Control of Human Parasitic Diseases

Edited by

  • David Molyneux, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK

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.
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Researchers in parasitology, tropical medicine, entomology, zoology and veterinary science


Book information

  • Published: February 2007
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-031765-3


“This book is… not only a unique state-of-the-art sourcebook on parasitic disease control, but also a major prod to policy action.” Jeffrey D. Sachs, from his Foreword "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 meets this need by featuring comprehensive reviews by noted experts on parasitic diseases of public health importance." --Patrick J. Lammie, CDC/NCID/PD "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, Swiss Tropical Institute "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, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Table of Contents

Foreword by Jeffrey D. Sachs Control of Human Parasitic Disease: Context and Overview Malaria Chemotherapy Insecticide-Treated Nets Control of Chagas Disease Human African Trypanosomiasis: Epidemiology and Control Chemotherapy in the Treatment and Control of Leishmaniasis Dracunculiasis (Guinea Worm Disease) Eradication Interventation and the Control of Soil-Transmitted Helminthiasis in the Community Control of Onchocerciasis Lymphatic Filariasis: Treatment, Control and Elimination Control of Cystic Echinococcosis/Hydatidosis: 1863-2002 Control of Taenia solium Cysticercosis/Taeniosis Implementation of Human Schistosomiasis Control: Challenges and Prospects