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Immunity to Blood Parasites of Animals and Man

  • Louis H. Miller
  • John A. Pino
  • John J. McKelveyJr.

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 93)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Louis H. Miller, John A. Pino, John J. McKelvey Jr.
      Pages 1-3
  3. Antigenic Variation

    1. K. N. Brown
      Pages 5-25
    2. John J. Doyle
      Pages 27-29
    3. G. B. Mackaness
      Pages 65-73
  4. Malaria

    1. S. Cohen, G. A. Butcher, G. H. Mitchell
      Pages 89-112
  5. Babesiosis

    1. L. L. Callow
      Pages 121-149
  6. Anaplasmosis

  7. Theileria

    1. M. P. Cunningham
      Pages 189-207
  8. African Trypanosomiasis

    1. Max Murray, G. M. Urquhart
      Pages 209-241
  9. American Trypanosomiasis

    1. Antonio R. L. Teixeira
      Pages 243-280
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 285-321

About this book

Introduction

Since the turn of the century, certain parasitic diseases of livestock have frus­ trated efforts to bring them under control by vaccination techniques; East Coast fever and trypanosomiasis are two such diseases. East Coast fever (ECF) kills a half million cattle annually; and 3 million are killed each year by trypanosomia­ sis, which is widely spread over tropical Mrica. Together, these diseases have closed some 7 million square kilometers of land to livestock grazing-land that might otherwise support an additional 120 million head of cattle. In 1970 W.A. Malmquist of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in collabora­ tion with K.N. Brown, M.P. Cunningham, and other associates at the East African Veterinary Research Organization in Kenya, succeeded in cultivating in vitro the protozoal organisms responsible for East Coast fever. This success, obtained utilizing tissue cultures, encouraged a number of organizations to support research on these parasites in an accelerated effort to develop field vaccines.

Keywords

blood diseases immunity parasite vaccination vaccine

Editors and affiliations

  • Louis H. Miller
    • 1
  • John A. Pino
    • 2
  • John J. McKelveyJr.
    • 2
  1. 1.National Institute of Allergy and Infectious DiseasesBethesdaUSA
  2. 2.The Rockefeller FoundationNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-8855-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1977
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4615-8857-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-8855-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2598
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