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Rinderpest and peste des petits ruminants : virus plagues of large and small ruminants

Author: Thomas Barrett; Paul-Pierre Pastoret; William P Taylor; Gordon Scott; A Provost
Publisher: London ; Burlington, MA : Academic, ©2006.
Series: Biology of animal infections.
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Rinderpest and Peste des Petits Ruminants tells the story of how, by the year 2010, scientists are set to globally eradicate one of the great historic plagues that has ravaged human livestock for centuries. Descriptions of the disease in Europe date back to the 4th century and it was regularly re-introduced following wars and other civil unrest until late in the 19th century. It was introduced with devastating  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Rinderpest and peste des petits ruminants.
London ; Burlington, MA : Academic, ©2006
(OCoLC)61424767
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Barrett; Paul-Pierre Pastoret; William P Taylor; Gordon Scott; A Provost
ISBN: 9780120883851 0120883856 0080455891 9780080455891
OCLC Number: 162569523
Notes: "Dedicated to the memory of Drs Gordon Scott (1923-2004) and Alain Provost (1930-2002)"--Page v.
Description: 1 online resource (xxxiii, 341 pages, [11] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color).
Contents: Preface --
General Introduction --
Rinderpest, An Old Worldwide Story --
Rinderpest in Africa --
The Morbilliviruses --
Rinderpest and Peste des Petits Ruminants Viruses --
The Disease --
Epidemiology and Transmission of Rinderpest --
Rinderpest and Wildlife, A Controversy --
Immunology of Rinderpest: An Immunosuppression but a Lifelong Protection --
Old Prophylactic Methods --
History of Vaccines and Vaccination --
New Generation Vaccines Against Rinderpest and Peste des Petits Ruminants --
Towards Eradication of Rinderpest --
Conclusions --
Glossary --
Index --
Index of the Key Players in the History of Rinderpest Research --
Key References List.
Series Title: Biology of animal infections.
Other Titles: Virus plagues of large and small ruminants
Responsibility: edited by Thomas Barrett, Paul-Pierre Pastoret and William P. Taylor.

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Rinderpest, one of the great historic plagues, was introduced with devastating effect into Africa towards the end of the 19th century. Its causative agent, rinderpest virus, a morbillivirus very  Read more...

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