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Parasitology

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  • Biomphalaria Snails and Larval Trematodesby Rafael Toledo; Bernard Fried

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 199.00

    The planorbid snail Biomphalaria glabrata is of great importance in medical and economic zoology as a vector of trematode (fluke) diseases in human and veterinary medicine and in wildlife biology. This volume provides a comprehensive overview of its biology. more...

  • Control and Surveillance of Human African Trypanosomiasisby World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2013; US$ 36.00

    This report provides information about new diagnostic approaches new therapeutic regimens and better understanding of the distribution of the disease with high-quality mapping. The roles of human and animal reservoirs and the tsetse fly vectors that transmit the parasites are emphasized. The new information has formed the basis for an integrated strategy... more...

  • Current Concepts in Parasitologyby Ronald C. Ko

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1989; US$ 44.00

    There are twelve chapters in this book. The subjects discussed include the mechanisms of eosinophilia in parasitic infections, piscine immunity to protozoan diseases, survival strategies of trichuroid nematodes, sero-diagnosis, purine and pyrimidine biosynthesis, metabolism as targets for antiparasitic chemotherapy, ecology of marine parasites, transmission... more...

  • Drug Targets in Kinetoplastid Parasitesby Hemanta K. Majumder

    Springer New York 2008; US$ 289.00

    If viewed globally, the parasitic diseases pose an increasing threat to human health and welfare. The diseases caused by kinetoplastid protozoan parasites like Leishmania and Trypanosoma continue as a cause of suffering for many millions of people in both tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Leishmania species are found throughout Latin... more...

  • A Functional Biology of Parasitismby G.W. Esch; J.C. Fernandez

    Springer Netherlands 2013; US$ 99.00

    Series Editor: Peter Calow, Department of Zoology, University of Sheffield, England The main aim of this series will be to illustrate and to explain the way organisms 'make a living' in nature. At the heart of this - their functional biology - is the way organisms acquire and then make use of resources in metabolism, movement, growth, reproduction,... more...

  • Fungal Infectionby Malcolm D. Richardson; David W. Warnock

    Wiley 2008; US$ 80.95

    Concise, up-to-date guide to the clinical manifestations, laboratory diagnosis and management of superficial, subcutaneous and systemic fungal infections "I would recommend this book to all microbiologists and clinicians regularly dealing with patients suffering from fungal infections." Journal of Medical Microbiology WHY BUY THIS BOOK?... more...

  • Helminth Control in School-age Childrenby A. Montresor; World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2011; US$ 36.00

    The school-based control of schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections is of proven cost-effectiveness. This book describes an approach in which epidemiological data are used to select the control strategy to be applied to the school-age population and shows how periodic data collection from sentinel sites can be used to monitor... more...

  • Host Manipulations by Parasites and Virusesby Heinz Mehlhorn

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 189.00

    This edited volume focuses on parasite-host relationships and the behavioral changes parasites may trigger in their hosts. Parasites have developed strategies which enhance their chances to find a host to survive inside its body and to become most easily transmitted to one another. Many of these parasites influence the host?s behavior by various mechanisms,... more...

  • How Helminths Alter Immunity to Infectionby William Horsnell

    Springer New York 2014; US$ 139.00

    Helminth infections are common, cause considerable pathology, and alter a host?s immune profile. This can have important consequences not only on the host?s ability to control a helminth infection, but also on their ability to control unrelated infections. In endemic areas, understanding how helminth infection influences the outcome of common infectious... more...

  • Keys to the Nematode Parasites of Vertebrates: Supplementary Volumeby L.M. Gibbons

    CABI 2009; US$ 180.00

    The ‘Keys’ are an essential resource for those working within medical, veterinary and biological departments worldwide, and are now available in a single volume, published by CABI. This supplementary volume includes revised and redescribed taxa and draws attention to new taxa, to the generic level, published by many authors after the original... more...