Cryptosporidium and Cryptosporidiosis

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Ronald Fayer
CRC Press, 1997 M01 14 - 272 pages
Cryptosporidiosis is a parasitic disease that strikes humans and domestic animals, ranging from isolated occurrences to epidemics. Infection caused by this parasite can lead to enteric disease and other debilitating conditions that can be life-threatening in immunocompromised animals and humans. Increased recognition of the seriousness of cryptosporidiosis has aroused the concern of public health, medical, veterinary, and research communities. Cryptosporidium and Cryptosporidiosis is the only text to specifically address this disease-its diagnosis, epidemiology, waterborne events, prevention and treatment, immunity, biochemistry, cultivation, laboratory animal models, and molecular biology. This book summarizes data on taxonomy, life cycles, morphology, host species, and control methods of cryptosporidiosis. It addresses the latest industry trends-developing disinfectants, medications, and water purification methods-and also academic trends-diagnostics, immune responses, biochemistry, and molecular biology research.

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Contents

Hosts
10
Chapter 1
28
Prevention Control and Treatment
30
Diagnosis
43
Chapter 3
65
Incidence Outbreaks and Treatment Strategies
93
Human and Animal
111
Chapter 6
129
Biochemistry of Cryptosporidium
163
Chapter 8
181
Laboratory Models of Cryptosporidiosis
209
Chapter 10
225
TAXONOMY
249
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