Food Microbiology and Food Safety

Foodborne Parasites

Editors: Ortega, Ynés R. (Ed.)

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  • Reviews the two major parasite groups that are transmitted via water or food
  • Serves as a reference book for students and professionals in food science as well as public health
  • Offers advice on the treatment of diseases, and control of parasites
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Microbiologists are being challenged as foodborne outbreaks are increasingly being observed worldwide. Most of these outbreaks are associated with viral and bacterial pathogens such as Campylobacter, Salmonella, and lately Escherichia coli O157:H7, which emerged in the 1990s. Although parasites have been evolving with Man since antiquity, the control and eradication of these diseases are still far from being achieved. They are more frequently being reported in the literature as causative agents of food and waterborne illnesses.

Foodborne Parasites examines the two major parasite groups that are transmitted via water or foods: the protozoa, which are single celled organisms, and the helminths. The helminths are classified in three sub groups: cestodes (tapeworms), nematodes (round worms), and trematodes (flukes). To better understand their significance, each chapter covers the biology, mechanisms of pathogenesis, epidemiology, treatment, and inactivation of these parasites.

This important new text is crucial to a better understanding of the biology and control of parasitic infections necessary to reduce and eliminate future outbreaks in the U.S. and elsewhere.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Amoeba and Ciliates

    Pages 1-14

    Ortega, Ynes R.

  • The Biology of Giardia Parasites

    Pages 15-32

    Sulaiman, Irshad M. (et al.)

  • Coccidian Parasites

    Pages 33-55

    Cama, Vitaliano

  • Cryptosporidium and Cryptosporidiosis

    Pages 57-108

    Xiao, Lihua (et al.)

  • Toxoplasmosis

    Pages 109-133

    Ortega, Ynes R.

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eBook $169.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $219.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Foodborne Parasites
Editors
  • Ynés R. Ortega
Series Title
Food Microbiology and Food Safety
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-31197-5
DOI
10.1007/0-387-31197-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-4015-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 284
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