Mycobacterium Bovis Infection in Animals and Humans

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Charles O. Thoen, James H. Steele, Michael J. Gilsdorf
Wiley, Apr 3, 2006 - Medical - 329 pages
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Written by tuberculosis specialists from around the world, Mycobacterium Bovis Infection in Animals and Humans, Second Edition remains 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

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About the author (2006)

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.

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