis Complex in Formalin Fixed Tissues
  9. Economics of Bovine Tuberculosis
  10. A Tuberculosis Outbreak in Farmed Deer in Sweden and its Economic Consequences
  11. Benefits and Cost Assessment of the U. S. Bovine Tuberculosis Eradication Program
  12. The Fall and Rise of Bovine Tuberculosis in Great Britain
  13. Economic Significance of Bovine Tuberculosis in Italy and Impact of Mycobacterium bovis Infection in Wild Swine
  14. The Impact of Wildlife Reservoirs on M. bovis on Programs for the Eradication of Tuberculosis in Cattle in Ireland
  15. Controls and Eradication of Bovine Tuberculosis in Central Europe
  16. Bovine Tuberculosis in Latin America and the Caribbean
  17. The Status of Mycobacterium bovis in India
  18. Bovine Tuberculosis in Russia and the Former States of the Soviet Union
  19. Mycobacterium bovis in Africa
  20. Current Challenges and Impacts to the U.S. National Bovine Tuberculosis Eradication Program
  21. Impact of Bovine Tuberculosis in Wildlife on a National Eradication Program (Canada)
  22. The Bovine Tuerculosis Program in South Africa
  23. Bovine Tuberculosis in China
  24. Mycobacterium bovis Infections in Cattles in Germany
  25. Tuberculosis in Captive Wild Animals
  26. Tuberculosis in Fur Seals and Sea Lions Caused by Mycobacterium pinnipedii
  27. Tuberculosis in Non-human Primates
  28. DNA Vaccines against Tuberculosis
  29. Bovine Tuberculosis: Environmental Public Health Preparedness Considerations for the Future
  30. Index

Editor Information

Charles O. Thoen, DVM, PhD is Professor of the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University. Dr. Thoen is former Chairman of the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Preventative Medicine at Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, Chairman of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Scientific Committee on Tuberculosis in Animals, and former Chairman of the World Health Organization Committee on Animal Tuberculosis.

James H. Steele DVM, MPH, is Professor Emeritus, Environmental Health, The University of Texas-Houston, School of Public Health, Center for Infectious Diseases, Houston, TX. Dr. Steele was formerly Chief Veterinary Officer, Assistant Surgeon General, U. S. Public Health Service; Consult to United Nations agencies, World Health Organization, Food and Agriculture Organization, Pan American Health Organization, International Atomic Energy Organization, and World Bank.

Michael J. Gilsdorf is Director at National Center for Animal Health Programs - Eradication and Surveillance, USDA, APHIS, VS, Riverdale, Maryland.

Blackwell Publishers (2006).

Pages: 329.

ISBN: 9780813809199.


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Date Published: February 12, 2008

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