Parasitology Research Monographs

Parasite and Disease Spread by Major Rivers on Earth

Past and Future Perspectives

Editors: Mehlhorn, Heinz, Klimpel, Sven (Eds.)

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  • Demonstrates the impact of major rivers worldwide on parasite and disease spread
  • Gives unique insights into local riverine infection risks and control measures
  • Reviews past, present and future control measures of river-associated pathogens
  • Deals with all aspects of waterborne pathogens
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This book focuses on waterborne pathogens and significant diseases occurring along major rivers around the globe, including key examples like the Amazonas, Mekong River and Nile. Written by leading international experts, it offers unique insights into local riverine infection risks in times of global warming, and addressing these through advances in diagnosis, health management and the development of simple but effective control measures. It also sheds light on why former societies collapsed due to transmitted diseases during periods of climate change, droughts and floods, to help establish effective preventive measures for the future.

The book appeals to a wide readership, from scientists in the field of parasitology, infectious diseases and epidemiology, to healthcare managers and general readers with an interest in pathogen spread along the largest rivers on earth. It particularly highlights past and current control mechanisms in times of global warming and assesses potential future health hazards.


Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)
  • Important Rivers and Their Worldwide Contributions to Epidemics on the Continents

    Pages 1-111

    Mehlhorn, Heinz

  • Conquering the God of Plague in China: A Tale of Over 60 Years

    Pages 113-141

    Wang, Wei

  • Cholera (Blue Skin Disease) and Its History

    Pages 143-159

    Mehlhorn, Heinz

  • Spreading of Cholera Along Rivers in Early Times of the USA Before Detection of the Agents of Disease

    Pages 161-170

    Mehlhorn, Heinz

  • Human Cercarial Dermatitis (HCD) or Swimmer’s Itch Along Rivers and Lakes

    Pages 171-175

    Mehlhorn, Heinz

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-29061-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-29060-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Parasite and Disease Spread by Major Rivers on Earth
Book Subtitle
Past and Future Perspectives
Editors
  • Heinz Mehlhorn
  • Sven Klimpel
Series Title
Parasitology Research Monographs
Series Volume
12
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-29061-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-29061-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-29060-3
Series ISSN
2192-3671
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 454
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 227 illustrations in colour
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