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Provides a comprehensive review of Toxocara and the disease it causes, known as toxocariasis. This book brings together a range of topics and approaches concerning this parasite of veterinary and medical importance, and provides a model system to explore questions in parasite biology.
Section I: Biology of Toxocara; Molecular biology and immunology of Toxocara canis, R Maizels, I Schabussova, D M Callister and G Nicoll, University of Edinburgh, UK; Molecular genetic characterization of members of the genus Toxocara - taxonomic, population genetic and epidemiological considerations, R B Gasser, University of Melbourne, Australia, Xing-Quan Zhu, South China Agricultural University, Min Hu, University of Melbourne, Australia, D E Jacobs, University of London, UK and N B Chilton, University of Saskatchewan, Canada; The larval surface, M Kennedy, University of Glasgow, UK; Toxocara and asthma, E Pinelli, J Dormans, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, The Netherlands and I van Die, VU University Medical Center, The Netherlands; The significance of cerebral toxocariasis, C Holland and C Hamilton, Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland; Critical assessment of existing and novel model systems models for Toxocariasis, N Akao, Graduate School of Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan; Section 2: Clinical aspects and public health; Diagnostic limitations and future trends in the serodiagnosis of human toxocariasis, H Smith, Stobhill Hospital, UK and R Noordin, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia; Management and treatment options for human disease, J-F Magnaval, Rangueil University Hospital, France and L T Glickman, School of Veterinary Medicine, West Lafayette, USA; Ocular toxocariasis, M Taylor, Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland; Toxocariasis and the skin, R Piaurroux, B Gavignet, University Hospital Jean Minjoz, France, S Hierso and P Humbert, University Hospital Saint Jacques, France; Inflammatory and immunological responses to Toxocara canis, S G Kayes, University of South Alabama, USA; Novel approaches to immunoprophylaxis for toxocariasis, G Hrckova, Parasitological Institute SAS, Slovak Republic; Epidemiological surveillance of Toxocara and Toxocariasis, J W Lewis, University of London, UK; Exposure and environmental contamination, H Mizgajska-Wiktor, Eugeniusz Piasecki University School of Physical Education, Poland and S Uga, Kobe University School of Medicine, Japan; Baylisascariasis: an emerging and potentially fatal form of larval migrans, C S Watts, J L Liang, and P M Schantz, National Center for Infectious Diseases, USA; Section 3: Toxocara in the Veterinary context; Future options for the prevention and treatment of canids, C Epe, School of Veterinary Medicine, Hannover, Germany; Toxocariasis: the Veterinarian's role in prevention of zoonotic transmission, P M Schantz; Toxocara vitulorum in Livestock, W A Starke Buzetti, Universidade Estadual Paulista 'Julio de Mesquita Filho, Brazil; Section 4: Economic impact of the disease; Economic impact of Toxocara spp. P R Torgersen and C M Budke, University of Zurich, Switzerland.