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Parasites and Infectious Disease

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This series of entertaining essays provides a unique insight into some of the key discoveries that have shaped the field of parasitology. Based on interviews with 18 of the world's leading parasitologists and epidemiologists, the stories of their contributions to discovery in contemporary parasitology and infectious disease biology are told. Taken together, the essays provide a historical account of the development of the field, serving as a bridge between these discoveries and current research. The book provides a real insight into the thought processes and approaches taken in generating break through scientific discoveries, ranging from immunology to ecology and from malaria and trypanosomiasis to schistosomiasis and Lyme disease. This engaging and lively introduction to discovery in parasitology will be of interest to all those currently working in the field and will also serve to set the scene for future generations of parasitologists.

Parasitic and Infectious Diseases

Author : Marilyn E. Scott
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There are at least two populations involved in any infectious disease process: the population of parasites that cause the disease and the population of hosts that are infected. Parasitic and Infectious Diseases: Epidemiology and Ecology focuses on the interface between these two populations. The various chapters demonstrate how combined field, experimental, and theoretical studies aid in our understanding of the dynamics of infectious disease processes and in formulating control strategies. Moving from the basics of mathematical modeling and epidemiological principles to case studies of human, livestock, and wild animal infections, the editors have assembled a book of tremendous value to researchers in ecology, parasitology, medical and veterinary sciences, infectious disease, epidemiology, and other related fields of study. Key Features * Introduction of mathematical modeling for the novice * Case studies covering a spectrum of infections in humans, livestock, and wild animals * Integration of field, laboratory, and theoretical approaches * Development and illustration of key concepts in interactions between infectious agents and their host populations * Written and edited by internationally recognized leaders in the field

Diagnostic Pathology Infectious Diseases E Book

Author : Danny A Milner
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Diagnostic Pathology: Infectious Diseases takes a comprehensive look at infectious diseases, their anatomic manifestations, and how to ensure a complete and accurate sign out at the microscope. A user-friendly chapter landscape and thousands of high-quality images combine to make this medical reference book a key companion for the general surgical pathologist or resident in training. Comprehensive discussions on how to sign out cases. Formatted into sections by organism type (Virus, Bacteria, Fungi, and Parasite), and further divided by those that can be diagnosed on histological appearance. Species-specific pathologies for finding "zebra" cases. Essential information is listed in a bulleted format with numerous high-quality images to facilitate learning. "Key Facts" highlight the quick criteria needed for diagnosis or adequacy evaluation at the time of a procedure. Features clear pictures of diagnostic forms, ancillary diagnostic tools, including microbiology and molecular diagnostics, pathological reaction patterns expected for given organisms, and important common and uncommon pathogens. Explains when and when not to use molecular diagnostics, and discusses histological limitations and how to address them at sign out.

Infectious and Parasitic Diseases of Livestock

Author : Pierre-Charles Lefèvre
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Translated from the French original published by LavoisierIn this new English language edition all the chapters have been updated with new references and additional chapters written by authors in the UK, USA, Australia and Canada.In recent years infectious livestock diseases have swept across many countries, often with dramatic consequences for animal and public health. With climatic changes modifying the distribution of vector-borne diseases, emerging novel pathogens can spread rapidly in new areas, at the same time as resistance spreads in places where they are established. This calls for new approaches for the control of parasitic diseases. This book presents in detail over 130 viral, bacterial, fungal and parasitic diseases of large livestock species from all over the world, accompanied by very valuable and informative illustrations and photographs. Particular attention is also paid to the role of wildlife in their epidemiology, stressing the potential zoonotic characteristics of diseases where applicable and their effects on humans.As this a two volume set - higher delivery charges apply:UK: £8.00Europe: €9.50ROW - $15.00

Parasitic Diseases of Wild Birds

Author : Carter T. Atkinson
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Parasitic Diseases of Wild Birds provides thorough coverage of major parasite groups affecting wild bird species. Broken into four sections covering protozoa, helminths, leeches, and arthropod parasites, this volume provides reviews of the history, disease, epizootiology, pathology, and population impacts caused by parasitic disease. Taking a unique approach that focuses on the effects of the parasites on the host, Parasitic Diseases of Wild Birds fills a unique niche in animal health literature.

Parasitic Infections

Author : James H. Leech
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This book provides the clinician with focused discussions of the fundamental biology and clinical management of selected parasitic diseases, written by laboratory and clinical investigators. The pathophysiology and the diagnosis and treatment of selected parasitic diseases are critically examined, with emphasis on those diseases of increased importance due to their frequent occurrence in AIDS patients. Recent advances in the biology and clinical management of specific organisms are linked to the diseases they cause. The basic biological issues which will determine the pace and course of future advances in the field are also discussed

Parasites Infections and Diseases of Fish in Africa

Author : Ilan Paperna
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Population Biology of Infectious Diseases

Author : R.M. Anderson
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for the design of control programs; in extreme cases (as dis cussed below, by Fine et al. , this volume, and elsewhere) it can happen that immunization programs, although they protect vaccinated individuals, actually increase the overall incidence of a particular disease. The possibility that many nonhuman animal populations may be regulated by parasitic infections is another topic where it may be argued that conventional disciplinary boundaries have retarded investigation. While much ecological research has been devoted to exploring the extent to which competition or predator-prey interactions may regulate natural populations or set their patterns of geographical distribution, few substan tial studies have considered the possibility that infectious diseases may serve as regulatory agents (1,8). On the other hand, the many careful epidemiological studies of the trans mission and maintenance of parasitic infections in human and other animal populations usually assume the host population density to be set by other considerations, and not dynamically engaged with the disease (see, for example, (1,2)). With all these considerations in mind, the Dahlem Workshop from which this book derives aimed to weave strands together -- testing theoretical analysis against empirical facts and patterns, and identifying outstanding problems -- in pursuit of a better un derstanding of the overall population biology of parasitic in fections. For the purpose of the workshop, the term "parasite" was de fined widely to include viruses, bacteria, protozoans, fungi, and helminths.

Involvement of Gap Junction Proteins in Infectious Diseases Caused by Parasites

Author : José Luis Vega
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Parasitic diseases affect low-income nations with health consequences that affect the economy of these countries. Research aimed at understanding their biology and identification of potential targets for drug development is of the highest priority. Inhibitors of channels formed by proteins of the gap junction family such as suramin and probenecid are currently used for treatment of parasitic diseases caused by pathogenic protozoan. Gap junction proteins are present in both vertebrates and invertebrates permitting direct and indirect cellular communication. These cellular specializations are formed by two protein families corresponding to connexins (vertebrates) and innexins (invertebrates). In addition, a third protein family composed by proteins denominated pannexins is present in vertebrates and shows primary sequence homology to innexins. Channels formed by these proteins are essential in many biological processes. Recent evidences suggest that gap junction proteins play a critical role in bacterial and viral infections. Nonetheless, little is known about the role of these channels in parasitic infections. In this chapter, we summarized the current knowledge about the role of gap junction family proteins and channels in parasitic infections.

Parasites Infections and Diseases of Fishes in Africa

Author : Ilan Paperna
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Parasitic Infections of Domestic Animals

Author : Johannes Kaufmann
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The manual is intended as a tool for the identification and control of the wide spectrum of parasites affecting domestic animals throughout the world. It's of great value for personnel in field laboratories, veterinarians and technicians, as well as for teachers and students. On another practical level, it is relevant for meat inspectors and other public health officials to identify parasites in domestic animals which are potentially harmful to humans.

Infectious Diseases and Your Health

Author : Prati Pal Singh
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Infectious Diseases and Your Health has the potential to impact and improve your life, and the lives of your loved ones. Every day, nearly 40, 000 people including small children and women die of infectious diseases. Many of these innocent lives could be saved. Your journey through the pages of this book will take you to an amazing world of infectious diseases. You will learn about various infectious diseases, how they can affect your life, the problems associated with their treatment and prevention, and how to overcome these problems. Additionally, you will hear the success story of new drug research, be introduced to the hard facts, and find fascinating pictures of microorganisms and parasites. The book provides instant solutions to several of your concerns about infectious diseases, and you will learn to live a highly productive, long and healthy life. So, join thousands of readers of this book worldwide, enhance your life and the lives of your loving family, become an informed healthy citizen, and contribute to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Let us never forget: life and quality of life are very precious.

A Concise Guide to Infectious and Parasitic Diseases of Dogs and Cats

Author : G. R. Carter
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A Practical Guide to Infectious Parasitic and Environmental Diseases of Koi

Author : Nicholas Saint-Erne
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Diagnostic Pathology of Parasitic Infections with Clinical Correlations

Author : Yezid Gutierrez
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This book provides a comprehensive reference and diagnostic aid to the practicing pathologist or infectious disease specialist encountering a parasite in an examined tissue sample. Organized by phylogenetic group, the text facilitates diagnosis by discussing common characteristics and patterns of different parasites, and misleading artifacts that resemble parasites in tissue. This second edition includes molecular biology and immunologic aspects, and a more in-depth discussion of syndromes more prevalent due to increased world travel, immigration and the AIDS epidemic.

Control of Human Parasitic Diseases

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Control of parasitic infections of humans has progressed rapidly over the last three decades. Such advances have resulted from focal disease control efforts based on historically effective interventions to new approaches to control following intensive research and pilot programs. Control of Human Parasitic Diseases focuses on the present state of control of the significant human parasitic infectious diseases. Includes the impact of recent research findings on control strategy Discusses the health policy implications of these findings and the importance of evaluation and monitoring Highlights the lessons learned and the interactions between control programs and health systems

Human Nutrition and Parasitic Infection Volume 107 Parasitology Supplement 1993

Author : D. W. T. Crompton
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This wide-ranging collection covers such topics as: nutrition support and HIV; malarial parasites and antioxidant nutrients; the impact of schistosomiases on human nutrition; ascariasis and childhood malnutrition; and hookworm infections and human iron metabolism.

Infectious Diseases in Immunocompromised Hosts

Author : Vassil St. Georgiev
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Because of limited access to medical libraries and medical journals, the majority of clinicians may find it difficult to keep informed on the latest developments in drug manufacture and treatment of infectious diseases in immunocompromised patients. This new handbook strives to fulfill the need for information in this area of medicine. This is the first book on drug development and treatment of infectious diseases in immunocompromised hosts. It integrates both results from large-scale clinical trials and single cases as well as small groups of patients. It covers bacterial, viral, parasitic, and fungal infections, including a wide array of diseases. Infectious Diseases in Immunocompromised Hosts encompasses not only opportunistic infections associated exclusively with immunocompromised patients, but also common infections that become life-threatening for immunosuppressed individuals.

Foodborne Parasites

Author : Ynes R. Ortega
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This book examines the two major parasite groups that are transmitted via water or foods: the single-celled protozoa, and the helminths: cestodes (tapeworms), nematodes (round worms), and trematodes (flukes). Each chapter covers the biology, mechanisms of pathogenesis, epidemiology, treatment, and inactivation of these parasites. This important new text offers a better understanding of the biology and control of parasitic infections necessary to reduce or eliminate future outbreaks in the U.S. and elsewhere.

Tropical Infectious Diseases

Author : Ranjan L. Fernando
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This book provides a coverage of tropical disease due to parasites.