Trichinella and Trichinellosis

Trichinella and Trichinellosis

1st Edition - July 22, 2021

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  • Editor: Fabrizio Bruschi
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128212677
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128212097

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  Trichinella and Trichinellosis provides an up-to-date account of the nematode Trichinella spp., including infections and diseases caused by this parasite in both animals and humans. This book will fill the long gap in time during which an exhaustive monograph on this subject has been missing in the international literature. The chapters have been written by the most prolific researchers in the world on the different aspects of Trichinella and trichinellosis. This book serves as an original resource for research on Trichinella and trichinellosis, exploring cutting-edge advances on such parasites and the infections they cause. This book will be a valuable resource for students, biologists, epidemiologists, veterinarians, physicians, and scientists involved in the study of the parasites of the Trichinella genus and their related diseases. It will be particularly helpful for those who are beginning their research in this fascinating field.

Key Features

  • Offers a broad overview on the parasites belonging to the Trichinella genus
  • Presents recent cutting-edge advances on this zoonotic parasite, focusing on the molecular epidemiology, systematics of the parasite, clinical aspects of the diseases, and the roadmap to the control of infection in domestic pigs
  • Discusses ground-breaking approaches designed to meet the medical needs in trichinellosis


Undergraduate and graduate students, scientists and professors in medical and veterinary immunology, infectious and tropical diseases, veterinary medicine and public health

Table of Contents

    1. History of the parasite and disease
    2. The genetics of Trichinella populations: a study in contrasts

    3. Taxonomy of the Trichinella genus

    4. Biology of Trichinella

    5. Proteomics of Trichinella

    6. Epidemiology

    7. Immunity to Trichinella

    8. Immunopathology of myositis, myocarditis, and CNS involvement in trichinellosis

    9. Trichinellosis in animals

    10. Clinical picture and diagnosis of human trichinellosis

    11. Anatomical pathology

    12. Immunodiagnosis

    13. Molecular methods for identifying and diagnosing Trichinella; from historical perspectives to the “-omics” revolution

    14. Treatment

    15. Preharvest and postharvest control of Trichinella in meat

    16. Antigenic shift during Trichinella cycle, consequences for vaccine developments

Product details

  • No. of pages: 554
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: July 22, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128212677
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128212097

About the Editor

Fabrizio Bruschi

Fabrizio Bruschi is a professor of parasitology and parasitic diseases at the School of Medicine, Università di Pisa, Italy. Prof. Bruschi has been a member of the International Commission on trichinellosis since 1988. Additionally, he is currently President of the Italian Society of Parasitology (SoIPa). Furthermore, he is a corresponding member of the National School of Tropical Medicine (NSTM) at the Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, United States.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Translational Research, N.T.M.S., School of Medicine, Universita` di Pisa, Pisa, Italy

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