Medicine » Infectious Diseases

Current Topics in Salmonella and Salmonellosis

Edited by Mihai Mares, ISBN 978-953-51-3066-6, Print ISBN 978-953-51-3065-9, 282 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published April 05, 2017 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/63008
Edited Volume

The genus Salmonella comprises an important number of bacterial species able to colonize and infect numerous animal species and humans. Although more than a hundred years passed since its discovery, Salmonella still represents a redoubtable and successful microorganism, difficult to deal with. Whether we discuss about typhoid fever or food poisoning, the public health and financial consequences are practically incalculable. The costs attributable to Salmonella contamination of meat, eggs, and vegetables are also very high worldwide. Antimicrobial resistance in Salmonella isolates is an emerging threat not only in humans, and special measures should be addressed to this global problem. The book Current Topics in Salmonella and Salmonellosis contains a series of reviews about all-important issues concerning these subjects. It comprises 14 chapters grouped in 4 sections emphasizing new insights into pathogenesis, bacterial detection and antibiotic resistance, infections in animals, risk factors, and control strategies. The new genomic data and the exhaustive presentation of molecular pathogenesis bring novelty to the book and can help to improve our knowledge about Salmonella-induced diseases.

Prof. Mihai Mares

"Ion Ionescu de la Brad" University, Romania

Dr. Mihai Mareș received his PhD degree in Microbiology at “Gr. T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy from Iași-Romania (2005) and had the postgraduate training at University VII Denis-Diderot, Pasteur Institute, Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, École du Val-de-Grâce - Paris (France), Complutense University – Madrid (Spain), Instituto de Salud Global - Barcelona (Spain), Karolinska Institute – Stockholm (Sweden), and Danish Technical University - Lyngby (Denmark). His areas of interest are medical mycology, antimicrobial resistance, mycobacteria, food microbiology, biofilms, microbial induced infertility, and bio-medical applications of plasma discharges and cold plasma activated water. Currently, Dr. Mareș is Professor of Microbiology and Head of the Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Laboratory at Ion Ionescu de la Brad University – Iași (Romania). He has served as consultant for several pharmaceutical companies during the past few years.

Education

  • 1989 – 1993

    Petru Rares National College, Piatra Neamt

  • 2000 - 2005

    Dental Medicine, Apollonia University, Iasi

    Dental Medicine

  • 1993 - 1999

    Veterinary Medicine, Ion Ionescu de la Brad University, Iasi

    Laboratory Medicine

  • 2001 – 2005

    Medicine, Gr. T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iasi

    Microbiology

Edited Books

  • Current Topics in Salmonella and Salmonellosis

    The genus Salmonella comprises an important number of bacterial species able to colonize and infect numerous animal species and humans. Although more than a hundred years passed since its discovery, Salmonella still represents a redoubtable and successful microorganism, difficult to deal with. Whether we discuss about typhoid fever or food poisoning, the public health and financial consequences are practically incalculable. The costs attributable to Salmonella contamination of meat, eggs, and vegetables are also very high worldwide. Antimicrobial resistance in Salmonella isolates is an emerging threat not only in humans, and special measures should be addressed to this global problem. The book Current Topics in Salmonella and Salmonellosis contains a series of reviews about all-important issues concerning these subjects. It comprises 14 chapters grouped in 4 sections emphasizing new insights into pathogenesis, bacterial detection and antibiotic resistance, infections in animals, risk factors, and control strategies. The new genomic data and the exhaustive presentation of molecular pathogenesis bring novelty to the book and can help to improve our knowledge about Salmonella-induced diseases.

  • Chlamydia

    Nowadays, Chlamydia still represents a redoubtable pathogen. Among its consequences, the blindness in children and severe impairment of reproductive health in adults are the most mutilating. Worldwide, it is estimated that six million of people suffer from post-trachoma blindness and almost 90 million become sexually infected each year. Due to its silent evolution and sexually transmission, the chlamydial infection can occur in anyone. The book “Chlamydia - A Multifaceted Pathogen” contains an updated review of all-important issues concerning the chlamydial infection. It comprises 18 chapters grouped in four major parts dealing with etiology and pathogenicity, clinical aspects, diagnosis and prevention. The new molecular data about the pathogenicity and the exhaustive presentation of clinical findings bring novelty to the book and improve our knowledge about Chlamydia induced diseases.

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