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Rinderpest and Peste des Petits Ruminants
 
 

Rinderpest and Peste des Petits Ruminants, 1st Edition

Virus Plagues of Large and Small Ruminants

 
Rinderpest and Peste des Petits Ruminants, 1st Edition,William Taylor,ISBN9780120883851
 
 
 

  

Barrett   &   Pastoret   

Academic Press

9780120883851

9780080455891

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Key Features

* The history of Rinderpest including the history of vaccines and vaccination
* Details other Morbillaviruses
* Epidemiology and transmission of Rinderpest

Description

Rinderpest and Peste des Petits Ruminants tells the story of how, by the year 2010, scientists are set to globally eradicate one of the great historic plagues that has ravaged human livestock for centuries. Descriptions of the disease in Europe date back to the 4th century and it was regularly re-introduced following wars and other civil unrest until late in the 19th century. It was introduced with devastating effect into Africa towards the end of the 19th century and is now widespread across sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and Southern Asia. Its causative agent, rinderpest virus, a morbillivirus very closely related to human measles virus, decimates the cattle population along with those of other susceptible domestic ruminants and many wildlife species wherever it is present.

Readership

Specialists at veterinary research institutes worldwide and those working in university veterinary departments, virologists, infectious disease specialists, and vaccine researchers

William Taylor

Dr Taylor has had a long and distinguished career in veterinary medicine, much of it devoted to eliminating rinderpest. His early work concentrated on rinderpest and PPR pathogenesis and epidemiology in Africa. Later he developed a vaccine for PPR at Pirbright Laboratory and then went on to become the EU advisor for the rinderpest eradication campaign in India. He now acts as a freelance consultant for the FAO, mainly investigating rinderpest and PPR outbreaks.

Affiliations and Expertise

Freelance consultatnt for FAO, Rome

Rinderpest and Peste des Petits Ruminants, 1st Edition

Preface
General Introduction
Rinderpest, An Old Worldwide Story
Rinderpest in Africa
The Morbilliviruses
Rinderpest and Peste des Petits Ruminants Viruses
The Disease
Epidemiology and Transmission of Rinderpest
Rinderpest and Wildlife, A Controversy
Immunology of Rinderpest: An Immunosuppression but a Lifelong Protection
Old Prophylactic Methods
History of Vaccines and Vaccination
New Generation Vaccines Against Rinderpest and Peste des Petits Ruminants
Towards Eradication of Rinderpest
Conclusions
Glossary
Index
Index of the Key Players in the History of Rinderpest Research
Key References List

Quotes and reviews

"This is a good monograph; no, it is an excellent monograph. ...Interspersed with the science are fascinating chapters on the history of the plagues and their therapies throughout the centuries...This is a good read and worthy of all virologists attention."
- Joe Brownlie, Royal Veterinary College, Hatfield, U.K. for SOCIETY FOR GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY online

"Overall the book is a pleasure to read, and is a valuable resource for researchers on the subject. The book touches on the important milestones of these important diseases and includes a wealth of information on history, diagnosis, control and eradication of rinderpest. The book is suitable for its intended users who are specialists at veterinary research institutes, virologists, infectious disease specialists, and vaccine researchers."
- Dr. F. M. Mohamed, USDA/APHIS/VS/FADDL, Plum Island Animal Disease Center, Greenport, NY for VETERINARY PATHOLOGY (2006)
 
 
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