Helminth Infections and their Impact on Global Public Health

Editors: Bruschi, Fabrizio (Ed.)

  • Gives a comprehensive overview to the topic
  • Refers to individual helminth infections and their specific aspects in biology, epidemiology and resulting health issues in humans
  • Highlights the importance of so far neglected infections
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Helminths are long-lived multicellular organisms that have co-evolved with humans over many thousands of years. They are responsible for infections which affect around one third of the human population, at global level. Despite the huge efforts in research during the last years, effective control of helminth infections is still far from optimal standards and the resulting diseases remain neglected. This book aims to give an up-date overview to the epidemiology (including molecular typing), specific biological, immunological and immunopathological aspects, diagnosis and perspectives of control of the most common helminth infections.

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“This very detailed book on helminth infections also describes their impact on worldwide public health. … This is an excellent teaching/learning tool for professionals interested in conditions due to helminths. … This book could be used by medical students, public health trainees, or anybody in medicine, public health, or other fields who is interested in parasitic diseases. … It is unique in its approach to linking knowledge about parasitic illnesses to clinical application and global health problems worldwide.” (Rudolf Jan Kotula, Doody’s Book Reviews, August, 2014)


Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Diversity and History as Drivers of Helminth Systematics and Biology

    Zarlenga, Dante S. (et al.)

    Pages 1-28

  • Paleoparasitology of Helminths

    Fornaciari, Gino (et al.)

    Pages 29-47

  • Schistosomiasis

    Othman, Ahmad (et al.)

    Pages 49-92

  • Fascioliasis

    Mas-Coma, S. (et al.)

    Pages 93-122

  • Clonorchiasis and Opisthorchiasis

    Pozio, Edoardo (et al.)

    Pages 123-152

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eBook $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-7091-1782-8
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-7091-1781-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-7091-1979-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Helminth Infections and their Impact on Global Public Health
Editors
  • Fabrizio Bruschi
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Wien
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Wien
eBook ISBN
978-3-7091-1782-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7091-1782-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7091-1781-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7091-1979-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 502
Number of Illustrations and Tables
12 b/w illustrations, 31 illustrations in colour
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