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Foodborne parasites

Author: Ynes R Ortega
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2006.
Series: Food microbiology and food safety series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offering an understanding of the biology and control of parasitic infections, this text examines the two major parasite groups that are transmitted via water or foods: the protozoa, which are single celled organisms, and the helminths. Each chapter covers the biology, mechanisms of pathogenesis, treatment, and inactivation of these parasites.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Foodborne parasites.
New York : Springer, ©2006
(DLC) 2006921159
(OCoLC)70114374
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ynes R Ortega
ISBN: 9780387311975 0387311971 0387300686 9780387300689
OCLC Number: 209917774
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 289 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
Chapter 1. Amoeba and Ciliates --
1.1 Preface --
1.2 Amoeba --
1.2.1 Entamoeba histolytica --
1.3 Dientamoeba fragilis --
1.3.1 Morphology and Transmission --
1.3.2 Therapy --
1.4 Nonpathogenic Amoeba --
1.4.1 Entamoeba hartmanni --
1.4.2 Entamoeba coli --
1.4.3 Endolimax nana --
1.4.4 Iodamoeba butschlii --
1.5 Free-Living Amoebae --
1.6 Ciliates --
1.6.1 Life Cycle and Morphology --
1.6.2 Clinical Significance --
1.6.3 Diagnosis and Treatment --
1.6.4 Epidemiology and Prevention --
References --
Chapter 2. The Biology of Giardia Parasites --
2.1 Preface --
2.2 Biology --
2.3 Detection and Classification of Giardia --
2.3.1 Detection Methods --
2.3.2 Classification of G. intestinalis --
2.3.3 Genotyping of G. intestinalis --
2.4 Transmission and Epidemiology --
2.4.1 Human --
2.4.2 Environmental --
2.5 Control and Treatment --
References --
Chapter 3. Coccidian Parasites --
3.1 Preface --
3.2 Background/History --
3.3 Biology --
3.4 Clinical Significance --
3.5 Transmission and Epidemiology --
3.5.1 Cyclospora --
3.5.2 Isospora --
3.5.3 Sarcocystis --
3.6 Diagnosis --
3.7 Treatment and Control --
References --
Chapter 4. Cryptosporidium and Cryptosporidiosis --
4.1 Preface --
4.2 Taxonomy --
4.3 Life Cycle and Developmental Biology --
4.4 Epidemiology and Transmission --
4.4.1 Cryptosporidiosis in Immunocompetent Persons --
4.4.2 Cryptosporidiosis in Immunocompromised Persons --
4.4.3 Transmission Routes and Infection Sources: Anthroponotic Versus Zoonotic Transmission --
4.4.4 Waterborne Transmission --
4.4.5 Foodborne Transmission --
4.5 Detection and Diagnosis --
4.5.1 Serologic Methods --
4.5.2 Methods for Detection of Cryptosporidium in Stool Specimens --
4.5.3 Methods for Detection of Cryptosporidium Oocysts in Environmental Samples --
4.6 Treatment --
4.7 Control of Cryptosporidium Contamination in Water and Food --
References --
Chapter 5. Toxoplasmosis --
5.1 Preface --
5.2 Parasite Description --
5.3 Life Cycle --
5.4 Transmission --
5.5 Identification --
5.5.1 Molecular Assays --
5.5.2 Riboprinting --
5.6 Pathogenicity --
5.7 Epidemiology --
5.7.1 Humans --
5.7.2 Swine --
5.7.3 Poultry --
5.7.4 Sheep and Goats --
5.7.5 Other Animal Species --
5.8 Treatment --
5.9 Inactivation --
References --
Chapter 6. Food-Borne Nematode Infections --
6.1 Preface --
6.2 Trichinella spp. --
6.2.1 Background --
6.2.2 Speciation --
6.2.3 Life Cycle --
6.2.4 Epidemiology --
6.2.5 Human Trichinellosis-Epidemiology --
6.2.6 Clinical Manifestations --
6.2.7 Diagnosis and Treatment --
6.2.8 Prevention and Control --
6.3 Anisakis simplex and Related Species --
6.3.1 Background --
6.3.2 Life Cycle --
6.3.3 Epidemiology --
6.3.4 Clinical Manifes.
Series Title: Food microbiology and food safety series.
Responsibility: edited by Ynes R. Ortega.
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