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Tropical Medicine and Parasitology
- antimicrobe.org DatabaseIncludes information on antimicrobial therapy and alternative therapy when the drug of choice cannot be given. The resource delivers information via review articles, capsule summaries, mini-reviews, and a guided PubMed search to pick up post-publication research.
- Appraisal of the status of Chagas disease in the United States. 1st ed. 2012, ScienceDirect
- Ascaris 2013, ScienceDirectThis book tackles a number of different perspectives concerning the parasitic helminth Ascaris, both in animals and in humans and the disease known as ascariasis. It seeks to identify interesting, exciting and novel aspects, which will interest readers from a broad range of disciplines. Over a quarter of the world's population are infected with the human roundworm, and the equivalent in pigs is equally ubiquitous. Both contribute to insidious and chronic nutritional morbidity, and this has been quantified, in humans, as disability adjusted life years approximating 10.5 million. Ascaris larvae develop in host parenteral tissues, and the resultant pathology has been condemnation. Ascariasis, despite its staggering global prevalence and the sheer numbers of people it infects, remains a classic neglected disease. However, renewed interest in the consequences of early infection with worms from the perspective of immune modulation, co-infections and the development of allergy further enhances the relevance of these parasites. Brings together a wide range of topics and approaches and recent, comprehensive and progressive research concerning the neglected parasite Ascaris Provides a blueprint of how a single parasite entity can stimulate interest in basic biology, clinical science, veterinary science, public health and epidemiology Presents a wealth of new insights given that a book on this parasite has not been published for over 20 years 16 chapters from a range of top authors from around the world.
- Bioinformatics in tropical disease research 2008, NCBI Bookshelf"This book is intended to serve both as a textbook for short bioinformatics courses and as a base for a self-teaching endeavor. "--Introduction.
- Cryptosporidium 2003, ScienceDirect
- Defending life--the nature of host-parasite relations 2007, Springer
- Dictionary of parasitology 2005, CRCnetBASE
- Drug resistance in leishmania parasites 2013, Springer
- Ecology, epidemiology, and evolution of parasitism in Daphnia 2005, NCBI Bookshelf
- Encyclopedia of parasitology. 3rd ed. 2008, Springerv. 1. A-M -- v. 2. N-Z.
- Epidemiological and molecular aspects on cholera 2011, Springer
- Food-borne parasitic zoonoses 2007, Springer
- Foodborne parasites 2006, Springer
- Giardia 2011, Springer
- Introduction -- Clinical disease and epidemiology -- Objectives of treatment -- Resistance to antimalarial medicines -- Antimalarial treatment policy -- Diagnosis of malaria -- Treatment of uncomplicated P. falciparum malaria -- Treatment of severe falciparum malaria -- Treatment of malaria caused by P. vivax, P. ovale or P. malariae -- Mixed malaria infections -- Complex emergencies and epidemics -- Case management in the context of malaria elimination -- Mass drug administration.
- Health research in developing countries 2005, Springer
- Imaging of parasitic diseases 2007, Springer
- Immunology and immunopathogenesis of malaria 2005, SpringerThe dissection of CD8 T cells during liver-stage infection / U. Krzych and R.J. Schwenk -- Early interactions between blood-stage Plasmodium parasites and the immune system / B.C. Urban, R. Ing, and M.M. Stevenson -- Longevity of the immune response and memory to blood-stage malaria infection / A.H. Achtman ... [et al.] -- Experimental models of cerebral malaria / C. Engwerda ... [et al.] -- Glycosylphosphatidylinositols in malaria pathogenesis and immunity : potential for therapeutic inhibition and vaccination / C.S. Boutlis ... [et al.] -- The immunology and pathogenesis of malaria during pregnancy / J.G. Beeson and P.E. Duffy.
- "THE INFECTIOUS DISEASES OF HAITI is one in a series of GIDEON e-books which summarize the status of individual infectious diseases, in every country of the world. Data are based on the GIDEON database (www.gideononline.com) which relies on standard text books, peer-review journals, Health Ministry reports and ProMED, supplemented by an ongoing search of the medical literature. Chapters are arranged alphabetically, by disease name. Each section is divided into four sections: 1. Descriptive epidemiology; 2. Summary of clinical features; 3. Status of the disease in Haiti ; 4. References. The initial items in the first section, Descriptive epidemiology, are defined as follows: Agent: Classification (e.g., virus, parasite) and taxonomic designation; Reservoir: Any animal, arthropod, plant, soil or substance in which an infectious agent normally lives and multiplies, on which it depends primarily for survival, and where it reproduces itself in such a manner that it can be transmitted to a susceptible host; Vector: An arthropod or other living carrier which transports an infectious agent from an infected organism or reservoir to a susceptible individual or immediate surroundings; Vehicle: The mode of transmission for an infectious agent. This generally implies a passive and inanimate (i.e., non-vector) mode. There are 347 generic infectious diseases in the world today. 198 of these are endemic, or potentially endemic, to Haiti. A number of other diseases are not relevant to Haiti and have not been included in this book. In addition to endemic diseases, we have included all published data regarding imported diseases and infection among expatriates from this country. The availability and quality of literature regarding specific infectious diseases varies from country to country. As such, you may find that many of the sections in this book are limited to a general discussion of the disease itself - with no data regarding the country under review. Since this book focuses on Geographic Medicine, it does not include detailed information on diagnostic testing, pathogenesis, therapy or molecular biology. Many of the diseases are generic. For example, such designations as Pneumonia bacterial and Urinary tract infection include a number of individual diseases. These appear under the subheading, Synonyms, listed under each disease. The entire book will be updated on a regular basis.
- Intolerable burden of malaria. II 2004, NCBI Bookshelf
- Kala azar in South Asia 2011, Springerpt. 1. Introduction to Kala-Azar -- pt. 2. Therapeutic strategy to deal with emergence of drug resistance -- pt. 3. Diagnostic strategy enhancing Kala-Azar elimination program -- pt. 4. PKDL and its implications in eliminating Kala-azar -- pt. 5. New challenges confronting Kala azar elimination programme and their possible solutions.
- Malaria immunology. 2nd ed. / 2002, Kargerpt. 1. Malaria parasites and disease -- Structure and life cycle / H. Fujioka -- Malaria parasites and the Anopheles mosquito /G. Dimopoulos -- Malaria: pathogenicity and disease / M. English -- pt. 2. Malaria antigens -- Sporozoite antigens: biology and immunology of the circumsporozoite protein and thrombospondin-related anonymous protein / P. Sinnis -- Immune responses to liver-stage parasites: implications for vaccine development / M.R. Hollingdale -- Merozoite antigens involved in invasion / K. Berzins -- Asexual blood stages of malaria antigens: cytoadherence / D.I. Baruch -- Rosetting and autoagglutination in Plasmodium falciparum / V. Fernandez -- Sexual and sporogonic stage antigens / R.W. Sauerwein -- pt. 3. Malaria infection: immunity and regulation -- Mouse models of blood-stage malaria infections: immune responses and cytokines involved in protection and pathology / J. Langhorne -- Malaria and the immune system in humans / P. Perlmann -- Genetic regulation of malaria infection in humans / M. Troye-Blomberg -- pt. 4. Malaria vaccines -- Pre-erythrocytic malaria vaccines to prevent Plasmodium flaciparum malaria / W.R. Ballou -- Vaccines against asexual stage malaria parasites / S. Kumar -- Transmission-blocking vaccines / D.C. Kaslow -- Nucleic acid vaccines against malaria / D.L. Doolan -- Antidisease vaccines / L. Schofield -- Adjuvants and malaria vaccine development / L. Xiao -- Malaria vaccine trials / B. Greenwood.
- Malaria methods and protocols 2002, Springer Protocols
- Medical and veterinary entomology 2002, ScienceDirectEpidemiology of vector-borne diseases / William K. Reisen -- Cockroaches (Blattaria) / Richard J. Brenner -- Lice (Phthiraptera) / Lance A. Durden -- True bugs (Hemiptera) ; Beetles (Coleoptera) / William L. Krinsky -- Fleas (Siphonaptera) / Lance A. Durden, Robert Traub -- Flies (Diptera) / Robert D. Hall, Reid R. Gerhardt -- Moth flies and sand flies (Psychodidae) / Louis C. Rutledge, Raj K. Gupta -- Biting midges (Ceratopogonidae) / Gary R. Mullen -- Black flies (Simuliidae) / Peter H. Adler, John W. McCreadie -- Mosquitoes (Culicidae) / Woodbridge A. Foster, Edward D. Walker -- Horse flies and deer flies (Tabanidae) / Bradley A. Mullens -- Muscid flies (Muscidae) / Roger D. Moon -- Tsetse flies (Glossinidae) / William L. Krinsky -- Myiasis (Muscoidea, Oestroidea) / E. Paul Catts, Gary R. Mullen -- Louse flies, keds, and related flies (Hippoboscoidea) / John E. Lloyd -- Moths and butterflies (Lepidoptera) / Gary R. Mullen -- Ants, wasps, and bees (Hymenoptera) / Roger D. Akre, Hal C. Reed -- Scorpions (Scorpiones) / Gary R. Mullen, Scott A. Stockwell -- Solpugids (Solifugae) ; Spiders (Araneae) / Gary R. Mullen -- Mites (Acari) / Gary R. Mullen, Barry M. OConnor -- Ticks (Ixodida) / Daniel E. Sonenshine, Robert S. Lane, William L. Nicholson.
- Micromammals and macroparasites 2006, SpringerMicromammals and macroparasites : who is who and how they interact? /S. Morand ... [et al.] --Digenean trematodes /C. Feliu ... [et al.] --Cestodes of small mammals : taxonomy and life cycles /B.B. Georgiev, R.A. Bray and D.T.J. Littlewood --Nematodes /S. Morand, S. Bouamer and J.-P Hugot --Acanthocephalans /A. Ribas and J.C. Casanova --Taxonomy, host associations, life cycles and vectorial importance of ticks parasitizing small mammals /L.A. Durden --Mesostigmatid mites as parasites of small mammals : systematics, ecology, and the evolution of parasitic associations /A.P.G. Dowling --Taxonomy, life cycles and the origin of parasitism in trombiculid mites /A.B. Shatrov and J.I. Kudryashova --Blood-sucking lice (Anoplura) of small mammals : true parasites /K.C. Kim --Fleas : permanent satellites of small mammals /S.G. Medvedev and B.R. Krasnov --Bat flies : obligate ectoparasites of bats /C.W. Dick and B.D. Patterson --Patterns of macroparasite diversity in small mammals /B.R. Krasnov, R. Poulin and S. Morand --Patterns of host specificity in parasites exploiting small mammals /R. Poulin, B.R. Krasnov and S. Morand --Coevolution of macroparasites and their small mammalian hosts : cophylogeny and coadaptation /J.-P. Hugot --Comparative phylogeography : the use of parasites for insights into host history /Cj.M. Nieberding and S. Morand --Insularity and micromammal-macroparasite relationships /E. Magnanou and S. Morand --Models for host-macroparasite interactions in micromammals /R. Rosà ... [et al.] --Transmission ecology and the structure of parasite communities /aI.M. Cattadori ... [et al.] --Effect of macroparasites on the energy budget of small mammals /A.A. Degen --Immunogenetics of micromammal-macroparasite interactions /N. Charbonnel, J. Goüy de Bellocq and S. Morand --Interactions among immune, endocrine, and behavioural response to infection /Z.M. Weil, L.B. Martin II and R.J. Nelson --Behaviour, life history strategies and parasite infection in rodents /C.J. Barnard and J.M. Behnke --Nematode zoonoses /J.C. Casanova, A. Ribas and J.M. Segovia --Rodents as definitive hosts of Schistosoma, with special reference to S. mansoni transmission /J.-M. Duplantier and M. Sene --Towards understanding the impacts of environmental variation on Echinococcus multilocularis transmission /D.R.J. Pleydell ... [et al.] --Parasites and pest population management /H. Leirs and G.R. Singleton --Biological conservation and parasitism /P. Christe, S. Morand and J. Michaux --Global changes and the future of micromammal-macroparasite interactions /S. Morand, R. Poulin and B.R. Krasnov.
- Modelling parasite transmission and control 2010, SpringerProgress in modelling malaria transmission -- Vector transmission heterogeneity and the population dynamics and control of lymphatic filariasis -- Modelling multi-species parasite transmission -- Metapopulation models in tick-borne disease transmission modelling -- Modelling stochastic transmission processes in helminth infections -- Modelling environmentally-mediated infectious diseases of humans: transmission dynamics of schistosomiasis in China -- Parameter estimation and site-specific calibration of disease transmission models -- Modelling malaria population structure and its implications for control -- Mathematical modelling of the epidemiology of tuberculosis -- Modelling trachoma for control programmes -- Transmission models and management of lymphatic filariasis elimination -- Disease transmission models for public health decision-making : designing intervention strategies for Schistosoma japonicum -- Modelling climate change and malaria transmission -- Modelling the transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi : the need for an integrated genetic epidemiological and population genomics approach.
- Molecular medical parasitology 2003, ScienceDirectSect. I. Molecular Biology -- Ch. 1. Parasite genomics -- Ch. 2. RNA processing in parasitic organisms: trans-splicing and RNA editing -- Ch. 3. Transcription -- Ch. 4. Post-transcriptional regulation -- Ch. 5. Antigenic variation in African trypanosomes and malaria -- Ch. 6. Genetic and genomic approaches to the analysis of leishmania virulence -- Sect. II. Biochemistry and Cell Biology: Protozoa -- Ch. 7. Energy metabolism -- Ch. 8. Amino acid and protein metabolism -- Ch. 9. Purine and pyrimidine transport and metabolism -- Ch. 10. Trypanosomatid surface and secreted carbohydrates -- Ch. 11. Intracellular signaling -- Ch. 12. Plastids, mitochondria, and hydrogenosomes -- Sect. III. Biochemistry and Cell Biology: Helminths -- Ch. 13. Helminth surfaces: structural, molecular and functional properties -- Ch. 14. Carbohydrate and energy metabolism in parasitic helminths -- Ch. 15. Neurotransmitters -- Sect. IV. Medical Applications -- Ch. 16. Drug resistance in parasites -- Ch. 17. Medical implications of molecular parasitology.
- Morgellon's syndrome 2010, CRCnetBASEWhy the investigation was started -- Materials and methodology -- Evidence not recorded on videotape -- The phenomenon of the disappearing hair follicles -- Particles entering the eyes -- Particles exiting the eyes -- A substance that transverses the optic globe -- The irregular iris -- Particles that exit the feet -- Particles that enter the feet -- The microorganism mobility : an internal propulsion system -- Green feet illuminate the role of the epidermis in the life-cycle of the microorganism -- Coated hairs under the microscope -- The micro organism possibly growing on a piece of cocaine -- A summary of the observations -- The structure of the microorganism -- A model accounting for the observed phenomena -- Is there a cure? -- Future considerations : a microorganism as an etiology for delusional parasitosis.
- Receptor-based discovery strategies for insecticides and parasiticides: a review / Debra Woods ... [et al.] -- Nonpeptide ligands for peptidergic G protein-coupled receptors / Timothy G. Geary -- Interaction of mimetic analogs of insect kinin neuropeptides with arthropod receptors / Ronald J. Nachman and Patricia V. Pietrantonio -- Neuropeptides in helminths: occurrence and distribution / Nikki J. Marks and Aaron G. Maule -- Neuropeptide physiology in helminths / Angela Mousley ... [et al.] -- Neuropeptide gene families in Caenorhabditis elegans / Chris Li and Kyuhyung Kim -- Control of nematode parasites with agents acting on neuromusculature systems: lessons for neuropeptide ligand discovery / Richard J. Martin and Alan P. Robertson -- Neuropeptide signaling in insects / Miriam Altstein and Dick R. Nassel -- Neuropeptide physiology in insects / William G. Bendena -- Neuropeptide biology in Drosophila / Elke Clynen ... [et al.] -- Neuropeptide receptors as possible targets for development of insect pest control agents / Matthias B. Van Hiel ... [et al.].
- Parasite genomics protocols 2004, Springer ProtocolsSequencing strategies for parasite genomes / Daniella Bartholomeu and Najib M. El-Sayed -- Annotation of parasite genomes / Matthew Berriman and Midori Harris -- Parasite genome databases and web-based resources / Christiane Hertz-Fowler and Neil Hall -- Expressed sequence tags: medium-throughput protocols / Claire Whitton ... [et al.] -- Expressed sequence tags: analysis and annotation / John Parkinson and Mark Blaxter -- Positive selection scanning of parasite DNA sequences / Winston A. Hide and Raphael D. Isokpehi -- RACE and RAGE cloning in parasitic microbial eukaryotes / Bryony A. P. Williams and Robert P. Hirt -- Amplified (restriction) fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) analysis / Daniel K. Masiga and C. Michael R. Turner -- Minisatellites and MVR-PCR for the individual identification of parasite isolates / Annette MacLeod -- Analysis of differentially expressed parasite genes and proteins using transcriptomics and proteomics / Daniel C. Gare --Gene expression studies using self-fabricated parasite cDNA microarrays / Karl F. Hoffmann and Jennifer M. Fitzpatrick -- DNA content analysis on microarrays / Upinder Singh, Preetam H. Shah, and Ryan C. MacFarlane -- Typing single-nucleotide polymorphisms in Toxoplasma gondii by allele-specific primer extension and microarray detection / Chunlei Su ... [et al.] -- Transfection of the human malaria parasite plasmodium falciparum / Brendan S. Crabb ... [et al.] -- A PCR-based method for gene deletion and protein tagging in Trypanosoma brucei / George K. Arhin ... [et al.] -- Analysis of gene function in Trypanosoma brucei using RNA interference / Appolinaire Djikeng ... [et al.] -- In vitro shuttle mutagenesis using engineered mariner transposons / Kelly A. Robinson, Sophie Goyard, and Stephen M. Beverley -- Random mutagenesis strategies for construction of large and diverse clone libraries of mutated DNA fragments / Sudsanguan Chusacultanachai and Yongyuth Yuthavong -- Separation, digestion, and cloning of intact parasite chromosomes embedded in agarose / Vanessa Leech, Michael A. Quail, and Sara E. Melville -- Chromosome fragmentation in Leishmania / Pascal Dubessay ... [et al.] --FISH mapping for helminth genomes / Hirohisa Hirai and Yuriko Hirai -- Fiber-FISH: fluorescence in situ hybridization on stretched DNA / Klaus Ersfeld -- Yeast two-hybrid assay for studying protein-protein interactions / Ahmed Osman -- From genomes to vaccines for leishmaniasis / Carmel B. Stober.
- Parasites of the colder climates 2003, CRCnetBASE
- Parasitoid viruses. 1st ed. 2012, ScienceDirect"Parasitoids are parasitic insects that kill their insect hosts in immature pre-reproductive stages. Parasitoids are employed in biological control programs worldwide to kill insect pests and are environmentally safe and benign alternatives to chemical pesticides. As resistance to chemical pesticides continues to escalate in many pest populations, attention is now refocusing on biologically based strategies to control pest species in agriculture and forestry as well as insect vector populations that transmit human and animal diseases. Parasitoids are an economically critical element in this equation and in integrated pest management. Viruses have evolved intimate associations with parasitoids, and this book features a large section on symbiotic viruses that are integrated into the wasp chromosomal DNA (polydnaviruses). A separate section on parasitoid venoms, which are of interest to the pharmaceutical and medical communities as well as insect-oriented biologists, is also featured"--Back cover.
- Physician's guide to arthropods of medical importance. 5th ed. 2007, CRCnetBASE
- A. Introduction -- B. Passive or active pharmacovigilance? -- C. Spontaneous reporting -- D. Cohort event monitoring -- E. Data processing -- F. Special types of event -- G. Relationship/causality assessment -- H. Signal identification -- I. Strengthening the signal -- J. Identifying risk factors -- K. Analyses -- L. Differences between spontaneous reporting and cohort event monitoring -- M. Organization -- N. Communication -- Annex.
- Progress in parasitology 2011, Springer50 years German Society of Parasitology (DGP) (1961-2010) / Johannes Eckert -- Parasitology of the German Democratic Republic (1961-1990) : memories of a time witness / Theodor Hiepe -- Parasites and their world records in their fight for survival / Heinz Mehlhorn -- Cryptosporidium parvum : the veterinary perspective / Arwid Daugschies -- Neonatal porcine coccidiosis / Hanna Lucia Worliczek and Anja Joachim -- Post-translational modifications in apicomplexan parasites / Esther Jortzik, Sebastian Kehr, and Katja Becker -- Development of the RTS, S/AS vaccine candidate from concept to phase III / Joe Cohen ... [et al.] -- Small ruminant theileriosis / Jabbar Ahmed ... [et al.] -- Interactions of Trypanosoma cruzi and triatomines / Günter A. Schaub, Christian K. Meiser, and Carsten Balczun -- Sex in schistosomes -- signaling mechanisms in the female gonads / Svenja Beckmann ... [et al.] -- Anisakid nematode (Ascaridoidea) life cycles and distribution : increasing zoonotic potential in the time of climate change? / Sven Klimpel and Harry W. Palm -- Fish parasites as biological indicators in a changing world : can we monitor environmental impact and climate change? / Harry W. Palm -- Infectious diseases under the influence of changing environmental factors / Franz J. Conraths and Thomas C. Mettenleiter -- Arthropod vectors and their growing importance in Europe / Helge Kampen and Doreen Werner -- A look at the world of ticks / Trevor N. Petney ... [et al.] -- What else besides TBE and borreliosis? : tick-transmitted pathogens in Germany and beyond / Silvia Pluta ... [et al.] -- Tick-borne encephalitis : from microfocus to human disease / G. Dobler ... [et al.].
- Schistosomes and schistosomiasis in South Asia 2012, SpringerIntroduction --The schistosomes --The snail --Prevalence in final host --Immunological studies --Disease manifestation and pathology --Parasitological diagnosis --Immunodiagnosis --Chemotherapy --Control --Laboratory models developed --Technologies developed.
- "The second WHO report builds on the growing sense of optimism generated by the 2012 publication of the WHO roadmap. Commitments on the part of ministries of health in endemic countries, global health initiatives, funding agencies and philanthropists have escalated since 2010, as have donations of medicines from pharmaceutical companies and the engagement of the scientific community. This report marks a new phase and assesses opportunities and obstacles in the control, elimination and eradication of several of these diseases. Unprecedented progress over the past two years has revealed unprecedented needs for refinements in control strategies, and new technical tools and protocols. The substantial increases in donations of medicines made since the previous report call for innovations that simplify and refine delivery strategies. However, some diseases, including especially deadly ones like human African trypanosomiasis and visceral Leishmaniasis, remain extremely difficult and costly to treat. The control of Buruli ulcer, Chagas disease and yaws is hampered by imperfect technical tools, although recent developments for yaws look promising. The report highlights progress against these especially challenging diseases, being made through the development of innovative and intensive management strategies. innovations in vector control deserve more attention as playing a key part in reducing transmission and disease burden, especially for dengue, Chagas disease and the Leishmaniases. Achieving universal health coverage with essential health interventions for neglected tropical diseases will be a powerful equalizer that abolishes distinctions between the rich and the poor, the young and the old, ethnic groups, and women and men."--P. 4 of cover.
- Traditional medicinal plants and malaria 2004, CRCnetBASE
- Treatment and prevention of malaria 2012, Springer
- Tropical infectious diseases. 3rd ed. 2011, ScienceDirectTropical Infectious Diseases: Principles, Pathogens and Practice, by Drs. Richard L. Guerrant, David H. Walker, and Peter F. Weller, delivers the expert, encyclopedic guidance you need to overcome the toughest clinical challenges in diagnosing and treating diseases caused by infectious agents from tropical regions. Sweeping updates to this 3rd edition include vaccines, SARS, hepatitis A-E, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus, tick-borne encephalitis and Omsk hemorrhagic fever, human papilloma virus, and mucormycosis. New full-color images throughout allow you to more accurately view the clinical manifestations of each disease and better visualize the life cycles of infectious agents. And, full-text online access at www.expertconsult.com enables you to perform quick searches and rapidly locate and download images. Definitive, state-of-the-art coverage of pathophysiology as well as clinical management makes this the reference you'll want to consult - online and in print - whenever you are confronted with tropical infections, whether familiar or unfamiliar! Obtain complete and trustworthy advice from hundreds of the leading experts on tropical diseases worldwide, including cutting-edge summaries of pathophysiology and epidemiology as well as clinical management.
- "Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) blight the lives of a billion people worldwide and threaten the health of millions more. These ancient companions of poverty weaken impoverished populations, frustrate the achievement of health in the Millennium Development Goals and impede global development outcomes. A more reliable evaluation of their significance to public health and economies has convinced governments, donors, the pharmaceutical industry and other agencies, including nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), to invest in preventing and controlling this diverse group of diseases. Global efforts to control "hidden" diseases, such as dracunculiasis (guinea-worm disease), leprosy, schistosomiasis, lymphatic filariasis and yaws, have yielded progressive health gains including the imminent eradication of dracunculiasis. Since 1989 (when most endemic countries began reporting monthly from each endemic village), the number of new dracunculiasis cases has fallen from 892 055 in 12 endemic countries to 3190 in 4 countries in 2009, a decrease of more than 99%. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends five public-health strategies for the prevention and control of NTDs: preventive chemotherapy; intensified case-management; vector control; the provision of safe water, sanitation and hygiene; and veterinary public health (that is, applying veterinary sciences to ensure the health and well-being of humans). Although one approach may predominate for control of a specific disease or group of diseases, evidence suggests that more effective control results when all five approaches are combined and delivered locally." - p. vii
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