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Manual of Security Sensitive Microbes and Toxins

Edited by: Dongyou Liu

Print publication date:  April  2014
Online publication date:  April  2014

Print ISBN: 9781466553965
eBook ISBN: 9781466553989
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Security sensitive microbes (viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites) and toxins, which are often referred to as the select agents and toxins, have the capacity to cause serious illness and death in humans, animals, and plants. Throughout history, these microbes and toxins have been exploited in one form or another as biowarfare and bioterror agents that create fear and panic well beyond any actual physical damages they might cause.

Manual of Security Sensitive Microbes and Toxins provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art coverage of microbes and toxins of biosecurity concern. The ultimate goal is to increase our awareness of these agents and enhance our preparedness against any future bio-emergencies.

The book begins with an introduction containing a brief overview of the historical aspects of security sensitive microbes and toxins. This is followed by a concise summary of the current status in relation to the regulation of security sensitive microbes and toxins and a discussion of future development trends.

The book is divided into seven parts:

  • Microbes and Toxins Affecting Humans and Animals: Viruses
  • Microbes and Toxins Affecting Human and Animals: Bacteria
  • Microbes and Toxins Affecting Human and Animals: Fungus and Parasite
  • Microbes and Toxins Affecting Human and Animals: Toxins
  • Microbes Affecting Animals: Viruses
  • Microbes Affecting Animals: Bacteria
  • Microbes Affecting Plants

Written by experts in the relevant areas of research, the chapters are authoritative reviews, each one covering a single microbe or toxin with respect to its classification, biology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, identification, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. The chapters also discuss the limitations of our current knowledge and challenges relating to improved detection and control of the microbe or toxin.

Table of contents

Chapter  1:  Introductory Remarks Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Arenaviruses Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Avian Influenza Virus (Highly Pathogenic) Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Cercopithecine herpesvirus 1 (B Virus) Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Filoviruses Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Hantaviruses Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Henipaviruses Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Human Immunodeficiency Virus Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Influenza Virus (Reconstructed 1918 Influenza Virus) Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Japanese Encephalitis Virus Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Kyasanur Forest Disease Virus Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Lyssaviruses Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Menangle Virus Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Monkeypox Virus Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Omsk Hemorrhagic Fever Virus Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Rift Valley Fever Virus Download PDF
Chapter  19:  SARS Coronavirus Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Tick-Borne Encephalitis Viruses Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Variola Viruses Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis Virus Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Yellow Fever Virus Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Bacillus anthracis Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Brucella (B. abortus, B. melitensis, and B. suis) Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Burkholderia (B. mallei and B. pseudomallei) Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Chlamydophila (Chlamydia) psittaci  Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Clostridium (C. botulinum and C. perfringens) Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Coxiella burnetii Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Escherichia coli O157:H7 Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Francisella tularensis Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Rickettsia Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Salmonella Typhi Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Shigella Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Vibrio cholerae Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Yersinia pestis Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Coccidioides (C. posadasii and C. immitis) Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Cryptosporidium Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Abrin Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Botulinum Neurotoxins from Clostridium botulinum  Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Conotoxins Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Clostridium perfringens Epsilon Toxin Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Ricin Toxin Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Saxitoxin and Related Paralytic Shellfish Poisons Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Shiga Toxin and Shiga-Like Ribosome-Inactivating Proteins Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Staphylococcal Enterotoxins Download PDF
Chapter  47:  T-2, HT-2, and Diacetoxyscirpenol Toxins from Fusarium  Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Tetrodotoxin Download PDF
Chapter  49:  African Horse Sickness Virus Download PDF
Chapter  50:  African Swine Fever Virus Download PDF
Chapter  51:  Akabane Virus Download PDF
Chapter  52:  Bluetongue Virus Download PDF
Chapter  53:  Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy Agent Download PDF
Chapter  54:  Camelpox Virus Download PDF
Chapter  55:  Capripoxviruses Download PDF
Chapter  56:  Classical Swine Fever Virus Download PDF
Chapter  57:  Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus Download PDF
Chapter  58:  Lumpy Skin Disease Virus Download PDF
Chapter  59:  Malignant Catarrhal Fever Virus (Alcelaphine Herpesvirus Type 1) Download PDF
Chapter  60:  Newcastle Disease Virus Download PDF
Chapter  61:  Peste des Petits Ruminants Virus Download PDF
Chapter  62:  Rinderpest Virus Download PDF
Chapter  63:  Swine Vesicular Disease Virus Download PDF
Chapter  64:  Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Download PDF
Chapter  65:  Ehrlichia ruminantium Download PDF
Chapter  66:  Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoides and Mycoplasma capricolum subsp. capripneumoniae  Download PDF
Chapter  67:  Rathayibacter toxicus Download PDF
Chapter  68:  Candidatus Liberibacter Download PDF
Chapter  69:  Peronosclerospora philippinensis and Related Species Download PDF
Chapter  70:  Phoma glycinicola Download PDF
Chapter  71:  Ralstonia solanacearum Race 3, Biovar 2 Download PDF
Chapter  72:  Sclerophthora rayssiae var. zeae  Download PDF
Chapter  73:  Synchytrium endobioticum Download PDF
Chapter  74:  Xanthomonas oryzae Download PDF
Chapter  75:  Xylella fastidiosa Download PDF
prelims Download PDF
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