Control of Human Parasitic Diseases: Volume 61

Control of Human Parasitic Diseases: Volume 61

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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. Control of Human Parasitic Diseases focuses on the present state of control of the significant human parasitic infectious diseases.
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  • Hardback | 690 pages
  • 148 x 230 x 32mm | 1,220.16g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 61st edition
  • 0120317613
  • 9780120317615

Review quote

"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."
--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

"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, Professor & Director, Swiss Tropical Institute

"David Molyneux has skillfully coordinated this excellent series of reviews of the measures available for control or elimination of the major parasitic diseases of humans, of the challenges we face in order to achieve greater impact with what is available to us now, and of the science underlying production of new and improved tools for the future."
--Geoffrey Targett, Gates Malaria Partnership, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
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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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