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.

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.

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


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About the serial-volume-editor

David Molyneux

Affiliations and Expertise

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK


"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 al