Current Laboratory Techniques In Rabies Diagnosis Research And Prevention

Author: Charles Rupprecht
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128020121
Size: 54.66 MB
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Laboratory Techniques in Rabies Diagnosis, Research and Prevention provides a basic understanding of the current trends in rabies. It establishes a new facility for rabies surveillance, vaccine and antibody manufacturing. It offers clarity about the choice of laboratory methods for diagnosis and virus typing, of systems for producing monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies and of methods for testing potency of vaccines and antibodies. The book covers advancements in the classical methods described as well as recent methods and approaches pertaining to rabies diagnosis and research. Supplies techniques pertaining to rabies diagnosis and research Provides an update on the conventional and modern vaccines for rabies prevention Offers updates on the full length antibodies and antibody fragments for post exposure prophylaxis of rabies Presents technique descriptions that can be used to be compared to industry protocols to identify and establish potential new techniques

Neurovirology

Author: Alex C. Tselis
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 070204539X
Size: 37.16 MB
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This volume in the Handbook of Clinical Neurology series provides a complete review of the history, science and current state of neurovirology. It covers the science and clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of viruses of the brain and central nervous system, and is a trusted resource for scholars, scientists, neuroscientists, neurologists, virologists, and pharmacologists working on neurovirology. Neurovirology has been significantly bolstered by modern technologies such as PCR and MRI with direct impact on isolating viruses and advancing therapeutics based on molecular medicine. These advances are particularly important today with the introduction of emerging and re-emerging diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Nipah encephalitis and the appearance of West Nile encephalitis in the western hemisphere. Detailed coverage of neurovirology from the basic science to clinical presentation Covers advances in neurovirology via polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and MRI technology Covers emerging and re-emerging diseases including HIV/AIDS, Nipah encephalitis, and the appearance of West Nile encephalitis in the western hemisphere

Fundamental Medical Mycology

Author: Errol Reiss
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118101766
Size: 51.70 MB
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Medical mycology deals with those infections in humans, and animals resulting from pathogenic fungi. As a separate discipline, the concepts, methods, diagnosis, and treatment of fungal diseases of humans are specific. Incorporating the very latest information concerning this area of vital interest to research and clinical microbiologists,Fundamental Medical Mycology balances clinical and laboratory knowledge to provide clinical laboratory scientists, medical students, interns, residents, and fellows with in-depth coverage of each fungal disease and its etiologic agents from both the laboratory and clinical perspective. Richly illustrated throughout, the book includes numerous case presentations.

Vaccines For Biodefense And Emerging And Neglected Diseases

Author: Alan D.T. Barrett
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780080919027
Size: 79.25 MB
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The last 20 years has seen a rapid increase in infectious diseases, particularly those that are termed "emerging diseases" such as SARS, "neglected diseases" such as malaria and those that are deemed biothreats such as anthrax. It is well-recognized that the most effective modality for preventing infectious diseases is vaccination. This book provides researchers with a better understanding of what is currently known about these diseases, including whether there is a vaccine available or under development. It also informs readers of the key issues in development of a vaccine for each disease. * Provides a comprehensive treatise of the agents that are responsible for emerging and neglected diseases and those that can be used as biothreats * Includes the processes such as the vaccine development pathway, vaccine manufacturing and regulatory issues that are critical to the generation of these vaccines to the marketplace * Each chapter will include a map of the world showing where that particular disease is naturally found

Basic Epidemiology

Author: R. Bonita
Publisher: World Health Organization
ISBN: 9241547073
Size: 61.53 MB
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Basic epidemiology provides an introduction to the core principles and methods of epidemiology, with a special emphasis on public health applications in developing countries. This edition includes chapters on the nature and uses of epidemiology; the epidemiological approach to defining and measuring the occurrence of health-related states in populations; the strengths and limitations of epidemiological study designs; and the role of epidemiology in evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of health care. The book has a particular emphasis on modifiable environmental factors and encourages the application of epidemiology to the prevention of disease and the promotion of health, including environmental and occupational health.

Current Laboratory Techniques In Rabies Diagnosis Research And Prevention

Author: Charles Rupprecht
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780128019191
Size: 61.21 MB
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Laboratory Techniques in Rabies Diagnosis, Research and Prevention provides a basic understanding of the current trends in rabies. It establishes a new facility for rabies surveillance, vaccine and antibody manufacturing. It offers clarity about the choice of laboratory methods for diagnosis and virus typing, of systems for producing monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies and of methods for testing potency of vaccines and antibodies. The book covers advancements in the classical methods described as well as recent methods and approaches pertaining to rabies diagnosis and research. Supplies techniques pertaining to rabies diagnosis and research Provides an update on the conventional and modern vaccines for rabies prevention Offers updates on the full length antibodies and antibody fragments for post exposure prophylaxis of rabies Presents technique descriptions that can be used to be compared to industry protocols to identify and establish potential new techniques

State Of The World S Vaccines And Immunization

Author: J. M. Maurice
Publisher: World Health Organization
ISBN: 9241563869
Size: 29.68 MB
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This report is a call to action to governments and donors to sustain and increase funding for immunization in order to build upon the progress made so far in meeting the global goals. The price of failure will be counted in children's lives. This new edition of the State of the World's Vaccines and Immunization focuses on the major developments in vaccines and immunization since 2000. Part 1 examines the impact of immunization on efforts to meet the MDGs, especially the goal to reduce deaths among children under five. It looks at the development and use of vaccines and at the safeguards that have been put in place to ensure their safety, efficacy, and quality. It sets out the progress and challenges in meeting the immunization-related global goals, and looks at the cost of scaling up immunization coverage to meet these goals, and efforts to ensure that the achievements are sustainable in the long term. Finally, it looks beyond 2015 to likely changes in the immunization landscape. Part 2 focuses on over 20 vaccine-preventable diseases and reviews progress since 2000 in efforts to protect populations against these diseases through the use of vaccines.

The Science Of Laboratory Diagnosis

Author: John Crocker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047085913X
Size: 20.16 MB
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This fully revised and updated edition of The Science of Laboratory Diagnosis provides a concise description of all common laboratory tests available in medical practice with notes on their application, the accuracy of each test, the historical background to the adoption of various tests and their effectiveness in diagnosis. Well illustrated, with clear headings, tables, flow charts and pathology slides, most in full colour Provides an accessible reference book in which relevant information can be found easily Page design facilitates rapid assimilation of principles and key facts All the chapters have been updated and new material has been introduced to cover recently developed techniques, such as fluid-based cytology, telepathology and proteomics The Science of Laboratory Diagnosis, Second Edition is an essential primary reference source for everyone working in a clinical laboratory. This book is essential reading for pathologists, biomedical scientists, medical laboratory scientific officers and all clinicians involved in laboratory research. Reviews of the First Edition: "The text is concise, wide-ranging and easy to digest. The ease of extraction of the important facts make it an ideal source of information for use in a variety of situations from the postgraduate examination to the clinical directors' board meeting." BULLETIN OF THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF PATHOLOGISTS "The editors have done a marvellous job, more than fulfilling their stated aim of producing a volume describing the multidisciplinary state of modern pathology which will be of interest to a wide range of readers. ... I was particularly impressed by the many tables and flow charts, which can be used as aids to decision making." JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PATHOLOGY "This is an excellent book to dip into and get a feel for techniques used in the other disciplines of pathology." ANNALS OF CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY