Rinderpest And Peste Des Petits Ruminants: Virus Plagues Of Large And Small Ruminants

Other | November 1, 2005

byTaylor, William P., William P. Taylor

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Rinderpest and Peste des Petits Ruminantstells 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.

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

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Rinderpest and Peste des Petits Ruminantstells 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 civi...

Professor Pastoret is a former Director of the Institute for Animal Health and is now a consultant to the BBSRC on animal health issues. He is an internationally renowned researcher, specialising in viral diseases and in immunology and vaccination, and was closely involved in the development of effective strategies for rabies control i...

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Format:OtherDimensions:288 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:November 1, 2005Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0080455891

ISBN - 13:9780080455891

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Table of Contents

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