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Identification, and Clinical Relevance of Gram–Positive Spore Formers

Nwinyi, O. C. and Ajani, O. O. (2011) Identification, and Clinical Relevance of Gram–Positive Spore Formers. In: Advances in Medicine and Biology. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., USA, pp. 233-250. ISBN 978-1-61122-731-4

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The gram positive spore former constitutes a group of widely distributed infectious microorganism which has posed serious threat to public health. This group comprises the Bacillus, Clostridium, Staphylococcus and Streptococcus species. The authors reviewed the current trends involved in the mode of action in causing disease of man and animals.In this study, key gaps knowledge in identification, diagnosis, pathology, epidemiology, treatment, prevention and control were brought to the fore, with aim of providing knowledge in dealing with quick diagnosis, cure/ prevention of diseases caused by these groups of microorganisms. Some of the medically important diseases discussed include: anthrax, botulism and tetanus. These diseases have caused serious strain on the budgets of most nations in providingprompt diagnosis, treatment and controlof such diseases for their citizenry

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
Depositing User: Mr Olayinka O. AJANI
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2013 09:55
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2013 09:55

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