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Handbook of Foodborne Diseases

Edited by: Dongyou Liu

Print publication date:  September  2018
Online publication date:  September  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138036307
eBook ISBN: 9781315230917
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b22030
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Clearly linked to consumption of foods, beverages, and drinking water that contain pathogenic microbes, toxins, or other toxic agents, foodborne diseases have undergone a remarkable change of fortune in recent decades, from once rare and insignificant malaises to headline-grabbing and deadly outbreaks. Unquestionably, several factors have combined to make this happen. These include a prevailing demand for the convenience of ready-to-eat or heat-and-eat manufactured food products that allow ready entry and survival of some robust, temperature-insensitive microorganisms; a drastic reduction in the costs of air, sea, and road transportation that has taken some pathogenic microorganisms to where they were absent previously; an expanding world population that has stretched the boundary of human activity; and an ageing population whose weakened immune functions provide a fertile ground for opportunistic pathogens to invade and thrive.

Given the diversity of causative agents (ranging from viruses, bacteria, yeasts, filamentous fungi, protozoa, helminthes, toxins, to toxic agents), and the ingenuity of pathogenic microbes to evolve through genetic reassortment, horizontal gene transfer, and/or random genetic mutation, it has become an enormous challenge to understand how foodborne agents are able to evade host immune defenses and induce diseases, and also to develop and apply innovative approaches for improved diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of foodborne diseases.

Handbook of Foodborne Diseases summarizes the latest findings on more than 100 foodborne diseases and their causative agents. With contributions from international experts on foodborne pathogens, toxins, and toxic agents research, this volume provides state-of-the-art overviews on foodborne diseases in relation to their etiology, biology, epidemiology, clinical presentation, pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Apart from offering a comprehensive textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate students in food, medical, and veterinary microbiology, this volume constitutes a valuable reference on foodborne diseases for medical professionals and health authorities, and forms an informative educational resource for the general public.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introductory Remarks Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Adenovirus Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Astrovirus Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Avian Influenza Virus Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Enterovirus Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Hepatitis A Virus Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Hepatitis E Virus Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Human Bocavirus Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Human Noroviruses Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Kobuviruses Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Rotavirus Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Sapovirus Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Torovirus Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Prions Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Bacillus Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Clostridium Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Enterococcus: An Important Opportunistic Pathogen—Basic and Clinical Aspects Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Listeria monocytogenes Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Mycobacterium Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Staphylococcus Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Streptococcus and Streptococcal Toxins Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Aeromonas Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Arcobacter Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Bacteroides Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Brucella: A Foodborne Pathogen Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Burkholderia Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Campylobacter Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Coxiella Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Cronobacter: An Opportunistic Pathogen Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Escherichia Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Francisella Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Helicobacter Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Klebsiella spp. as Pathogens: Epidemiology, Pathogenesis, Identification, Treatment, and Prevention Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Leptospira Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Plesiomonas Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Proteus Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Pseudomonas Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Salmonella Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Serratia Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Shigella: Insights into the Clinical Features, Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Treatment Strategies Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Vibrio Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Yersinia Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Candida  Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Debaryomyces  Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Encephalitozoon Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Enterocytozoon Download PDF
Chapter  47:  Mucor and Mucormycosis Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Saccharomyces cerevisiae  Download PDF
Chapter  49:  Acanthamoeba castellanii Download PDF
Chapter  50:  Balantidium coli Download PDF
Chapter  51:  Blastocystis Download PDF
Chapter  52:  Cryptosporidium Download PDF
Chapter  53:  Cyclospora cayetanensis: Portrait of an Intriguing and Enigmatic Protistan Parasite Download PDF
Chapter  54:  Cystoisospora belli Download PDF
Chapter  55:  Dientamoeba fragilis Infection Download PDF
Chapter  56:  Entamoeba histolytica Download PDF
Chapter  57:  Giardia Download PDF
Chapter  58:  Sarcocystis  Download PDF
Chapter  59:  Toxoplasma  Download PDF
Chapter  60:  Trypanosoma cruzi  Download PDF
Chapter  61:  Diphyllobothrium, Adenocephalus, and Diplogonoporus Download PDF
Chapter  62:  Echinococcus and Echinococcosis Download PDF
Chapter  63:  Hymenolepis Download PDF
Chapter  64:  Spirometra Download PDF
Chapter  65:  Taenia Download PDF
Chapter  66:  Clonorchis Download PDF
Chapter  67:  Echinostoma Download PDF
Chapter  68:  Fasciola Download PDF
Chapter  69:  Fasciolopsis Download PDF
Chapter  70:  Heterophyes Download PDF
Chapter  71:  Metagonimus Download PDF
Chapter  72:  Metorchis Download PDF
Chapter  73:  Nanophyetus Download PDF
Chapter  74:  Opisthorchis viverrini Download PDF
Chapter  75:  Paragonimus Download PDF
Chapter  76:  Angiostrongylus Download PDF
Chapter  77:  Anisakis Download PDF
Chapter  78:  Ascaris Download PDF
Chapter  79:  Eustrongylides Download PDF
Chapter  80:  Gnathostoma Download PDF
Chapter  81:  Pseudoterranova Download PDF
Chapter  82:  Toxocara Download PDF
Chapter  83:  Trichinella Download PDF
Chapter  84:  Trichuris Download PDF
Chapter  85:  Aflatoxins Download PDF
Chapter  86:  Ergot Alkaloids Download PDF
Chapter  87:  Fumonisins Download PDF
Chapter  88:  3-Nitropropionate Download PDF
Chapter  89:  Ochratoxins Download PDF
Chapter  90:  Patulin Download PDF
Chapter  91:  Trichothecenes Download PDF
Chapter  92:  Zearalenone: Insights into New Mechanisms in Human Health Download PDF
Chapter  93:  Amatoxin Download PDF
Chapter  94:  Brevetoxin Download PDF
Chapter  95:  Ciguatera: A Treating Physician's Perspective on a Global Illness Download PDF
Chapter  96:  Domoic Acid Download PDF
Chapter  97:  Palytoxin Download PDF
Chapter  98:  Saxitoxin and Related Paralytic Shellfish Toxins Download PDF
Chapter  99:  Scombrotoxin Download PDF
Chapter  100:  Tetrodotoxin Download PDF
Chapter  101:  Cyanogenic Glycosides Download PDF
Chapter  102:  Grayanotoxins Download PDF
Chapter  103:  Myristicin Download PDF
Chapter  104:  Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids Download PDF
Chapter  105:  Solanine (Nightshade Glycoalkaloids) Download PDF
Chapter  106:  Taxines Download PDF
Chapter  107:  Agrochemicals: A Brief Overview Download PDF
Chapter  108:  Food Additives Download PDF
Chapter  109:  Phthalates Download PDF
Chapter  110:  Heavy Metals Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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