Description

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

Readership

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

Table of Contents

  • Contributors to Volume 61
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Control of Human Parasitic Diseases: Context and Overview
    • ABSTRACT
    • 1 CONTROL OF PARASITIC DISEASES
    • 2 THE HEALTH POLICY ENVIRONMENT
    • 3 PARASITIC DISEASES: NEW AND OLD CHALLENGES
    • 4 CONCLUSIONS
  • Malaria Chemotherapy
    • ABSTRACT
    • 1 THE PHARMACOLOGY AND THERAPEUTICS OF ANTIMALARIALS
    • 2 DEVELOPING NEW ANTIMALARIAL DRUGS
    • 3 THE USE OF ANTIMALARIAL DRUGS
    • 4 CONCLUSIONS
  • Insecticide-Treated Nets
    • ABSTRACT
    • 1 INTRODUCTION
    • 2 EFFICACY STUDIES
    • 3 EFFECTIVENESS AND COST-EFFECTIVENESS STUDIES
    • 4 RISK ASSESSMENT
    • 5 MONITORING AND IMPACT OF INSECTICIDE RESISTANCE
    • 6 TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES
    • 7 EVOLUTION OF ITN POLICY
    • 8 EVOLUTION OF ITN DELIVERY STRATEGIES
    • 9 CONCLUSIONS AND NEEDS
  • Control of Chagas Disease
    • ABSTRACT
    • 1 INTRODUCTION
    • 2 THE SOUTHERN CONE INITIATIVE
    • 3 THE CENTRAL AMERICAN INITIATIVE
    • 4 CHALLENGES IN CENTRAL AMERICA
    • 5 CHAGAS DISEASE CONTROL INITIATIVES IN OTHER REGIONS
    • 6 CONCLUSION
    • ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
  • Human African Trypanosomiasis: Epidemiology and Control
    • ABSTRACT
    • 1 INTRODUCTION
    • 2 DISEASE BURDEN AND DISTRIBUTION
    • 3 THE VECTOR—TSETSE FLIES
    • 4 TRYPANOSOMIASIS IN ANIMALS
    • 5 DIAGNOSIS
    • 6 TREATMENT
    • 7 CONTROL
    • 8 CONCLUSIONS
    • ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
  • Chemotherapy in the Treatment and Control of Leishmaniasis
    • ABSTRACT
    • 1 INTRODUCTION
    • 2 THE CURRENT EPIDEMIOLOGIC SITUATION AND REQUIREMENTS FOR NEW CONTROL STRATEGIES
    • 3 CURRENT DRUGS USED FOR THE TREATMENT OF LEISHMANIASIS
    • 4 CONTROL OF LEISHMANIASIS—NEEDS

Details

No. of pages:
682
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2007
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780120317653
Electronic ISBN:
9780080462943

Reviews

“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