Handbook of Helminthiasis for Public Health

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CRC Press, Aug 18, 2006 - Medical - 362 pages
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Written by internationally respected experts, Handbook of Human Helminthiasis provides information essential in the development of an integrated approach to the prevention, control and treatment of disease caused by endoparasitic helminths. The text is divided into sections dealing with the main groups of helminth infections and the diseases they induce. Each section addresses diagnostic techniques, epidemiology/distribution, pathogenesis, morbidity/pathology, treatment, prevention, and control. Emphasis is placed on methods for reducing morbidity, interrupting and reducing transmission, and techniques to prevent infection. This book is intended to be a practical manual for all involved in reducing the burden of disease and the economic costs of human helminthiasis.
 

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Contents

1 Helminthiasis A Challenge to Health and Development
3
2 One Day in the Life of Mumbua
25
Decisions for Controlling Helminthiasis
33
4 Common Themes and Concepts in Helminthiasis
43
5 Cestodiasis
59
6 Dracunculiasis
83
7 FoodBorne Trematodiasis
91
8 Lymphatic Filariasis
127
13 Trichinellosis Trichinosis
261
14 Use of Anthelminthic Drugs in the Public Health Arena
275
15 Health Awareness and Helminthiasis
299
Availability Needs and Provision
313
17 Helminthiasis and the Millennium Development Goals
325
Appendix 1 Glossary of Some Terms and Abbreviations Relating to Human HostHelminth Interactions and Helminthiasis
333
Appendix 2 Journals for Helminthology Helminthiasis and Control Interventions
339
Appendix 3 Methods for the Detection of Helminth Eggs in Stool Samples
341

9 Onchocerciasis
149
10 Schistosomiasis
169
11 SoilTransmitted Helminthiasis
203
12 Strongyloidiasis
247
Appendix 4 A Model Framework for the Control of Morbidity Due to FBT Infections
347
Index
353
Back cover
363
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