Atlas of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology

Author: Wallace Peters,Geoffrey Pasvol

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032304364X

Category: Medical

Page: 429

View: 5700

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.

Tropical Medicine and Parasitology

Author: Wallace Peters,Geoffrey Pasvol

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated


Category: Medical

Page: 334

View: 9541

Increased global travel has facilitated the spread of diseases that were previously restricted in their distribution. The fifth Edition of this internationally acclaimed book combines over 1,000 outstanding illustrations and expanded, authoritative text covering the clinical diagnosis, pathology and ecology of all recognized tropical and parasitic diseases.

Tropical Medicine And Parasitology (Classic Reprint)

Author: Ernst Georg Nauck

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780656430383

Category: Medical

Page: 270

View: 9474

Excerpt from Tropical Medicine And Parasitology Erwähnung verdient, der in einzelnen Lieferungen von zeiss12 heraus gegebene "seuchen-atlas, der auch für verschiedene Tropenkrankheiten (z. B. Gelbfieber) kartographisches Material beizubringen versucht hat. 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.

Grundriss der Parasitenkunde

Parasiten des Menschen und der Nutztiere

Author: Heinz Mehlhorn

Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag

ISBN: 9783827411587

Category: Science

Page: 516

View: 9053

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.


Waiting for the Vaccine

Author: G. A. T. Targett

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471931003

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 7040

Malaria Waiting for the Vaccine Edited by G.A.T. Targett, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Malaria affects enormous populations in tropical and sub-tropical areas of the world. In global terms,the situation is worsening as the impact of parasite and mosquito vector adaptations to drugs and insecticides exacerbates weaknesses in control programmes already under great strain for socio-economic reasons. This book, the first in a series of annual public health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, brings together expertise in all of the disciplines that impinge on current control efforts and that are essential for the development of new and improved measures. The ten sections provide a balance between the different approaches to public health management of malaria,those concerned with the individual who is infected, and control at community level. Clinical control emphasizes management of severe disease and the impact of drug resistance. Community public health measures consider all aspects of vector control, use and supply of drugs in endemic regions, and the organization and economics of control. For the future, the current status of vaccine development and the conduct of field trials are assessed. Detailed discussions amongst experts in each field lead to a series of recommendations designed to assist those currently engaged in control and management of the disease, to indicate priorities for future research, and above all to provide an agenda for national and international discussion on future strategies for combating the disease. The book will also appeal to epidemiologists, research scientists and clinicians as it sets their research and responsibilities in a much wider context than normal. In a similar way it will be invaluable for postgraduate teaching.

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: 5044

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

Neglected Tropical Diseases - Latin America and the Caribbean

Author: Carlos Franco-Paredes,José Ignacio Santos-Preciado

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3709114225

Category: Medical

Page: 243

View: 4361

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.​

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: 7015

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: 302

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: 5814

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.