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Infections

Catherine S. Peckham and Marie-Louise Newell

in Antenatal and Neonatal Screening

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192628268
eISBN:
9780191723605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192628268.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Although the majority of infections in pregnancy have no effect on the developing fetus, some can lead to severe damage and disability. This chapter discsses screening for infections: rubella, ... More


The strings of the puppet master: how parasites change host behavior

Shelley A. Adamo

in Host Manipulation by Parasites

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199642236
eISBN:
9780191774621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642236.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Parasites can alter a host's behaviour. How they induce such changes remains poorly understood. A neuroscientist trying to control an animal's behaviour typically targets specific neurons or ... More


A Parasite for All Seasons: Toxoplasma gondii

Dickson D. Despommier and William C. Campbell

in People, Parasites, and Plowshares: Learning From Our Body's Most Terrifying Invaders

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161947
eISBN:
9780231535267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161947.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter focuses on the nature of Toxoplasma gondii—an obligate, intracellular, parasitic protozoan that causes the disease toxoplasmosis. This parasite is mostly acquired by eating fecally ... More


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