Advances in Parasitology

Advances in Parasitology

1st Edition - March 1, 2022

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  • Editors: Russell Stothard, David Rollinson
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323988711
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323988728

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Advances in Parasitology, Volume 115, the latest release in this ongoing series, includes medical studies of parasites of major influence, along with reviews of more traditional areas, such as zoology, taxonomy and life history. Chapters in this update include Taking the strain out of onchocerciasis: a reanalysis of blindness and transmission data does not support the existence of a savanna blinding strain of onchocerciasis in West Africa, Enterocytozoon bieneusi of animals, Taenia solium taeniasis/cysticercosis, Genomic analysis reveals predominant clonality and progressive evolution at all evolutionary scales in eukaryotic pathogens, HTLV-I and Strongyloides: the worm lurking beneath, and more.

Key Features

  • Informs and updates on all the latest developments in the field of parasitology
  • Includes medical studies of parasites of major influence
  • Features reviews of more traditional areas, such as zoology, taxonomy and life history which help shape current thinking and applications


PhD students, professors, scientists, health workers, government officers, and policy makers at various levels

Table of Contents

  • Cover
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • Contributors
  • Chapter One: An update on female and male genital schistosomiasis and a call to integrate efforts to escalate diagnosis, treatment and awareness in endemic and non-endemic settings: The time is now
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Pathogenesis and clinical manifestations
  • 3: Immunology
  • 4: Diagnosis of genital schistosomiasis
  • 5: Co-infections and co-morbidities
  • 6: Immigrants and returned travellers
  • 7: Management of FGS and MGS
  • 8: Disability, stigma and community awareness
  • 9: Programme integration
  • 10: Conclusions and way forward
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  • Chapter Two: Vertebrates as uninfected disseminators of helminth eggs and larvae
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Terminology and definitions of helminth zoochory
  • 3: Features of different vertebrates that affect their ability to disseminate parasites
  • 4: Endozoochory
  • 5: Ectozoochory
  • 6: Long-distance dispersal
  • 7: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter Three: Anthelmintic resistance in ruminants: challenges and solutions
  • Abstract
  • 1: Concerted action for combatting anthelmintic resistance in ruminants
  • 2: Prevalence and impact of anthelmintic resistance
  • 3: Gastrointestinal nematodes: current and future diagnosis
  • 4: Diagnosis of anthelmintic resistance
  • 5: Towards a sustainable use of anthelmintics
  • 6: Prospects of new anthelmintics
  • 7: Complementary control approaches
  • 8: Facilitating behavioural change
  • 9: Conclusions
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  • Further reading

Product details

  • No. of pages: 238
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: March 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323988711
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323988728

About the Editors

Russell Stothard

Prof. Russell Stothard is Chair in Medical Parasitology at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK

Affiliations and Expertise

Chair in Medical Parasitology, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK

David Rollinson

David Rollinson
Professor David Rollinson is a Merit Research Scientist at the Natural History Museum in London, where he leads a research team in the Wolfson Wellcome Biomedical Laboratories and directs the WHO Collaborating Centre for schistosomiasis. He has had a long fascination with parasites and the diseases that they cause, this has involved him in many overseas projects especially in Africa. He is on the WHO Expert Advisory Panel of parasitic diseases, the editor of Advances in Parasitology and a former President of the World Federation of Parasitologists. His research group uses a multidisciplinary approach, which combines detailed molecular studies in the laboratory with ongoing collaborative studies in endemic areas of disease, to explore the intriguing world of parasites in order to help control and eliminate parasitic diseases.

Affiliations and Expertise

Merit Research Scientist, The Natural History Museum, London, UK

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