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Author Fong, I. W. (Ignatius W.), author.

Title Emerging zoonoses : a worldwide perspective / I.W. Fong.

Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xv, 250 pages) : color illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Series Emerging infectious diseases of the 21st Century.
Emerging infectious diseases of the 21st century.
Springer Medicine eBooks 2017 English+International.
Contents Front matter -- Pandemic Zoonoses from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century -- Animals and Mechanisms of Disease Transmission -- Swine and Avian Influenza Outbreaks in Recent Times -- Emerging Animal Coronaviruses: First SARS and Now MERS -- Emergence of New Tickborne Infections -- Chikungunya Virus and Zika Virus Expansion: An Imitation of Dengue Virus -- Ebola and Marburg: Out of Africa -- Hepatitis E: A Zoonosis -- Zoonotic Malaria: Plasmodium knowlesi -- Zoonotic Streptococci: A Focus on Streptococcus suis -- New and Emerging Parasitic Zoonoses -- Back matter.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary The book begins with a review of zoonotic pandemics of the past: the "Black Death" or bubonic plague of the Middle Ages, the Spanish Influenza pandemic (derived from avian influenza) of the early 20th century, to the more modern pandemic of AIDS/HIV infection, which originated in Africa from primates. However, the majority of chapters focus on more recent zoonoses, which have been recognized since the late 20th century to the present: SARS and MERS coronaviruses New avian influenza viruses The tick-borne Henan fever virus from China The tick-borne Heartland virus from the United States Recently recognized bacterial pathogens, such as Streptococcus suis from pigs. In addition, reemergence of established zoonoses that have expanded their niche are reviewed, such as the spread of Zika virus and Chikungunya virus to the Western Hemisphere, and the emergence and spread of Ebola virus infection in Africa. A chapter is also devoted to an overview of the mechanisms and various types of animals involved in the transmission of diseases to humans, and the potential means of control and prevention. Many endemic and sporadic diseases are still transmitted by animals, through either direct or indirect contact, and zoonoses are estimated to account for about 75% of all new and emerging infectious diseases. It is predicted by public health experts that the next major pandemic of infectious disease will be of animal origin, making Emerging Zoonoses: A Worldwide Perspective a crucial resource to all health care specialists by providing them with much needed information on these zoonotic diseases.
Other author SpringerLink (Online service), issuing body.
Subject Zoonoses.
Internet Resources.
Electronic book.
Standard Number 10.1007/978-3-319-50890-0
ISBN 9783319508900 (electronic bk.)
3319508903 (electronic bk.)
9783319508887 (print)