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World Class Parasites

Food-Borne Parasitic Zoonoses

Fish and Plant-Borne Parasites

Editors: Murrell, K. Darwin, Fried, Bernard (Eds.)

  • Highlights new scientific knowledge in order to properly assess the overall importance of a zoonosis compared to other pressing public health and development needs
  • Includes important discussions on zoonosis epidemiology, diagnosis, basic research and clinical aspects
  • Emphasizes the issues and obstacles in the way of a full understanding of the zoonosis, particularly information needed for treatment and effective prevention and control
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The food-borne parasites discussed in this book are infections of animals which are transmissible to humans and constitute an important component of the Neglected Tropical Diseases (The World Health Organization). The increasing recognition of the public health significance of these zoonoses, their complicated links to poverty, agricultural intensification, environmental degradation, and the lack of appropriate tools for their control was the inspiration behind this book. In the past these diseases were limited to populations living in low- and middle-income countries, but the geographical limits and populations at risk are expanding and changing because of increasing international markets, improved transportation systems, and demographic changes. It is estimated that the number of people currently infected with food-borne trematodes alone exceeds 41 million, and the number of people at risk worldwide , including those in developed countries, is 750 million. The focus of this book is on those zoonoses that are transmitted by fish, plant and invertebrate foods. While people, especially those living in developed countries, are commonly aware of meat-borne zoonoses such as trichinellosis and cysticercosis, fewer are acquainted with parasitic diseases caused by liver, lung and intestinal flukes, fish-borne tapeworms, and tissue roundworms. This book reviews not only the prevalence and distribution of these zoonoses, including available health and economic impact data, but also highlights gaps in our knowledge base that must be filled in order to gain insights on approaches to prevention. The topics on epidemiology, diagnosis, and clinical aspects emphasize knowledge gaps that limit a full understanding of these zoonoses, and target where greater research investments on these parasitic diseases should be focused. Food-Borne Parasitic Zoonoses: Fish and Plant-Borne Parasites provides the intellectual challenge and stimulation needed to build a more concerted international effort on prevention of these zoonoses. It is an ideal volume for parasitologists, microbiologists, immunologists, epidemiologists, and graduate students and professionals in the fields of public health, infectious disease, food safety and food science.

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PUBLISHED IN THE SEPTEMBER 2008 ISSUE OF EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Food-Borne Parasitic Zoonoses: Fish and Plant-Borne Parasites
(World Class Parasites)
K. Darwin Murrell and Bernard Fried, editors
Springer, New York, New York,
USA, 2007
ISBN-10: 0387713573
ISBN-13: 978-0-387-71357-1
Pages: 686; Price: US $169

          With >4,000 biomedical journals currently available, and more being added seemingly every month, one of the most overwhelming and daunting tasks for any health professional is to stay current with the literature. A welcomed lifeline has been the World Class Parasites series of publications that have made this challenge much easier to manage. The latest text (Volume 11), Food-Borne Parasitic Zoonoses: Fish and Plant-Borne Parasites, is a superb addition to this series. Murrell and Fried have brought together a stellar group of contributors In a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the helminthic zoonoses that are transmitted through fi sh and plant consumption. Given that the distribution and effect of these zoonoses remain woefully underappreciated, they Are deserving of the justifiable attention brought by this book.
          The first 9 chapters provide a thorough discussion of intestinal, Liver, and lung flukes; fish-borne tapeworms; and tissue nematodes. Two superb chapters on  immunologic aspects and molecular epidemiology of these parasites complete the text. There is much to extol in this volume. In an era of justifi able focus on molecular biology and genetics, it is heartening to see the broad-based and integrated approach taken by the editors and collaborators. This approach successfully accomplishes the stated objective of the editors to “… celebrate the diversity of approach that comprises modern parasitological research.” The chapters are clearly written and well organized with a balance of both classic, historic articles as well as important recent work.
        The editors and authors have obviously made a priority of ensuring that the material is widely accessible to scientists and health professionals in diverse disciplines. They have presented detailed information on the biology, life cycles, natural history, diagnosis, treatment, epidemiology, and control of the agents or infections discussed. Current diagnostic techniques are thoroughly addressed. Insightful discussion is provided at the end of each chapter on current gaps in knowledge and research needs that offers a coherent roadmap for future studies. The chapter on intestinal capillariasis by Cross and Belizario is particularly noteworthy. Abundant images of exceptional quality are included and this adds substantially to the text. More color images would have been of value, but they may have made the text prohibitively expensive. Some chapters could have had additional discussion of epidemiologic aspects and a few typos can be found, but these do not diminish the value of this outstanding work.
         Food-Borne Parasitic Zoonoses: Fish and Plant-Borne Parasites is a text of exceptional quality that should have broad appeal and utility for health professionals, researchers, medical and public health students, and policy makers. Given the increasing interest in neglected tropical diseases, this book is a timely and commendable work that will promote efforts to reduce the effects of these parasitic agents.

Frank J. Sorvillo
Author affiliation: University of California,
Los Angeles, California, USA

DOI: 10.3201/eid1409.080495

Address for correspondence:

Frank J. Sorvillo,

Department of Epidemiology, School of Public

Health, University of California, Los Angeles,

CA 90095, USA; email: fsorvill@ucla.edu


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Liver Flukes

    Sithithaworn, Paiboon (et al.)

    Pages 3-52

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  • Intestinal Flukes

    Chai, Jong-Yil

    Pages 53-115

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  • Paragonimiasis

    Blair, David (et al.)

    Pages 117-150

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  • Diphyllobothriasis: The Diphyllobothrium latumHuman Infection Conundrum and Reconciliation with a Worldwide Zoonosis

    Dick, Terry A.

    Pages 151-184

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  • Anisakid Nematodes and Anisakiasis

    Lymbery, A.J. (et al.)

    Pages 185-207

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Food-Borne Parasitic Zoonoses
Book Subtitle
Fish and Plant-Borne Parasites
Editors
  • K. Darwin Murrell
  • Bernard Fried
Series Title
World Class Parasites
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-71358-8
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-71358-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-71357-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-4392-7
Series ISSN
1571-3113
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 429
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