Foodborne Parasites

  • Ynés R. Ortega
  • Charles R. Sterling

Part of the Food Microbiology and Food Safety book series (FMFS)

Also part of the Research and Development book sub series (RESDEV)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Ynés R. Ortega, Manuela Verastegui
    Pages 1-15
  3. Charles R. Sterling
    Pages 17-40
  4. Vitaliano A. Cama, Ynés R. Ortega
    Pages 41-56
  5. Ynés R. Ortega, Vitaliano A. Cama
    Pages 57-72
  6. Lihua Xiao, Vitaliano A. Cama
    Pages 73-117
  7. D. E. Hill, J. P. Dubey
    Pages 119-138
  8. Alexandre da Silva, Blaine A. Mathison
    Pages 139-158
  9. Blaine A. Mathison, Alexandre da Silva
    Pages 159-174
  10. Edoardo Pozio
    Pages 175-215
  11. Jo Henderson-Frost, Robert H. Gilman
    Pages 217-243
  12. Armando Gonzalez, Luis A. Gomez-Puerta
    Pages 245-267
  13. Hector H. Garcia, Miguel M. Cabada
    Pages 269-291
  14. Lucy J. Robertson
    Pages 325-340
  15. Brecht Devleesschauwer, Pierre Dorny, Christel Faes, Arie H. Havelaar, Paul R. Torgerson, Niko Speybroeck
    Pages 341-365
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 367-375

About this book


The globalization and commercialization of the food system has unintentionally led to the introduction of new foodborne parasites in countries worldwide. Fortunately, advances in detection and control are providing the basis for a better understanding of the biology and control of parasitic infections, and this in turn will likely contribute to the reduction and hopefully elimination of parasitic foodborne outbreaks. 

Building on the first edition, this completely revised second edition of Foodborne Parasites covers the parasites most associated with foodborne transmission and therefore of greatest global public health relevance. The volume examines protozoa and their subgroups: the amoeba, coccidia, flagellates and ciliates. Chapters also address Trypanosoma cruzi, recently recognized as an emerging foodborne protozoan. The helminth section is expanded to cover teniasis, cysticercosis, hydatidosis, and the trematodes and nematodes including Angiostrongylus, which is present worldwide. Finally, the editors examine the burden and risk assessment determinations that have provided a scientific framework for developing policies for the control of foodborne parasites.


Foodborne parasites foodborne protozoa helminths detection control foodborne outbreaks risk assessment

Editors and affiliations

  • Ynés R. Ortega
    • 1
  • Charles R. Sterling
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Food Science & Technology and Center for Food SafetyUniversity of GeorgiaGriffinUSA
  2. 2.School of Animal and Comparative, Biomedical SciencesUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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