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Foot and Mouth Disease

Foot and Mouth Disease

Current Perspectives

  • Author: Francisco Sobrino,Esteban Domingo
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 9780849329517
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 600
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The shock following the recent outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in the UK dispelled the notion that this disease was permanently under control and could be forgotten. FMD proved to be an endemic disease in many countries and continues to pose a major threat to animal health worldwide. The development of more effective and socially acceptable diagnosis and control measures is essential to effectively combat this devastating virus. Foot and Mouth Disease: Current Perspectives benefits researchers by presenting the latest developments resulting from the upsurge in data concerning this disease. Interdisciplinary in its approach, this book offers the first coherent picture of emerging strategies for diagnosis and control. With contributions from respected FMD researchers worldwide, this volume provides comprehensive coverage of the entire spectrum of FMD issues. Topics include genome organization, translation and replication of FMD virus RNA, proteinases, virus particles, clinical signs of FMD, and much more. This book delivers essential information for everyone with an interest in FMD, such as virologists, molecular biologists, biotechnologists, veterinarians, and pharmaceutical and biotech researchers.

Wiley Handbook of Science and Technology for Homeland Security, 4 Volume Set

Wiley Handbook of Science and Technology for Homeland Security, 4 Volume Set

  • Author: John G. Voeller
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0471761303
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 2888
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The Wiley Handbook of Science and Technology for Homeland Security is an essential and timely collection of resources designed to support the effective communication of homeland security research across all disciplines and institutional boundaries. Truly a unique work this 4 volume set focuses on the science behind safety, security, and recovery from both man-made and natural disasters has a broad scope and international focus. The Handbook: Educates researchers in the critical needs of the homeland security and intelligence communities and the potential contributions of their own disciplines Emphasizes the role of fundamental science in creating novel technological solutions Details the international dimensions of homeland security and counterterrorism research Provides guidance on technology diffusion from the laboratory to the field Supports cross-disciplinary dialogue in this field between operational, R&D and consumer communities

Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus

Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus

  • Author: Francisco Sobrino
  • Publisher: Caister Academic Press
  • ISBN: 1910190527
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 444
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Fifteen years after the devastating 2001 European foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreak, the virus causing that shocking episode continues to pose a major threat to animal health worldwide. The development of more effective, sustainable and socially acceptable disease control measures remains a key task. This volume provides essential scientific background on FMD and its etiological agent, FMD virus, as well as comprehensive, interdisciplinary and up-to-date information on basic research findings and applied developments contributing to FMD control. The eighteen chapters have been written by leading FMD researchers. Topics include genome organization, translation and replication, virus-coded proteinases, structure of virus particles, cell receptors and host range, the RNA polymerase, quasispecies dynamics and virus evolution, innate and acquired immune responses, and the clinical signs of FMD and its natural habitats. Further chapters deal with various aspects of disease control such as diagnosis, current and new vaccines, antivirals and models of epidemiology. The role of international organizations in FMD control and the impact of FMDV as a re-emergent virus are also addressed. The book is required reading for everyone involved in FMD and is an important acquisition for all microbiology libraries.

Social and Behavioral Research for Homeland Security

Social and Behavioral Research for Homeland Security

  • Author: John G. Voeller
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118651804
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 85
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Social and Behavioral Research for Homeland Security features articles from the Wiley Handbook of Science and Technology for Homeland Security covering social and psychological aspects of terrorism and counterterrorism efforts from different perspectives. First, it examines the roots of terrorism; second, it explores the consequences of terrorism; then communication, training, and learning development of responders and the public in situations of terror attacks, are discussed.

Animal Viruses

Animal Viruses

Molecular Biology

  • Author: Thomas C. Mettenleiter,Francisco Sobrino
  • Publisher: Horizon Scientific Press
  • ISBN: 1904455220
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 531
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The study of animal viruses contributes to the general understanding of the molecular basis of viral infection. The emergence of the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) virus in the human population, coming from an animal source, highlights the importance of animals in harboring infectious agents. In addition, it has been recognized recently that influenza viruses, which persist in their natural avian host, can directly infect humans. In this book, an international panel of leading virologists provide a state-of-the-art overview of the field, comprehensively detailing the current understanding of viruses, their replication, evolution, and interaction with the host. The authors emphasize strategic and methodological aspects of current research, and provide key related references. Topics include foot-and-mouth disease virus, Pestivirus, Arteriviridae, Coronaviruses (including SARS), Herpesviridae, Paramyxoviridae, influenza viruses, Reoviridae, porcine circoviruses, Asfarviridae and much more.

Influenza Virology

Influenza Virology

Current Topics

  • Author: Yoshihiro Kawaoka
  • Publisher: Horizon Scientific Press
  • ISBN: 9781904455066
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 367
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Three times in the last century, influenza viruses have undergone major genetic changes resulting in global pandemics that had devastating effects. The most infamous pandemic was the "Spanish Flu" which affected up to 25% of the world population and is thought to have killed at least 40 million people. In 1997 and 2003, a new influenza A virus of H5N1 subtype emerged in Asia and was transmitted directly from birds to humans with lethal outcomes. Despite monumental efforts to contain them, the H5N1 viruses expanded their territory and caused a major outbreak in wild waterfowl in China in 2005. Despite extensive, coordinated efforts by various agencies and disciplines, both national and international, we are ill-equipped for a new influenza pandemic. In fact, it is highly unlikely that adequate supplies of vaccine for the H5N1 viruses will be prepared prior to the occurrence of the next pandemic. To combat the outbreaks that will undoubtedly occur in the near future, a better understanding of influenza virus itself is urgently needed along with a greater knowledge of the virus-host interaction and mechanisms of drug resistance. In this timely book, world renown scientists - including the 1996 Nobel Prize winner, Peter Doherty - critically review the most important issues in this rapidly expanding field. Coverage includes analysis of influenza RNP, viral entry and intracellular transport, epidemiology, host range and pathogenicity, antivirals, vaccines, H5 viruses, and much more.

Index Veterinarius

Index Veterinarius

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Veterinary medicine
  • Page: N.A
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Proceedings of the First OIE/FAO Global Conference on Foot and Mouth Disease

Proceedings of the First OIE/FAO Global Conference on Foot and Mouth Disease

The Way Towards Global Control : 24-26 June 2009, Asunción, Paraguay

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: World Organization for Animal
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 191
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Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London

Series B.

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Meteorology
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Conservation and Development Interventions at the Wildlife/livestock Interface

Conservation and Development Interventions at the Wildlife/livestock Interface

Implications for Wildlife, Livestock and Human Health : Proceedings of the Southern and East African Experts Panel on Designing Successful Conservation and Development Interventions at the Wildlife/Livestock Interface : Implications for Wildlife, Livestock and Human Health, AHEAD (Animal Health for the Environment And Development) Forum, IUCN Vth World Parks Congress, Durban, South Africa, 14th and 15th September 2003

  • Author: Steven A. Osofsky
  • Publisher: IUCN
  • ISBN: 9782831708645
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 220
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During a forum held at the Vth IUCN World Parks Congress in South Africa in 2003, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the IUCN SSC Veterinary and Southern Africa Sustainable Use Specialist Groups (VSG and SASUSG) brought together nearly 80 experts from Africa and beyond to develop ways to tackle the immense health-related conservation and development challenges at the wildlife/domestic animal/human interface facing East and Southern Africa today, and tomorrow. This volume focuses on several themes of critical importance to the future of animal agriculture, wildlife, and, of course, people: competition over grazing and water resources, disease mitigation, local and global food security and other potential sources of conflict related to the overall challenges of land-use planning and the pervasive reality of resource constraints. This publication seeks to draw attention to the need to move towards a ?one health” perspective ? an approach that was the foundation of the discussions in Durban, and a theme pervading these thought-provoking, insightful, and practical Proceedings.

Desk Encyclopedia Animal and Bacterial Virology

Desk Encyclopedia Animal and Bacterial Virology

  • Author: Brian W.J. Mahy,Marc H.V. van Regenmortel
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • ISBN: 9780123751454
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 646
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This volume contains 81 chapters that relate to veterinary and bacterial virology. The first section describes general features of farm and other animals of agricultural importance. The following three sections detail other animal viruses, avian viruses, and viruses affecting aquatic species such as fish and crustaceans. The Section five deals with viruses which infect bacteria. The most comprehensive single-volume source providing an overview of virology issues related to animal and bateria Bridges the gap between basic undergraduate texts and specialized reviews Concise and general overviews of important topics within the field will help in preparation of lectures, writing reports, or drafting grant applications

Journal of Virology

Journal of Virology

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Virology
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A Textbook of Biotechnology

A Textbook of Biotechnology

  • Author: Zahoorullah S MD
  • Publisher: SM Online Publishers LLC
  • ISBN: 0996274537
  • Category: Medical
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Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems

Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 0080931391
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 464
  • View: 2951
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Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems, Second Edition addresses important issues by examining topics of global agriculture and food systems that are key to understanding the challenges we face. Questions it addresses include: Will we be able to produce enough food to meet the increasing dietary needs and wants of the additional two billion people expected to inhabit our planet by 2050? Will we be able to meet the need for so much more food while simultaneously reducing adverse environmental effects of today’s agriculture practices? Will we be able to produce the additional food using less land and water than we use now? These are among the most important challenges that face our planet in the coming decades. The broad themes of food systems and people, agriculture and the environment, the science of agriculture, agricultural products, and agricultural production systems are covered in more than 200 separate chapters of this work. The book provides information that serves as the foundation for discussion of the food and environment challenges of the world. An international group of highly respected authors addresses these issues from a global perspective and provides the background, references, and linkages for further exploration of each of topics of this comprehensive work. Addresses important challenges of sustainability and efficiency from a global perspective. Takes a detailed look at the important issues affecting the agricultural and food industries today. Full colour throughout.

Journal of the Royal Society, Interface

Journal of the Royal Society, Interface

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Physical sciences
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Veterinary and Human Toxicology

Veterinary and Human Toxicology

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Veterinary toxicology
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Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology

Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Immunity
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  • View: 8155
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Bibliography of Agriculture

Bibliography of Agriculture

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Agriculture
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 5874
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MRSA

MRSA

Current Perspectives

  • Author: Ad C. Fluit,Franz-Josef Schmitz
  • Publisher: Horizon Scientific Press
  • ISBN: 9780954246457
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 365
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Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains are notorious for causing wound infections after surgery and can be especially difficult to combat. The 11 contributions in this collection describe laboratory techniques for detecting MRSA, molecular approaches for epidemiological character