Foodborne Parasites by Ynés R. OrtegaFoodborne Parasites by Ynés R. Ortega

Foodborne Parasites

byYnés R. OrtegaEditorCharles R. Sterling

Paperback | June 4, 2019

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The globalization and commercialization of the food system has unintentionally led to the introduction of new foodborne parasites in countries worldwide. Fortunately, advances in detection and control are providing the basis for a better understanding of the biology and control of parasitic infections, and this in turn will likely contribute to the reduction and hopefully elimination of parasitic foodborne outbreaks.

Building on the first edition, this completely revised second edition ofFoodborne Parasitescovers the parasites most associated with foodborne transmission and therefore of greatest global public health relevance. The volume examines protozoa and their subgroups: the amoeba, coccidia, flagellates and ciliates. Chapters also addressTrypanosoma cruzi,recently recognized as an emerging foodborne protozoan. The helminth section is expanded to cover teniasis, cysticercosis, hydatidosis, and the trematodes and nematodes includingAngiostrongylus, which is present worldwide. Finally, the editors examine the burden and risk assessment determinations that have provided a scientific framework for developing policies for the control of foodborne parasites.
Ynes R. Ortega is Associate Professor in Food Parasitology at the Center for Food Safety, University of Georgia. Her research focuses on detection, prevention and control of foodborne parasites. Dr. Ortega participated in the FAO/WHO expert team addressing prioritization of foodborne parasites for risk management. She is a science advi...
Title:Foodborne ParasitesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:375 pagesPublished:June 4, 2019Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319884638

ISBN - 13:9783319884639


Table of Contents

1. Amoeba and Ciliates.- 2. Foodborne Giardia Duodenalis and Typanosoma Cruzi.- 3. Cyclospora Cayetanensis.- 4. Cystoisospora Belli and Sarcocystis spp.- 5. Cryptosporidium and Cryptosporidiosis.- 6. Toxoplasma Gondii.- 7. Angiostrongylus spp. of Public Health Importance.- 8. Anisakiasis.- 9. Trichinella and Others Foodborne Nematodes.- 10. Taeniasis and Cysticercosis.- 11. Echinococcus.- 12. Other Cestoda of Public Health Relevance.- 13. Foodborne Trematodes: Paragonimus and Fasciola.- 14. The Global Impact of Foodborne Parasites.- 15. Burden and Risk Assessment of Foodborne Parasites.