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BSL3 and BSL4 Agents: Epidemiology, Microbiology and Practical Guidelines

BSL3 and BSL4 Agents: Epidemiology, Microbiology and Practical Guidelines

Mandy Elschner (Editor), Sally Cutler (Editor), Manfred Weidmann (Editor), Patrick Butaye (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-64509-1

Jul 2012, Wiley-Blackwell

400 pages

$115.99

Description

In one handy book, this reference gathers all the necessary information on 14 of the most commonly used dangerous groups of pathogens in biosafety level 3 and 4 laboratories. All the chapters are uniformly structured, with a brief overview of the microbiology, pathology, epidemiology and detection methods for each group. In addition, a whole chapter is devoted to the special biosafety requirements, disinfection, decontamination protocols, accident literature and accident procedures, as well as treatment options for all the organisms. This chapter is clearly marked and easy to find when opening the book.
Essential literature for the increasing number of BSL3 or BSL4 labs worldwide and for medical facilities intervening in the case of an incident.
PART A PATHOGENS
Part I Bacteria
Bacillus anthracis: Anthrax (Markus Antwerpen, Paola Pilo, Pierre Wattiau, Patrick Butaye, Joachim Frey and Dimitrios Frangoulidis)
Brucella species: Brucellosis (Sally J. Cutler, David Albert, Michel S. Zygmunt and Bruno Garin-Bastuji)
Burkholderia mallei: Glanders (Lisa D. Sprague and Mandy C. Elschner)
Burkholderia pseudomallei: Melioidosis (Lisa D. Sprague and Mandy C. Elschner)
Coxiella burnetii: Q fever (Matthias Hanczaruk, Sally Cutler, Rudolf Toman, and Dimitrios Frangoulidis)
Francisella tularensis : Tularemia (Anders Johansson, Herbert Tomaso, Plamen Padeshki, Anders Sjostedt, Nigel Silman and Paola Pilo)
Yersinia pestis: Plague (A. Laudisoit, W. Ruppitsch, A.Stoeger, and A. Pietzka)
Rickettsia species: Rickettsioses (Alice N. Maina, Stephanie Speck, Eva Spitalska, Rudolf Toman, Gerhard Dobler, and Sally J. Cutler)
Mycobacterium tuberculosis: Tuberculosis (Stefan Panaiotov, Massimo Amicosante, Marc Govaerts, Patrick Butaye, Elizabeta Bachiyska, Nadia Brankova, Victoria Levterova)

PART II -
Viruses
Influenza virus: Highly pathogenic avian influenza (Chantal J. Snoeck, Nancy A. Gerloff, Radu I. Tanasa, Francesc Xavier Abad Morejón de Girón, Claude P. Muller)
Variola: Smallpox (Andreas Nitsche and Hermann Meyer)
Arenaviruses : Haemorrhagic fevers (Amy C. Shurtleff, Steven B. Bradfute, Sheli R. Radoshitzky, Peter B. Jahrling, Jens H. Kuhn, and Sina Bavari)
Filoviruses: Haemorrhagic fevers (Victoria Wahl-Jensen, Sheli R. Radoshitzky, Sina Bavari, Peter B. Jahrling, Jens H. Kuhn)
Bunyavirus: Haemorrhagic fevers
- Crimean Congo haemorrhagic fever virus: An enzootic tick borne virus causing severe disease in man (Ali Mirazimi)
- Rift Valley Fever virus: A promiscuous vector borne virus (M. Weidmann, F.X. Abad, and J.T. Paweska)
- Hantaviruses: The most widely distributed zoonotic viruses on earth (Jonas Kingström and Ali Mirazimi)

Part B PRACTICAL GUIDELINES
Part I Bacteria
Bacillus anthracis (Markus Antwerpen, Paola Pilo, Pierre Wattiau, Patrick Butaye, Joachim Frey and Dimitrios Frangoulidis)
Brucella species (Sally J. Cutler, David Albert, Michel S. Zygmunt and Bruno Garin-Bastuji)
Burkholderia mallei (Lisa D. Sprague and Mandy C. Elschner)
Burkholderia pseudomallei (Lisa D. Sprague and Mandy C. Elschner)
Coxiella burnetii (Matthias Hanczaruk, Sally Cutler, Rudolf Toman, and Dimitrios Frangoulidis)
Francisella tularensis (Anders Johansson, Herbert Tomaso, Plamen Padeshki, Anders Sjostedt, Nigel Silman and Paola Pilo)
Yersinia pestis (A. Laudisoit, W. Ruppitsch, A.Stoeger, and A. Pietzka)
Rickettsia (Alice N. Maina, Stephanie Speck, Eva Spitalska, Rudolf Toman, Gerhard Dobler, and Sally J. Cutler)
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Stefan Panaiotov, Massimo Amicosante, Marc Govaerts, Patrick Butaye, Elizabeta Bachiyska, Nadia Brankova, Victoria Levterova)

PART II Viruses
Influenza virus (Chantal J. Snoeck, Claude P. Muller)
Variola virus (Andreas Nitsche and Hermann Meyer)
Arenaviruses (Amy C. Shurtleff, Steven B. Bradfute, Sheli R. Radoshitzky, Peter B. Jahrling, Jens H. Kuhn, and Sina Bavari)
Filoviruses (Victoria Wahl-Jensen, Sheli R. Radoshitzky, Sina Bavari, Peter B. Jahrling, Jens H. Kuhn)
Bunyaviruses -
Crimean Congo haemorrhagic fever virus (Ali Mirazimi)
Bunyaviruses -
Rift Valley Fever virus (M. Weidmann, F.X. Abad, and J.T. Paweska)
Bunyaviruses -
Hantaviruses (Jonas Kingström and Ali Mirazimi)