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Control of Human Parasitic Diseases

Control of parasitic infections of humans has progressed rapidly over the last three decades. Such advances have resulted from focal disease control efforts based on historically effective interventions to new approaches to control following intensive research and pilot programs. This volume focuses on the present state of control of the significant human parasitic infectious diseases.

Audience
Researchers in parasitology, tropical medicine, entomology, zoology and veterinary science; public health specialists and health policy makers.

Included in series
Advances in Parasitology

Hardbound, 690 Pages

Published: June 2006

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-031761-5

Reviews

  • "We are at an extraordinary crossroads in the history of tropical disease control. For some of these tropical infections such as lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, trachoma, we have existing tools in hand that make it possible for us to realistically discuss the possibility of disease elimination in the coming decades. For others, such as leishmaniasis and hookworm we have new product development public private partnerships in place, which are developing a new generation of control tools. This timely issue of Advances brings us up to date on the current status and future directions of tropical disease control - it is a volume that can be relied upon as the authorative source on these topics for the next few years." --Peter J Hotez MD PhD, Professor & Chairman, Dept. of Microbiology & Tropical Medicine, The George Washington University "With a new global focus on the control or elimination of neglected tropical diseases, there is a real need for a single collection of up to date information on this topic. This volume of Advances in Parasitology meets this need by featuring comprehensive reviews by noted experts on parasitic diseases of public health importance. This volume will be an important resource for all workers interested in the control of parasitic infections in human populations." --Patrick J. Lammie, CDC/NCID/PD "Here, in the words of experts in their respective fields, are the facts, here are the high-efficiency, low cost and sustainable solutions and, above all, here is a blueprint for future policies and opportunities that must be seized." --Professor F. E. G. Cox, Senior Visiting Research Fellow, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine "David Molyneux’s international team of Parasitologists have produced an excellent reference volume providing informative and absorbing discussions of control strategies used against all the major parasitic diseases." --Hilary Hurd, Professor of Parasitology, Institute of Science and Technology in Medicine, Keele University “David Molyneux has skillfully coordinated this excellent series of reviews of the measures available for control or elimination of the major parasitic diseases of humans, of the challenges we face in order to achieve greater impact with what is available to us now, and of the science underlying production of new and improved tools for the future." --Geoffrey Targett, Gates Malaria Partnership, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine "A wonderful contribution to health development based on highly relevant expertise and experience and compiled with the spirit of mutual learning for change" --Marcel Tanner, Professor & Director, Swiss Tropical Institute “This special volume of Advances in Parasitology brings together thirteen authoritative, comprehensive and timely reviews pertaining to the epidemiology and control of parasitic infections. Most significantly, it reviews the latest developments in control strategies, including tools that are often inexpensive but highly effective. Collectively, the chapters argue that alignment, harmonization, integration, local ownership and strengthening of health systems are key ingredients for the control, if not elimination, of parasitic diseases in an equity-effective and sustainable manner.” --Jürg Utzinger, Professor, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical Institute

Contents

  • Foreword by Jeffrey D. SachsControl of Human Parasitic Disease: Context and OverviewMalaria ChemotherapyInsecticide-Treated NetsControl of Chagas DiseaseHuman African Trypanosomiasis: Epidemiology and Control Chemotherapy in the Treatment and Control of LeishmaniasisDracunculiasis (Guinea Worm Disease) EradicationInterventation and the Control of Soil-Transmitted Helminthiasis in the CommunityControl of OnchocerciasisLymphatic Filariasis: Treatment, Control and EliminationControl of Cystic Echinococcosis/Hydatidosis: 1863-2002Control of Taenia solium Cysticercosis/TaeniosisImplementation of Human Schistosomiasis Control: Challenges and Prospects

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