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Brucellosis in Humans and Animals.

Author: M J Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Corbel
Publisher: Geneva : World Health Organization, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Brucellosis, also known as ''undulant fever, ''Mediterranean fever'' or ''Malta fever'' is an important human disease in many parts of the world. It is a zoonosis and the infection is almost invariably transmitted to people by direct or indirect contact with infected animals or their products. These Guidelines are designed as a concise, yet comprehensive, statement on brucellosis for public health, veterinary and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: M J Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Corbel
ISBN: 9789240682184 924068218X
OCLC Number: 476082552
Description: 1 online resource (102 pages)
Contents: Principal author, list of contributors; Preface; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; 1. INTRODUCTION; 2. CLINICAL MANIFESTATION; 2.1 The disease in humans; 2.2 The disease in animals; 3. EPIDEMIOLOGY; 3.1 Epidemiology of brucellosis in humans; 3.2 Epidemiology of brucellosis in animals; 4. DIAGNOSIS; 4.1 Diagnosis in humans; 4.2 Diagnosis in animals; 4.3 Remarks on the diagnosis of brucellosis in other species than cattle; 5. TREATMENT OF BRUCELLOSIS IN HUMANS; 5.1 Treatment of uncomplicated brucellosis in adults and children eight years of age and older. 5.2 Principal alternative therapy5.3 Secondary alternative therapy; 5.4 Treatment of complications of brucellosis; 5.5 Treatment of brucellosis during pregnancy; 5.6 Treatment of brucellosis in children less than eight years of age; 5.7 Post-exposure prophylaxis; 5.8 Vaccines and immune system stimulants; 6. PREVENTION OF BRUCELLOSIS IN HUMANS; 6.1 Occupational hygiene; 6.2 Personal hygiene; 6.3 Farm sanitation; 6.4 Prevention of brucellosis under nomadic or migratory conditions; 6.5 Hygienic precautions in meat processing establishments and rendering plants. 6.6 Safety measures in the brucellosis laboratory6.7 Prevention of foodborne brucellosis; 6.8 Vaccines; 6.9 Public health aspects; 7. PREVENTION, CONTROL AND ERADICATION OF BRUCELLOSIS IN ANIMALS; 7.1 Prevention; 7.2 Control; 7.3 Eradication; 8. SURVEILLANCE; 8.1 Surveillance in humans; 8.2 Surveillance in animals; 9. INTERSECTORAL COLLABORATION; REFERENCES; Annex 1 Five keys to safer food; Annex 2 Methodology for health education of the public; Annex 3 Public health education groups for community participation; Annex 4 Tables A.1, A.2, A.3. Annex 5 Bacteriological examination for presence of BrucellaAnnex 6 Serological tests; Annex 7 Intersectoral collaboration strategies for control and prevention of brucellosis --
Table A.4; Annex 8 Recommended standards for surveillance, prevention and control of human brucellosis.

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Brucellosis, also known as ''undulant fever, ''Mediterranean fever'' or ''Malta fever'' is an important human disease in many parts of the world. It is a zoonosis and the infection is almost invariably transmitted to people by direct or indirect contact with infected animals or their products. These Guidelines are designed as a concise, yet comprehensive, statement on brucellosis for public health, veterinary and laboratory personnel without access to specialized services. They are also to be a source of accessible and updated information for such others as nurses, midwives and medical assista.

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