Table of Contents


1. Principles of Parasitism: Host Parasite Interactions
2. Factors in Influencing Geographic Distribution and Incidence of Tropical Infectious Diseases
3. Epidemiology in Tropical Medicine
4. Population Dynamics of Infectious Diseases in the Tropics
5. Social and Cultural Factors in Tropical Medicine
6. Nutrition-Infection Interaction
7. Micronutrients in Infection
8. Host Genetics and Susceptibility to Infection
9. Disease Eradication and Control
10. Travelers’ and Immigrants; Health
11. Military Populations
12. Vector Biology
13. Animal Poisons in the Tropics
14. Plant Toxins in the Tropics
15. HIV and AIDS in the Tropics
16. Immunology, Host Defense, Immunodeficiencies, and Vaccines
17. Tropical Infectious Diseases and Malignancy
18. Chemotherapy of Parasitic Diseases
19. Chemotherapy of Bacterial, Fungal, and Viral Diseases
20. Surveillance for Emerging Diseases
21. Distinguishing Bioterrorism from Endemic Tropical Infections


A. Bacterial and Mycobacterial Infections

22. Eneric Escherichia coli
23. Typhoid Fever
24. Nontyphoidal Salmonellosis
25. Shigellosis
26. Campylobacter Infections
27. Cholera
28. “Noncholera” Vibrio Infections
29. Enteric Clostridium Infections
30. Helicobacter pylori Infections
31. Meningococcal Infections
32. Genococcal and Other Neisserial Infections
33. Haemophilus Infections
34. Calymmatobacterium granulomatis Infections
35. Pneumococcal Infections
36. Streptococcal and Staphylococcal Infections
37. Pertussis
38. Legionellosis
39. Meliodosis
40. Diptheria
41. Tuberculosis and Atypical Mycobacterial Infections
42. Leprosy
43. Anthrax
44. Bartonelloses
45. Brucellosis
46. Plague
47. Tetanus


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About the authors

Richard Guerrant

Richard L Guerrant MD Thomas H Hunter Professor of International Medicine Director, Center for Global Health, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health University of Virginia School of Medicine Charlottesville VA USA

David Walker

David H Walker MD Carmage and Martha Walls Distinguished University Chair in Tropical Diseases Director, WHO Collaborating Center for Tropical Diseases Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston TX USA

Peter Weller

Peter F Weller MD Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School Professor, Immunology and Infectious Diseases Dept, Harvard School of Public Health Chief, Infectious Disease Division Vice Chair of Research, Dept. of Medicine Boston MA USA