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Control of Human Parasitic Diseases - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780120317615, 9780080458090

Control of Human Parasitic Diseases, Volume 61

1st Edition

Serial Volume Editor: David Molyneux
Hardcover ISBN: 9780120317615
eBook ISBN: 9780080458090
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 15th June 2006
Page Count: 690
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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


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. Control of Human Parasitic Diseases focuses on the present state of control of the significant human parasitic infectious diseases.

Key Features

  • Includes the impact of recent research findings on control strategy
  • Discusses the health policy implications of these findings and the importance of evaluation and monitoring
  • Highlights the lessons learned and the interactions between control programs and health systems
  • Foreword by Jeffrey D. Sachs


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


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"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

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About the Serial Volume Editor

David Molyneux

Affiliations and Expertise

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK