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Main description:

This book addresses the major neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) – based on their prevalence and the years of healthy life lost to disability – in Latin American and Caribbean countries. These include Chagas disease, leishmaniasis, hookworm infection, and other soil-transmitted helminth infections, followed by dengue, schistosomiasis, leishmaniasis, leprosy, cysticercosis, bartonellosis, Plasmodium vivax malaria, and onchocerciasis. Topics like disease burden, major manifestations and approaches to the control and elimination of NTDs in Latin America and the Caribbean are discussed in detail. As such, the book will be of general interest to basic researchers and clinicians engaged in infectious disease, tropical medicine, and parasitology, and a must-have for scientists specialized in the characteristics of this region of the world.​


Feature:

First volume on this topic with a specific focus on the special situation in Latin ​America and the Caribbean

Written by dedicated experts in parasitology and infectious diseases in this part of the world

Each chapter deals with a single major disease, focussing on disease burden, major manifestation and approaches to control and elimination of NTDs in Latin America


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This book addresses the major neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) – based on their prevalence and the years of healthy life lost to disability – in Latin American and Caribbean countries. These include Chagas disease, leishmaniasis, hookworm infection, and other soil-transmitted helminth infections, followed by dengue, schistosomiasis, leishmaniasis, leprosy, cysticercosis, bartonellosis, Plasmodium vivax malaria, and onchocerciasis. Topics like disease burden, major manifestations and approaches to the control and elimination of NTDs in Latin America and the Caribbean are discussed in detail. As such, the book will be of general interest to basic researchers and clinicians engaged in infectious disease, tropical medicine, and parasitology, and a must-have for scientists specialized in the characteristics of this region of the world.​


Contents:

The Neglected Tropical Diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean: Burden of Disease and Approaches for Elimination and Control.- Schistosomiasis in the Americas.- Chagas Disease.- Hookworm infection in Latin America and the Caribbean region.- Plasmodium vivax malaria in Latin America.- Leishmaniasis in the Americas.- Fascioliasis.- A roadmap followed: The path towards the elimination of onchocerciasis in Latin America.- Leprosy in the Americas: Burden of Disease and approaches for control/elimination.- Carrion’s Disease.- Dengue in Latin America: a persistent and growing public health challenge.- Cysticercosis disease burden in Latin America.- Histopathology of neglected tropical diseases.


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9783709114223
Publisher: Springer (Springer Vienna)
Publication date: May, 2015
Pages: 300

Subcategories: Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Public Health