Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Mycobacterial Diseases of Man and Animals: The Many Hosts of Mycobacteria

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Mycobacteria are bacterial pathogens which cause diseases in humans and non-human animals. This monograph will primarily cover the most important and widely researched groups of mycobacteria: members of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTC) and Mycobacterium leprae, across a wide range of host species. M. tuberculosis and M. bovis are particularly relevant with the increasing drug resistance and co-infection with HIV associated with M. tuberculosis and the possible cross-infection of badgers and cattle associated with M. bovis. This book will provide a reference for researchers working in different fields creating a work which draws together information on different pathogens, and by considering the diseases in a zoonotic context provides a One Health approach to these important groups of diseases.
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About the author

Harshini Mukundan is at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Mark Chambers is with Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), UK and School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Surrey, UK.

Ray Waters is with USDA.

Michelle Larsen teaches at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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Published on
Sep 28, 2015
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Medical / Veterinary Medicine / General
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