- Considers factors that increase the risk of exposure to foodborne hazards
- Examines the human factors that influence disease
- Distinguished editor and international team of contributors
Table of Contents
- Part 1 Factors that influence interactions between foodborne pathogenic agents and consumers: Introduction to foodborne illness: Public health impact, pathogens and consumers; Populations at elevated risk of foodborne disease; Globalisation of the food supply and the influence of economic factors on the contamination of food with pathogens; Trends in agricultural management and land use and the risk of foodborne disease; Influence of food processing practices and technologies on consumer-pathogen interactions; Exposure assessment for foodborne pathogens; Using surveillance data to characterize and analyze risk factors for foodborne illness. Part 2 Human host factors that influence foodborne disease: Nonspecific host defences against foodborne pathogens; Specific immune mechanisms of defence against foodborne pathogens; Enhanced susceptibility to foodborne infections and disease due to underlying illnesses and pregnancy. Part 3 Agent factors of pathogenicity and virulence that influence foodborne disease: Evolutionary parasitology: The development of invasion, evasion and survival mechanisms used by bacterial, viral, protozoan and metazoan parasites; Foodborne microbes’ mechanisms of colonization, attachment and invasion; Hijacking the host cell: Foodborne pathogens’ strategies for reproduction and defence evasion; Role of viruses in foodborne disease; Pathogenic mechanisms of foodborne viral disease; Pathogenic mechanisms of food and waterborne parasitic disease; Dose-response relationships and foodborne disease.
- No. of pages: 472
- Language: English
- Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2006
- Published: October 16, 2006
- Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
- eBook ISBN: 9781845692025
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