Infectious Diseases Diagnosis: Current Status and Future Trends by H. V. SmithInfectious Diseases Diagnosis: Current Status and Future Trends by H. V. Smith

Infectious Diseases Diagnosis: Current Status and Future Trends

EditorH. V. Smith, W. H. Stimson, L. H. Chappell

Paperback | January 28, 2000

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The diagnosis of infectious agents in humans and animals and the detection of pathogens in food and water are not without problems and often difficult to validate. The methods currently in use range from simple, easily managed, and routine techniques to extremely complex cutting edge technologies of modern molecular biology and high-throughput miniaturized methods. There is a clear need for rapid, accurate, and unambiguous results. This volume considers the principles behind such diverse methods and describes in some detail how diagnostic and detection methods are employed. The first section of this book discusses prions, viruses, protozoa, and helminth parasites both in host organisms and in food, drinking water and the environment. The second part focuses on future trends in diagnosis by examining emerging pathogens, the risk assessment of water-borne pathogens, and the development of exciting new micromethods.

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Title:Infectious Diseases Diagnosis: Current Status and Future TrendsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:220 pages, 11.69 × 8.27 × 0.47 inPublished:January 28, 2000Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0521785073

ISBN - 13:9780521785075

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List of contributions; Part I. Current Status: 1. The diagnosis of prion diseases; 2. The evolution of immunoassay technology; 3. Detection of viruses in livestock; 4. Diagnosis of schistosomiasis: antibody detection, with notes on parasitological and antigen detection methods; 5. Molecular and immunodiagnosis of human filarial nematode infections; 6. Molecular detection of parasitic protozoa; 7. Molecular diagnosis of parasitic nematodes; 8. Detection of parasites in food; 9. Detection of parasites in the environment; Part II. Future Trends: 10. Emerging pathogens - Isospora, Cyclospora and microsporidia; 11. Overview and significance of molecular methods: what role for molecular epidemiology?; 12. Electrorotation and dielectrophoresis; 13. Future trends in diagnosis using laboratory-on-a-chip technologies; 14. Risk assessment of waterborne protozoa: current status and future trends.