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Identification, and Clinical Relevance of Gram–Positive Spore Formers

Nwinyi, Obinna and Ajani, Olayinka O. (2010) Identification, and Clinical Relevance of Gram–Positive Spore Formers. In: Advances in Medicine and Biology. Nova Science Publishers, Inc, pp. 1-17. ISBN 978-1-61122-731-4

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Abstract

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 providing prompt diagnosis, treatment and control of such diseases for their citizenry.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Q Science > QR Microbiology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Mr Solomon Bayoko
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2015 15:58
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2015 15:58
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/3429

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