Neglected Tropical Diseases

Neglected Tropical Diseases - Latin America and the Caribbean

Editors: Franco-Paredes, Carlos, Santos-Preciado, José Ignacio (Eds.)

  • 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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eBook $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-7091-1422-3
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Hardcover $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-7091-1421-6
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Softcover $189.00
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: December 16, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-7091-4840-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
About this book

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.​

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • The Neglected Tropical Diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean: Burden of Disease and Approaches for Elimination and Control

    Franco-Paredes, Carlos (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • Schistosomiasis in America

    Noya, Oscar (et al.)

    Pages 11-43

  • Chagas Disease

    Rassi, Anis (et al.)

    Pages 45-71

  • Hookworm Infection in Latin America and the Caribbean Region

    Gaze, Soraya (et al.)

    Pages 73-87

  • Plasmodium vivax Malaria in Latin America

    Rodriguez-Morales, Alfonso J. (et al.)

    Pages 89-111

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-7091-1422-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-7091-1421-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $189.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: December 16, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-7091-4840-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neglected Tropical Diseases - Latin America and the Caribbean
Editors
  • Carlos Franco-Paredes
  • José Ignacio Santos-Preciado
Series Title
Neglected Tropical Diseases
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Wien
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Wien
eBook ISBN
978-3-7091-1422-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7091-1422-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7091-1421-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7091-4840-2
Series ISSN
2194-8275
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 243
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations, 42 illustrations in colour
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