Description

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.

Key Features

  • Informs and updates on all the latest developments in the field
  • Contributions from leading authorities and industry experts

Readership

Researchers in parasitology, tropical medicine and entomology.

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.

Details

No. of pages:
480
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2010
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780123819567
Print ISBN:
9780123815132
Print ISBN:
9780323165822

About the serial-volume-editors

Xiao-Nong Zhou

Professor Xiao-Nong Zhou is Director of the National Institute of Parasitic Diseases at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, P.R.China. He graduated with a PhD in Biology from Copenhagen University, Denmark. His professional works are across the fields of ecology, population biology, epidemiology, and malacology. Professor Zhou is the Chair of the National Expert Advisory Committee on schistosomiasis and other parasitic diseases for China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission. He has written extensively on parasitology and parasitic diseases, with more than 100 peer review publications in international journals, such as N Engl J Med, Lancet, Emerg Inf Dis, Inter J Parasitol, Adv Parasitol, PLoS NTDs, Parasites and Vectors, etc. He has collaborated with WHO/TDR and WHO, including serving as members for WHO STAC on NTDs, WHO/TDR STAC, WHO Foodborne Burden Epidemiology Reference Group. He had contributed, as former President, to the Regional Network on Asian Schistosomiasis and Other Important Zoonoses since 2000. He is the Editor-in-Chief for Infectious Diseases of Poverty (BioMed Central as publisher), and Chinese Journal of Schistosomiasis Control (Chinese national journal).

Affiliations and Expertise

National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

Robert Bergquist

Affiliations and Expertise

World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Remigio Olveda

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, Muntinlupa City, The Phillipines

Juerg Utzinger

Affiliations and Expertise

Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland

Reviews

"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