Important Helminth Infections in Southeast Asia

Diversity and Potential for Control and Elimination, Part A

Edited by

  • Xiao-Nong Zhou, National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, People's Republic of China
  • Robert Bergquist, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Remigio Olveda, Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, Muntinlupa City, The Phillipines
  • Juerg Utzinger, Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland

This thematic volume provides authoritative, up-to-date reviews pertaining to the epidemiology, public health significance and shifts therein, control (current activities, successes, setbacks), persisting challenges (e.g. sanitation, universal coverage of health services, health-related behavior) of the key parasitic diseases in Southeast Asia. The book also discusses the new tools and approaches for enhanced discovery and control of helminthic diseases.
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Researchers in parasitology, tropical medicine and entomology.


Book information

  • Published: July 2010
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-381513-2


"One is struck by the quality and scholarship of the various chapters and the obviously efficient editing."--PARASITOLOGY
"The policy of the editors of
Advances in Parasitology to include reviews from any aspect of parasitology and the high standard of individual papers have resulted in this series of volumes becoming an indispensable source for students, teachers, and research workers."--ANNALS OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND PARASITOLOGY

Table of Contents

R Bergquist, J Utzinger, R Olveda, XN Zhou. Breaking the hegemony of this "wormy world" in Southeast Asia

P Hotez & J Ehrenberg. Escalating the Global Fight against Neglected Tropical Diseases Through Interventions in Southeast Asia and China

Schrantz et al. Neglected diseases and ethinic minorities in the Western Pacific Region-Exploring the links

R Bergquist & M Tanner, Control of schistosomiasis japonica: a tale of two countries

Zhou et al. Schistosomiasis japonica: research and control

M Sudomo et al. Impact and control of lymphatic filariasis in Southeast Asia

M Vang-Johansen et al. Towards improved diagnosis of zoonotic trematodes in Asia

J Keiser et al. Major Helminth Infections: The Drugs We Have and the Drugs We Need helminthiasis and ood-borne trematodiasis)

R Bergquist et al. Control of the major helminthic zoonoses in Asia: vaccine development as part of the solution

J Malone et al. Implementing a Geospatial Health Data Infrastructure in Southeast Asia

GJ Yang et al. Climate Changes and RNAS+ Target Diseases

C King et al. Health Metrics for Helminthic Infections

Lisa et al. Social science applied in helthminthic infection in Aoutheast Asia

S Wayling et al. Infrastructures in capability strengthening, training and teaching for the Asian Schistosomiasis and Other Zoonotic Helminthiasis: A Role Model for Collaboration.