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Main description:

This volume covers all aspects of infection by pathogenic Leptospira species, the causative agents of the world’s most widespread zoonosis. Topics include aspects of human and animal leptospirosis as well as detailed analyses of our current knowledge of leptospiral structure and physiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, genomics, immunity and vaccines. Updates are presented on leptospiral systematics, identification and diagnostics, as well as practical information on culture of Leptospira. Contact information is also provided for Leptospira reference centers.

All chapters were written by experts in the field, providing an invaluable reference source for scientists, veterinarians, clinicians and all others with an interest in leptospirosis.


Feature:

Brings together the world's leading experts in the field of Leptospira

Provides understanding of host-pathogen interactions in leptospirosis at the cellular and molecular level

Covers all aspects of Leptospira and leptospirosis, from taxonomy, practical aspects of human and animal infections and management, through to the most recent developments in genomics and in understanding immunity and pathogenesis   ​


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This volume covers all aspects of infection by pathogenic Leptospira species, the causative agents of the world’s most widespread zoonosis. Topics include aspects of human and animal leptospirosis as well as detailed analyses of our current knowledge of leptospiral structure and physiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, genomics, immunity and vaccines. Updates are presented on leptospiral systematics, identification and diagnostics, as well as practical information on culture of Leptospira. Contact information is also provided for Leptospira reference centers.
All chapters were written by experts in the field, providing an invaluable reference source for scientists, veterinarians, clinicians and all others with an interest in leptospirosis.

 


Contents:

History of Leptospirosis and Leptospira

Ben Adler

 

Systematics of Leptospiraceae

Paul N. Levett

 

Leptospiral Structure, Physiology and Metabolism

Caroline E. Cameron

 

Genomics, Proteomics and Genetics of Leptospira

Mathieu Picardeau

 

Leptospirosis in Humans

David A. Haake and Paul N. Levett

 

Animal Leptospirosis

William A. Ellis

 

The Molecular Basis of Leptospiral Pathogenesis

Gerald L. Murray 

 

The Leptospiral Outer Membrane

David A. Haake and Wolfram R. Zückert

 

Host response to Leptospira Infection

Richard L. Zuerner

 

Vaccines Against Leptospirosis

Ben Adler

 

The Role of Leptospirosis Reference Laboratories

Rudy A Hartskeerl and Lee D Smythe


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9783662450581
Publisher: Springer (Springer Berlin Heidelberg)
Publication date: November, 2014
Pages: 200
Weight: 619g
Availability: POD
Subcategories: Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology
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“Written by experts in the field, this book reviews the existing knowledge of various aspects … and current information gleaned as a result of the availability of genomic sequences. … The audience includes veterinarians, public health personnel, clinicians, pathologists, and graduate students. All chapters are written by experts in the field, providing an invaluable reference for this audience.” (Deoki N. Tripathy, Doody’s Book Reviews, February, 2015)