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Editors: Smithe, Lucy T.
Book Description:
Tuberculosis, the disease that the World Health Organization has recently declared a global emergency, was supposedly defeated by antibiotics half a century ago. It has returned in a highly contagious and fatal new form that cannot be treated with conventional drugs. Multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB), could cause some 10 million deaths over the next decade and is thriving in the overcrowded prisons of the former Soviet Union.
The virtual collapse of the world's borders means that refugees, tourists, immigrants, business travelers, and others can spread the TB bacillus very efficiently. London, for example, has experienced a 100% increase in reported cases in the past 10 years. This new book covers covers all aspects of the disease: epidemiology, microbiology, diagnosis, treatment, control and prevention. Leading research is presented from centers around the world.

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Chapter 1 - New Trends In Treatment Of Tuberculosis (pp. 1-46)
Authors / Editors: Yew, W. W. and Leung, C. C. (Grantham Hospital, Hong Kong, CHINA)

Chapter 2 - Progress Towards The Development Of New Anti-Tuberculosis Vaccines (pp. 47-76)
Authors / Editors: Mustafa, Abu Salim (Kuwait University, Kuwait)

Chapter 3 - Bacille Calmette-Guérin - The Honorable Daughter Of Wayward Parents (pp. 77-120)
Authors / Editors: Grange, John M. (Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, UK)

Chapter 4 - Mycobacterium Bovis Bcg-Based Vaccination Approaches (pp. 121-140)
Authors / Editors: Dietrich, Guido (Berna Biotech Ltd., Berne, Switzerland)

Chapter 5 - The Prospects Of Mucosal Vaccination Against Pulmonary Tuberculosis (pp. 141-164)
Authors / Editors: Santosuosso, Michael; Wang, Jun; Xing, Zhou (McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada)

Chapter 6 - Oral Tuberculosis-A Review (pp. 165-180)
Authors / Editors: Rodrigues, Gabriel and Carnelio, Sunitha (College of Dental Surgery, Manipal, India)

Chapter 7 - Tuberculous Osteomyelitis Of The Sternum In An Infant-A Case Report And Review Of The Literature (pp. 181-186)
Authors / Editors: Kutty, Satish; Bennett, Derek; Devitt, Aiden; Dowling, Frank E. (Our Lady`s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin,Rep of Ireland)

Chapter 8 - The Cattle Model Of Tuberculosis: Studies In The Natural Host (pp. 187-201)
Authors / Editors: Rhodes, Shelley G. (Veterinary Laboratories Agency, Surrey, UK)

Chapter 9 - The Epidemiology And Control Of Bovine Tuberculosis (pp. 203-247)
Authors / Editors: Phillips, Clive (University of Queensland, Gatton, Australia)

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2005
   ISBN: 1-59454-137-X
   Status: AV
  
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