World Class Parasites

The Filaria

Editors: Klei, Thomas R., Rajan, T.V. (Eds.)

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Filarial nematodes constitute and important group of human pathogens in tropical regions of the world. Diseases associated with these worms are generally separated into two categories: filariasis, caused by infections of lymphatic dwelling parasites and onchocerciasis, or river blindness, caused by infections of Onchocerca volvulus. Other filariae specifically infect humans and it is likely that zoonotic filarial infections may alter the outcome of infections with human parasites. The chapters in this book will cover concepts that, in most instances, overlap all of these parasites as well as focus on new and emerging ideas.
The Filaria, volume five of World Class Parasites, is written for researchers, students and scholars who enjoy reading research that has a major impact on human health, or agricultural productivity, and against which we have no satisfactory defense. It is intended to supplement more formal texts that cover taxonomy, life cycles, morphology, vector distribution, symptoms and treatment. It integrates vector, pathogen and host biology and celebrates the diversity of approach that comprises modern parasitological research.

About the authors

Thomas R. Klei is a Boyd Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Advanced Studies, School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana, Baton Rouge, LA. T.V. Rajan is a Professor at the School of Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, USA

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Lymphatic Filarial Infections: An Introduction to the Filariae

    Kazura, J. W.

    Pages 1-8

  • Vector-Parasite Interactions in Mosquito-Borne Filariasis

    Bartholomay, L.C. (et al.)

    Pages 9-19

  • Evolutionary Relationships Among Filarial Nematodes

    Bain, Odile

    Pages 21-29

  • Filarial Genomics: Gene Discovery and Gene Expression

    Williams, S.A. (et al.)

    Pages 31-42

  • The Epidemiology of Onchocerciasis and the Long Term Impact of Existing Control Strategies on this Infection

    Fischer, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 43-57

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Filaria
Editors
  • Thomas R. Klei
  • T.V. Rajan
Series Title
World Class Parasites
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-306-47661-7
DOI
10.1007/b113650
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-7038-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-7600-3
Series ISSN
1571-3113
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 182
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