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Trypanosoma Cruzi As a Foodborne Pathogen (Paperback) (Oscar Gonzu00e1lez & Belkisyolu00e9 De Noya &

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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 ofTrypanosoma cruzi and the clinical effects of the disease are covered, including documented outbreaks, regional patterns, and epidemiology. The various transmission routes are outlined, but with specific focus on foodborne transmission. A major emphasis of this text is contamination of fruitjuices with Trypanosoma cruzi in, a transmission vehicle with increasing significance in the spread of this parasite. Also outlined is the difficulty of establishing a protocol for detection in food samples. Results on survival of Trypanosoma cruzi in food matrices is considered, as well as current risk assessment procedures and regulations. Different approaches to preventing transmission, including inactivation and decontamination are introduced, but also the importance of targeted educational initiatives, and also with a focus on future detection, prevention, and prevention of contamination of foods with this parasite.

Number of Pages: 110
Genre: Technology, Medical, Science
Sub-Genre: Biotechnology, Public Health, Food Science
Series Title: Springerbriefs in Food, Health, and Nutrition
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Oscar Gonzu00e1lez & Belkisyolu00e9 De Noya & Lucy J. Robertson
Language: English
Street Date: November 9, 2015
TCIN: 50926378
UPC: 9783319234090
Item Number (DPCI): 248-12-7892
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