Oxford Textbook of Zoonoses: Biology, Clinical Practice, and Public Health Control

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S.R. Palmer
OUP Oxford, Jul 14, 2011 - Medical - 884 pages
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Zoonoses are diseases naturally transmissible between vertebrate animals and man including those transmitted by direct contact with infected animals or carcases, by food or water contamination, and by inhalation of infected dust. They are increasingly important in public health issues. Divided into three sections along the lines of bacteriology, parasitology and virology, this book comprehensively provides a systematic, cross disciplinary approach to the science and control of all zoonoses, written by international specialists in human and veterinary medicine. Chapters cover the history of each disease, the scientific basis for the control of zoonoses, the microbiology of the causative agent, pathogenesis, clinical features, symptoms and signs, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. The epidemiology of each disease is described alongside the strategies for prevention and control. Each of these chapters have been updated for the second edition, and the book also includes new chapters on important public health topics such as interdisciplinary or policy issues as well as new chapters on emerging zoonoses such as SARS and other important emerging diseases and trends.

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Professor Palmer is one of the UK's leading public health figures. He is the former Regional Epidemiologist for Wales and was appointed to the Mansel Talbot Chair in Epidemiology and Public Health at the former University of Wales College of Medicine in 1998. He has led field investigations of many zoonoses outbreaks and has published widely on communicable disease control.
In addition to being Head of Department of Epidemiology, Statistics and Public Health at Cardiff University, in April 2003, he joined the new UK Health Protection Agency initially as the founding director of the Chemical Hazards and Poisons Division and Director of the HPA's, Local and Regional Services. Then he was Head of Profession for Epidemiology until June 2010.
On 1st July 2010 Professor Palmer was been appointed Cardiff University's first Archie Cochrane Chair in Epidemiology and Public Heath.

Lord Soulsby was previously Professor of Animal Pathology at the University of Cambridge, UK from 1978 to 1993, and Professor of Parasitology at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA from 1964 to 1978.

Prior to his current position at the Institute of Parasitology of the University of Zurich, Paul Torgerson was a lecturer in Parasitology at the University College Dublin and a research fellow at Cambridge University. He holds a degree in veterinary medicine and a PhD in parasitology, both awarded by the University of Cambridge. He is also a diplomat of the European College of Veterinary Public health.

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