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  • Lyme Disease
    Lyme Disease
    Editor Ali Karami
    ISBN 978-953-51-0057-7,
    170 pages, February, 2012
    Lyme disease, or Lyme borreliosis, is an emerging infectious disease caused by bacteria belonging to the genus borrelia. Borrelia burgdorferi, in the strict sense. This book deals mostly with the molecular biology of the Lyme disease agent orrelia bu ...
  • Understanding Tuberculosis - Global Experiences and Innovative Approaches to the Diagnosis
    Understanding Tuberculosis - Global Experiences and Innovative Approaches to the Diagnosis
    Editor Pere-Joan Cardona
    ISBN 978-953-307-938-7,
    562 pages, February, 2012
    Mycobacterium tuberculosis is a disease that is transmitted through aerosol. This is the reason why it is estimated that a third of humankind is already infected by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The vast majority of the infected do not know about their ...
  • Understanding Tuberculosis - New Approaches to Fighting Against Drug Resistance
    Understanding Tuberculosis - New Approaches to Fighting Against Drug Resistance
    Editor Pere-Joan Cardona
    ISBN 978-953-307-948-6,
    386 pages, February, 2012
    In 1957, a Streptomyces strain, the ME/83 (S.mediterranei), was isolated in the Lepetit Research Laboratories from a soil sample collected at a pine arboretum near Saint Raphael, France. This drug was the base for the chemotherapy with Streptomicine. ...
  • Human Papillomavirus and Related Diseases - From Bench to Bedside - Research aspects
    Human Papillomavirus and Related Diseases - From Bench to Bedside - Research aspects
    Editor Davy Vanden Broeck
    ISBN 978-953-307-855-7,
    418 pages, January, 2012
    Cervical cancer is the second most prevalent cancer among women worldwide, and infection with Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) has been identified as the causal agent for this condition. The natural history of cervical cancer is characterized by slow dise ...
  • Salmonella - A Diversified Superbug
    Salmonella - A Diversified Superbug
    Editor Yashwant Kumar
    ISBN 978-953-307-781-9,
    576 pages, January, 2012
    Salmonella is an extremely diversified genus, infecting a range of hosts, and comprised of two species: enterica and bongori. This group is made up of 2579 serovars, making it versatile and fascinating for researchers drawing their attention towards ...
  • Salmonella - A Dangerous Foodborne Pathogen
    Salmonella - A Dangerous Foodborne Pathogen
    Editor Barakat S. M. Mahmoud
    ISBN 978-953-307-782-6,
    450 pages, January, 2012
    More than 2,500 serotypes of Salmonella exist. However, only some of these serotypes have been frequently associated with food-borne illnesses. Salmonella is the second most dominant bacterial cause of food-borne gastroenteritis worldwide. Often, mos ...
  • Human Papillomavirus and Related Diseases - From Bench to Bedside - A Clinical Perspective
    Human Papillomavirus and Related Diseases - From Bench to Bedside - A Clinical Perspective
    Editor Davy Vanden Broeck
    ISBN 978-953-307-860-1,
    360 pages, January, 2012
    Cervical cancer is the second most prevalent cancer among women worldwide, and infection with Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) has been identified as the causal agent for this condition. The natural history of cervical cancer is characterized by slow dise ...
  • HIV Testing
    HIV Testing
    Editor Ricardo Sobhie Diaz
    ISBN 978-953-307-871-7,
    144 pages, January, 2012
    It can be said that now is the best time for everyone infected to become aware of their own HIV status. The state of the art in HIV management progressively reveals that antiretroviral treatment can prevent transmission, as well as chronic damage in ...