Zoonoses: Viral, Rickettsial and Prion Diseases

by Garg, Sudhi Ranjan

ISBN: 9789351302308
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Imprint : Daya Publishing House
Year : 2021
Price : Rs. 14995.00
Biblio : xvi+430p.,col.,plts.,figs.,tabls.,ind., 25 cm

Author Profile

Dr. Sudhi Ranjan Garg is a senior Professor of Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology in the College of Veterinary Sciences, Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences at Hisar (India). He has also worked as Head of the Department. Dr. Garg completed his Master of Veterinary Sciences in Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology in 1982. He was later awarded Russian Government Scholarship for doctoral studies and obtained Ph.D. from the prestigious All-Russian Institute of Experimental Veterinary Medicine in Moscow in 1991. <BR> Dr. Garg has over 30 years of experience of extensive graduate and postgraduate teaching and research on zoonotic diseases. Dr. Garg is currently engaged in propagating the ‘One Health’ concept in the region.

About The Book

Viral zoonoses include a number of severe diseases that cause encephalitic or haemorrhagic manifestations in human beings. Arthropod vectors play important role in dissemination of many such infections. Rickettsiae, which phylogenetically occupy a position between bacteria and viruses, comprise another important group of zoonotic organisms. These are responsible for a diverse variety of vector-borne diseases. <BR> The present book “ Zoonoses: Viral, Rickettsial and Prion Diseases” aims at developing an understandin of the animal-human-vector-microbe-environment interface and to conceptualize the strategies for prevention, control and elimination of major viral, rickettsial and prion diseases of zoonotic importance, with particular emphasis on the scenario in the developing countries. Simple language and apt illustrations make the contents of the book interesting and easily comprehensible. The book is an excellent learning resource for the students, teachers, researchers, academicians, planners and other professionals dealing with animal health, public health, wildlife management and environmental health. <BR> The professionals and organizations taking up health education programmes will also find it a great help.

Table of Contents

Preface vii <BR> List of Contributors xiii <BR> 1. Zoonoses: Social and Economic Impact 1 <BR> 2. Avian Influenza 8 <BR> 3. Rabies 35 <BR> 4. Japanese Encephalitis 47 <BR> 5. West Nile Virus Infection 68 <BR> 6. Tick-borne Encephalitis 88 <BR> 7. Eastern, Western, and Venezuelan Equine Encephalomyelitis 97 <BR> 8. Rift Valley Fever 114 <BR> 9. Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever 128 <BR> 10. Hantavirus Diseases 141 <BR> 11. Yellow Fever 153 <BR> 12. Kyasanur Forest Disease 167 <BR> 13. Dengue Fever 177 <BR> 14. Omsk Haemorrhagic Fever 189 <BR> 15. Chikungunya Fever 194 <BR> 16. Nipah Encephalitis 209 <BR> 17. Hendra Virus Infection 217 <BR> 18. Lassa Fever 237 <BR> 19. Ebola Haemorrhagic Fever 244 <BR> 20. Marburg Haemorrhagic Fever 255 <BR> 21. Severe Acute Respiratory Disease Syndrome 262 <BR> 22. Rotavirus Infection 269 <BR> 23. Zoonotic Pox Infections 281 <BR> 24. Q Fever 305 <BR> 25. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever 332 <BR> 26. Typhus Fever 342 <BR> 27. Scrub Typhus 349 <BR> 28. Murine Typhus 359 <BR> 29. Ehrlichiosis and Anaplasmosis 368 <BR> 30. Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy 377 <BR> 31. Surveillance, Early Warning and Outbreak Reporting Systems 397 <BR> 32. Genetic Approaches for Zoonoses Control 403 <BR> Index 423