Trypanosoma cruzi as a Foodborne Pathogen

This Brief provides a comprehensive overview of Trypanosoma cruzi, a parasite that is traditionally considered as exclusively vectorborne, but can be foodborne, and may lead to outbreaks of Chagas disease in consumers. The characteristics of Trypanosoma cruzi and the clinical effects of the disease...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Authors: de Noya, Belkisyolé, González, Oscar (Author), Robertson, Lucy J. (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Cham Springer International Publishing 2015, 2015
Edition:1st ed. 2015
Series:SpringerBriefs in Food, Health, and Nutrition
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: Some Historical And Geographical Aspects And The Relevance Of Chagas Disease Among Foodborne Infections
  • Biological Aspects Of American Trypanosomiasis
  • Mechanisms Of Infection In Chagas Disease
  • Clinical Aspects In Foodborne Chagas Disease
  • Epidemiological Factors Related To Foodborne Transmission Of Chagas Disease
  • Documented Outbreaks Of Foodborne Chagas Disease
  • Food As A Transmission Vehicle For Trypanosoma cruzi
  • Prophylactic Measures And Implementation Of Control Measures In Foodborne Chagas Disease
  • Future challenges and final remarks