Editor: Alfredo G. Torres

Pathogenic Escherichia coli in Latin America

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ISBN: 978-1-60805-571-5 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-192-2 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2010
DOI: 10.2174/97816080519221100101

Introduction

Pathogenic Escherichia coli are known to be a common cause of diarrheal disease – a common cause of frequently occurring bacterial infections in children and adults in developing countries. It poses a significant problem in Latin America. Pathogenic Escherichia coli in Latin America presents current information on understanding pathogenic E. coli in Latin America and outlines prospects for future research in this region. It features a unique, comprehensive analysis of the most common categories of E. coli associated with diarrheal illness in Latin America. The aim of this book is to help epidemiologists in this region to learn about molecular mechanisms of E. coli pathogenesis along with its diagnosis, host immune responses, animal reservoirs and epidemiology. In addition, the authors discuss the current situation of E. coli in representative countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Peru.

Contributors

Editor(s):
Alfredo G. Torres
University of Texas
USA




Contributor(s):
Cecilia M. Abe
Laboratório de Bacteriologia
Instituto Butantan
São Paulo
SP
Brazil


Margarita M.P. Arenas-Hernandez
Centro de Investigaciones en Ciencias Microbiológicas. B.
Universidad Autónoma de Puebla
Puebla
México


Adriana Bentancor
Universidad de Buenos Aires
Argentina


Angel Cataldi
INTA-CONICET
Argentina


Isabel Chinen
Servicio Fisiopatogenia, Departamento de Bacteriología
Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Infecciosas "Carlos G. Malbrán"
Buenos Aires
Argentina


Alejandro Cravioto
ICDDR,B
Dhaka
Bangladesh


Waldir P. Elias
Laboratory of Bacteriology
Instituto Butantan
São Paulo
SP
Brazil


Teresa Estrada-Garcia
Department of Molecular Biomedicine
CINVESTAV-IPN
Mexico City
Mexico


Jose Flores
Division of Infectious Diseases
The University of Texas at Houston Medical School, Houston
Texas
USA


Tania A.T. Gomes
Departmento de Microbiologia, Imunologia, e Parasitologia
Universidade Federal de São Paulo
São Paulo
Brazil


Oscar G. Gómez-Duarte
International Enteric Vaccines Research Program, Division of Infectious Diseases
Department of Pediatrics, University of Iowa Children's Hospital
USA


Bertha Gonzalez-Pedrajo
Departamento de Genética Molecular
Instituto de Fisiología Celular, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
México
D.F.
Mexico


Beatriz E.C. Guth
Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Parasitology
Universidade Federal de São Paulo
São Paulo
Brazil


Denise S.P.Q. Horton
Laboratório de Bacteriologia
Instituto Butantan
São Paulo
SP
Brazil


Cristina Ibarra
Departamento de Fisiología, Facultad de Medicina
Universidad de Buenos Aires
Argentina


Kinue Irino
Seção de Bacteriologia
Instituto Adolfo Lutz
São Paulo
SP
Brazil


Sonja J. Lloyd
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston
Texas
USA


Paula M.A. Lucchesi
Laboratorio de Inmunoquímica y Biotecnología, Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias
Universidad Nacional del Centro
Prov. de Buenos Aires
Tandil, 7000
Argentina


Ygnacio Martinez-Laguna
Centro de Investigaciones en Ciencias Microbiológicas. B.
Universidad Autónoma de Puebla
Puebla
México


Marcelo Masana
Instituto Tecnología de Alimentos. Centro de Investigación de Agroindustria
Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria
INTA. B1708WAB Morón, Prov. de Buenos Aires
Argentina


Elsa C. Mercado
Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA)
Argentina


Elizabeth Miliwebsky
Servicio Fisiopatogenia, Departamento de Bacteriología
Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Infecciosas "Carlos G. Malbrán"
Buenos Aires
Argentina


Cristiano G. Moreira
Department of Microbiology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas
USA


Armando Navarro
Departamento de Salud Pública. Facultad de Medicina
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico
Mexico City
Mexico


Fernando Navarro-Garcia
Department of Cell Biology
Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN (CINVESTAV-IPN)
México
DF
Mexico


Theresa Ochoa
Instituto de Medicina Tropical "Alexander von Humboldt"
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Lima
Perú


Pablo C. Okhuysen
Division of Infectious Diseases
The University of Texas at Houston Medical School, Houston
Texas
USA


Angel Oñate
Department of Microbiology
Faculty of Biological Sciences. Universidad de Concepción
Chile


Nora Lía Padola
Laboratorio de Inmunoquímica y Biotecnología, Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias
Universidad Nacional del Centro, Prov. de Buenos Aires
Argentina


Marina Palermo
Departamento de Inmunología
Academia Nacional de Medicina and ILEX-CONICET
Buenos Aires
Argentina


Alberto E. Parma
Universidad Nacional del Centro-CICPBA
Argentina


Antonio F. Pestana de Castro
University of São Paulo
Brazil


Roxane M.F. Piazza
Laboratório de Bacteriologia
Instituto Butantan
São Paulo
SP
Brazil


Cyntia F. Picheth
Department of Medical Pathology
Federal University of Paraná
Curitiba
Brazil


Valeria Prado
Microbiology Program, Institute of Biomedical Sciences
Faculty of Medicine, Universidad de Chile
Santiago
Chile


Horacio A. Repetto
Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine
Hospital Nacional Prof. A Posadas, University of Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
Argentina


Marta Rivas
Branch of Physiopathogenesis, Department of Bacteriology
Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Infecciosas-ANLIS "Dr. Carlos G. Malbrán"
Buenos Aires
Argentina


Juan C. Salazar
Institute of Biomedical Sciences
Faculty of Medicine Universidad de Chile
Chile


Marcelo P. Sircili
Laboratório de Bacteriologia
Instituto Butantan
São Paulo
SP, 05503-900
Brazil


Vanessa Sperandio
Department of Microbiology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas
TX, 75390-9048
USA


Alfredo G. Torres
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Department of Pathology and the Sealy Center for Vaccine Development
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston
Texas
USA


Gustavo Varela
Departamento de Bacteriología y Virología
Instituto de Higiene "Arnoldo Berta". Facultad de Medicina
Universidad de la República
Montevideo
Uruguay


Tânia M.I. Vaz
Seção de Bacteriologia
Instituto Adolfo Lutz
São Paulo
SP
Brazil


Roberto M. Vidal
Institute of Biomedical Sciences
Faculty of Medicine Universidad de Chile
Chile


Nina D. Williams
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston
Texas
USA




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