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

M Sinoun et al. Schistosoma mekongi in Cambodia and Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Willingham et al. Combating Taenia solium Cysticercosis in Southeast Asia: An Opportunity for Improving Human Health and Livestock Production

D McManus et al. Echinococcosis with particular reference to Southeast Asia

Sripa et al. Food-borne Trematodiases: Epidemiology, Pathology, Clinical Manifestation and Control

Odermatt et al. Less common parasitic infections which can produce outbreaks

S Lv et al. Cerebrospinal helminthiasis in Southeast Asia

P Steinmann et al. The face of multiparasitism: which helminths are commonly found together?

S Attwood et al. Studies on the parasitology, phylogeography, and the evolution of hostparasite infections, for the snail intermediate hosts of medically important trematode genera in Southeast Asia.

SH Xiao et al. Anthelminthic drug development in China

W Hu et al. The "omics" sciences in our wormy world: genomics, proteomics and transcriptomics

YL Wang et al. Advances in metabolic profiling of experimental Nematode and Trematode infections.

Details

No. of pages:
480
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2010
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780123815149
Electronic ISBN:
9780123849458

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