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Abbott, Rachel C.

Overview
Works: 4 works in 6 publications in 1 language and 660 library holdings
Roles: Editor, Author
Classifications: RA644.P7, 616.9654
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Most widely held works by Rachel C Abbott
Plague by Rachel C Abbott( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toxoplasmosis by Dolores E Hill( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii), one of the better known and more widespread zoonotic diseases, originated in wildlife species and is now well established as a human malady. Food- and waterborne zoonoses, such as toxoplasmosis, are receiving increasing attention as components of disease emergence and resurgence. Toxoplasmosis is transmitted to humans via consumption of contaminated food or water, and nearly one-third of humanity has been exposed to this parasite. The role of wildlife in this transmission process is becoming more clearly known and is outlined in this report. This zoonotic disease also causes problems in wildlife species across the globe. Future generations of humans will continue to be jeopardized by toxoplasmosis infections in addition to many of the other zoonotic diseases that have emerged during the past century. Through monitoring toxoplasmosis infection levels in wildlife populations, we will be better able to predict future human infection levels of this important zoonotic disease
Anisakiosis and pseudoterranovosis by Lena N Measures( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trichinosis by Bill Foreyt( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Trichinosis, or trichinellosis, is one of the most widespread global parasitic diseases of humans and animals. This ancient disease is caused by the larval stage of parasitic roundworms (nematodes) in the genus Trichinella. Often called the "trichina worm," this parasite is considered to be the king of the parasite community, because it has adapted to an extremely wide range of hosts including domestic animals, wildlife, and humans. Trichinella spiralis is the usual cause of the disease in humans, but humans and many other mammals, birds, and reptiles also can be infected with other species or strains of Trichinella. Regardless of climate and environments, a wide variety of hosts on most continents are infected. Trichinella is transmitted through the ingestion of infected meat, primarily through predation or cannibalism of raw meat, and this ensures survival of the parasite in a wide variety of hosts. Humans become infected only by eating improperly cooked meat that contains infective larvae. While most people have only mild symptoms after infection, when high numbers of larvae are ingested trichinosis can cause serious disease, as well as death. Although trichinosis has been historically associated with pork, it is now emerging as a more widespread food-borne zoonosis as the consumption of wild game meat increases."--Summary
 
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