Atlas of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology

Author: Wallace Peters,Geoffrey Pasvol

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032304364X

Category: Medical

Page: 429

View: 4961

Increased global travel has changed the way we think about disease distribution. Diseases once considered of localised interest can be disseminated more readily than ever due to the increased speed of international travel. This is your perfect visual guide to diagnosing these diseases. The Sixth Edition of this internationally acclaimed atlas is the most comprehensive ever, with extensively revised text and more than 1200 stunning images. See the latest on such infections as the H5N1 strain of avian flu and West Nile Virus. Catch up with expanded coverage of the continuing of HIV/AIDS and related infections. Find information quicker and more easily with a new consistent chapter organisation. Get even more comprehensive visual coverage with hundreds of new, full-colour images. Use all of the book's 1200+ images to illustrate your PowerPoint presentations with the enclosed bonus CD-ROM.

Grundriss der Parasitenkunde

Parasiten des Menschen und der Nutztiere

Author: Heinz Mehlhorn

Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag

ISBN: 9783827411587

Category: Science

Page: 516

View: 9986

Parasiten bedrohen trotz jahrzehntelanger Anstrengungen nach wie vor die Gesundheit und das Leben des Menschen und seiner Haus-, Nutz- und Heimtiere. So sind fundierte Kenntnisse der parasitären Erkrankungen angesichts des zunehmenden weltweiten Reiseverkehrs sowohl für Reisende als auch für Humanmediziner unerläßlich. Zudem haben Parasiten als opportunistische Erreger bei AIDS-Patienten eine vorrangige Bedeutung erlangt, sind sie doch meist die eigentliche Todesursache. Aber auch Tiermediziner werden ständig mit Parasiten konfrontiert - sei es bei der Produktion von Lebensmitteln oder bei der Behandlung von Haustieren. Konzept dieses nun in sechster Auflage erschienenen Kurzlehrbuchs und Nachschlagewerks für Biologen, Tier- und Humanmediziner ist es, die Entwicklungszyklen der wichtigsten Tier- und Humanparasiten vergleichend darzustellen sowie ihre Übertragungswege und Überlebensstrategien im Wirt aufzuzeigen. Dabei können prophylaktische Maßnahmen z.T. größere Bedeutung erlangen als die Chemotherapie, die heute oft recht problematisch ist. Zudem werden die Morphologie und die biologischen Daten der wichtigsten Parasiten in für Studenten erlernbarer Weise aufbereitet und in über 700 Abbildungen und 20 Tabellen dargestellt.

Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, Vol. 5

April 20, 1911, to February 26, 1912 (Classic Reprint)

Author: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780267943807

Category: Science

Page: 674

View: 2285

Excerpt from Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, Vol. 5: April 20, 1911, to February 26, 1912 The characteristic attitude of Phlebotomus is portrayed on Plates VI and VII. When at rest the wings slightly diverge and are elevated at a considerable angle above the thorax and abdomen. On the least disturbance the insects make short rapid flights, almost invariably to the right or left, reminding one of the rapid movements of a flea rather than those of a winged insect. Occasionally, however, they will take long - continued flights, when the course is more or less direct and distinctly midge-like. Their movements on the w1ng can be followed with little difficulty in daylight, but by artificial light it'is almost impossible to do so for more than a few seconds at a time. Both sexes live but a short time in captivity, unless they are fed upon human blood. Without this they will subsist on wet blotting - paper or other damp materials, such as soil, fresh leaves, etc. Under such conditions many examples survived for periods varying from three to nine days though the majority died on the third and fourth days, even although the females, in many instances, had taken a meal of blood a few hours before they were captured. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Advances in Parasitology

Author: J. R. Baker,John R. Baker,Ralph Muller,D. Rollinson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780120317509

Category: Medical

Page: 300

View: 8951

First published in 1963, Advances in Parasitology contains comprehensive and up-to-date reviews in all areas of interest in contemporary parasitology. Now edited by J. R. Baker, Ralph Muller, and David Rollinson and supported by an international Editorial Board, the series includes medical studies on parasites of major influence, such as trypanosomes and scabies, and reviews of more traditional areas, such as zoology, taxonomy, and life history, which shape current thinking and applications. In 1999, the Institute for Scientific Information released figures showing that Advances in Parasitology has an Impact Factor of 4.913, placing it second in the highly competitive category of Parasitology. Key Features * This edition features up-to-date reviews, including: *The Malaria-Infected Red Blood Cell: Structural and Functional Changes *Schistosomiasis in the Mekong Region: Epidemiology and Phylogeography *Molecular Aspects of Sexual Development and Reproduction in Nematodes and Schistosomes *Antiparasitic Properties of Medicinal Plants and Other Naturally Occurring Products

Public Health and Infectious Diseases

Author: Jeffrey Griffiths,James H. Maguire,Kristian Heggenhougen,Stella R. Quah

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 012381507X

Category: Medical

Page: 512

View: 5622

Emerging infectious diseases may be defined as diseases being caused by pathogens only recently recognized to exist. This group of diseases is important globally, and the experience of the last 30 years suggests that new emerging diseases are likely to bedevil us. As the global climate changes, so changes the environment, which can support not only the pathogens, but also their vectors of transmission. This expands the exposure and effects of infectious disease and, therefore, the importance of widespread understanding of the relationship between public health and infectious disease. This work brings together chapters that explain reasons for the emergence of these infectious diseases. These include the ecological context of human interactions with other humans, with animals that may host human pathogens, and with a changing agricultural and industrial environment, increasing resistance to antimicrobials, the ubiquity of global travel, and international commerce. * Features the latest discoveries related to influenza with a newly published article by Davidson Hamer and Jean van Seventer * Provides a listing of rare diseases that have become resurgent or spread their geographic distribution and are re-emergent * Highlights dengue and malaria, as well as agents such as West Nile and other arboviruses that have spread to new continents causing widespread concerns * Includes discussions of climate influencing the spread of infectious disease and political and societal aspects

Issues in National, Regional, and Environmental Health and Medicine: 2011 Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464964602

Category: Medical

Page: 1345

View: 2564

Issues in National, Regional, and Environmental Health and Medicine: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about National, Regional, and Environmental Health and Medicine. The editors have built Issues in National, Regional, and Environmental Health and Medicine: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about National, Regional, and Environmental Health and Medicine in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in National, Regional, and Environmental Health and Medicine: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at

District Laboratory Practice in Tropical Countries

Author: Monica Cheesbrough

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521665476

Category: Medical

Page: 462

View: 5592

Changes in the organization of health services in developing countries have led to the local level assuming more responsibility for the planning, delivery and quality of community health care. District Laboratory Practice in Tropical Countries offers workable guidelines relevant to the organization and management of community laboratory services and the training of district laboratory personnel. This up-to-date, practical bench manual takes a modern approach to the provision of a quality medical laboratory service and includes accounts of organization and staffing; total quality management; health and safety; equipping district laboratories; parasitological tests, illustrated in color; clinical chemistry tests; planning a training curriculum for district laboratory personnel. Volume 2, to be published in late 2000, covers microbiological tests, hematological tests and blood transfusion tests.

Biologie von Parasiten

Author: Richard Lucius,Brigitte Loos-Frank,Richard P. Lane

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662548623

Category: Science

Page: 546

View: 3850

Die 3. vollständig überarbeitete Auflage dieses Buches führt in die Biologie parasitärer Einzeller, Würmer und Arthropoden ein. Die Autoren bieten auf Grundlage der aktuellen Systematik eine Übersicht über die verschiedenen Parasitengruppen. Ausführlich wird auf wichtige Infektionserreger, wie die der Malaria, Schlafkrankheit und Toxoplasmose eingegangen, wobei die molekularen Grundlagen der Pathogene erläutert werden. Außerdem werden Parasiten als Krankheitsüberträger dargestellt und wichtige Infektionskrankheiten, die bei Tieren vorkommen, besprochen. Daher wendet sich dieses Buch sowohl an Biologen, als auch an Veterinärmediziner und Mediziner. In den einzelnen Kapiteln kommen die Anpassungen an die parasitische Lebensweise zur Sprache. Anhand häufiger Vertreter werden exemplarisch typische Lebenszyklen, die Immunreaktionen und die resultierenden Krankheitsbilder erklärt. Viele Abbildungen veranschaulichen dabei den Text. Die Prüfungsfragen am Ende eines jeden Kapitels helfen den Lerninhalt zu rekapitulieren und zu verinnerlichen.

Tsetse Biology and Ecology

Their Role in the Epidemiology and Control of Trypanosomosis

Author: Stephen G. A. Leak

Publisher: ILRI (aka ILCA and ILRAD)

ISBN: 9780851993003

Category: Medical

Page: 568

View: 4235

Domestic livestock in Africa are of importance not only as a source of milk and meat but also as a source of animal traction enabling farmers to cultivate larger areas, with crops providing the staple foods. Trypanosomosis, a parasitic disease transmitted cyclically by the tsetse fly (Glossina spp.), is arguably still the main constraint to livestock production on the continent, preventing full use of the land to feed the rapidly increasing human population. Sleeping sickness, the disease caused in humans by species of Trypanosoma, is an important and neglected disease posing a threat to millions of people in tsetse-infested areas. Often wrongly thought of as a disease of the past, the prevalence of human sleeping sickness is increasing in many areas.Although alternative methods to control the disease are being investigated, such as immunological approaches, use of chemotherapy or exploitation of the trypanotolerance trait, it is only control or eradication of the tsetse fly vector which will remove the threat of the disease rather than providing a better means of ‘living’ with it. As a result of the economic impact of tsetse-transmitted Trypanosomosis, a large amount of research literature has been produced. This book provides a comprehensive review of this literature. The text is divided into four parts: tsetse biology and ecology, epidemiology, vector control and control of trypanosomosis. The book is invaluable for medical and veterinary entomologists, parasitologists and epidemiologists.

Imported Infectious Diseases

The Impact in Developed Countries

Author: Fernando Cobo

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1908818735

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 7303

The increase of immigrant population in developed countries (mainly in Europe and North America) together with an important increase of international travel worldwide are the two most important causes that have contributed to the introduction and diagnosis of imported/tropical infectious diseases in these countries. These factors have had an important impact in developed countries in both social and economic aspects. Imported Infectious Diseases focuses not only on describing the infections, but also in evaluating the current epidemiology, the economic and social impact and the possibility to apply immunization measures and vaccines. The main purpose of this book is to give an overview of the current most important and frequent imported infectious diseases in developed countries. The first chapter informs about the medical services that are being offered to the immigrants in the main developed countries depending on the legal situation. Following chapters describe the main surveillance systems for these kinds of diseases, mainly in Europe and North America. Finally, remaining chapters contain sections on epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical features, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

Biology of Blood-Sucking Insects

Author: Michael Lehane

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401179530

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 483

Blood-sucking insects are the vectors of many of the most debilitating parasites of man and his domesticated animals. In addition they are of considerable direct cost to the agricultural industry through losses in milk and meat yields, and through damage to hides and wool, etc. So, not surprisingly, many books of medical and veterinary entomology have been written. Most of these texts are organized taxonomically giving the details of the life-cycles, bionomics, relationship to disease and economic importance of each of the insect groups in turn. I have taken a different approach. This book is topic led and aims to discuss the biological themes which are common in the lives of blood-sucking insects. To do this I have concentrated on those aspects of the biology of these fascinating insects which have been clearly modified in some way to suit the blood-sucking habit. For example, I have discussed feeding and digestion in some detail because feeding on blood presents insects with special problems, but I have not discussed respiration because it is not affected in any particular way by haematophagy. Naturally there is a subjective element in the choice of topics for discussion and the weight given to each. I hope that I have not let my enthusiasm for particular subjects get the better of me on too many occasions and that the subject material achieves an overall balance.

Critical Reviews in Tropical Medicine

Author: R.K. Chandra

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461327237

Category: Medical

Page: 290

View: 9687

At the present time there are renewed global efforts to control the major tropical infections and to stem the tide of malnutrition, the two serious, often intertwined, problems that contribute to much of the morbidity and mortality in under privileged populations. Many international organizations have joined hands with national governments and with the private sector to search for new approaches to problems that beset much of the developing world, including countries in the tropical region. This volume continues the tradition of the previous publication in the Series. A variety of fare is offered to readers: explanations of the activities and achievements of the UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Re search and Training in Tropical Diseases; and studies of infant mortality, schistosomiasis, trypanosomiasis, helminths, lactase deficiency, oral rehydration therapy, functional consequences of iron deficiency, and fertility control. Au thoritative state-of-the-art reviews provide a critical analysis of recent data. I hope the Series will continue to prove useful to all those working in the tropics and to those in the industrialized countries whose awareness of physical health problems of the Third World is relatively limited. R. K. Chandra St. John's, Newfoundland VlI Contents Chapter 1. The Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DAVID S. ROWE 1. Origins, Objectives, and Diseases. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2. The Modus Operandi of the Programme. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 2. 1. Scientific Working Groups. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 2. 2. Research Strengthening Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 2. 3. The Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee. . . . . . . . . 7 2. 4. Joint Coordinating Board. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .