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Title Rinderpest and peste des petits ruminants : virus plagues of large and small ruminants / edited by Thomas Barrett, Paul-Pierre Pastoret and William P. Taylor
Published London ; Burlington, MA : Academic, ©2006


Description 1 online resource (xxxiii, 341 pages, 11 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Series Biology of animal infections
Biology of animal infections.
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
Summary Rinderpest and Peste des Petits Ruminants tells 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
Notes "Dedicated to the memory of Drs Gordon Scott (1923-2004) and Alain Provost (1930-2002)"--Page v
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Ruminants -- Virus diseases
Ruminants -- abnormalities
Virus Diseases -- veterinary
MEDICAL -- Veterinary Medicine -- Food Animal.
Ruminants -- Virus diseases
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Barrett, Thomas
Pastoret, Paul-Pierre
Taylor, William P
Scott, Gordon, 1923-2004
Provost, A. (Alain)
ISBN 9780120883851
Other Titles Virus plagues of large and small ruminants