He describes pathogens according to a taxonomic scheme and in reference to the organ systems they affect. The book covers the morphological features and life cycles of the various protozoa and the pathogeneses of the diseases they cause.
Author: Mark F. Wiser
Publisher: Garland Pub
The VitalBook e-book version of Protozoa and Human Disease is only available in the US and Canada at the present time. To purchase or rent please visit http://store.vitalsource.com/show/978-1-1367-3816-6. Protozoa and Human Disease is a textbook on medically important protozoa and the diseases they cause for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and professionals. It combines a taxonomic and medical approach and is therefore suitable for a parasitology, microbiology, medical, and public health readership. In addition to the basics such as morphological features, life cycles, and the clinical manifestations of the diseases, topics like the molecular and immunological basis of pathogenesis, metabolic pathways, specialized subcellular structures, ecology of disease transmission, antigenic variation, and molecular epidemiology are discussed for many of the protozoan pathogens. At the end of the book is an extensive glossary of molecular biology, immunology, and medical terms. KEY TOPICS: Life Cycles and Distribution. Morphology. Host-Parasite Interactions. Molecular and Immunological Basis of Pathogenesis. Transmission, Control, and Epidemiology. Drug Action and Resistance. Clinical Manifestation, Diagnosis and Treatment.
Many important human and animal diseases are caused by protozoan pathogens (Table 1.1). These diseases impact humans directly in terms of morbidity and mortality as well as having a major impact on agriculture.
Author: Mark F Wiser
Publisher: Garland Science
The VitalBook e-book version of Protozoa and Human Disease is only available in the US and Canada at the present time. To purchase or rent please visit http://store.vitalsource.com/show/978-1-1367-3816-6.Protozoa and Human Disease is a textbook on medically important protozoa and the diseases they cause for advanced undergraduate students, graduate
Not only parasitologists and experts in tropical medicine but also public health officials and travelers will find this volume highly informative. This thematic collection focuses on key parasites and their vectors in Southeast Asia.
Author: Trevor N. Petney
Publisher: Springer Nature
This thematic collection focuses on key parasites and their vectors in Southeast Asia. Up-to-date essays invite readers to discover parasite and vector morphology, genetic diversity as well as dynamic parasite communities linked to human land-use and climate change. The authors shed light on transmission pathways and explore tick-borne diseases, intestinal protozoa, cestodes, nematodes and the multiplicity of cryptic trematode species. Particular attention is given to mosquito vectors in changing environments and the dynamic biodiversity of vertebrate hosts, including mammals, birds and fish. The richly illustrated chapters are completed by new approaches in diagnostic methods, treatment and prevention to protect humans and animals from tropical parasite infections. Not only parasitologists and experts in tropical medicine but also public health officials and travelers will find this volume highly informative.
In part this is because we know so much about all aspects of the biology of our species, but in addition, our varied habitat and diet and our global distribution exposes us to more infections than any other species.
Author: Richard Ashford
Publisher: CRC Press
Homo sapiens rank among the most parasitized of all animals. In part this is because we know so much about all aspects of the biology of our species, but in addition, our varied habitat and diet and our global distribution exposes us to more infections than any other species. Whereas some familiar parasitic infections are responsible for much human disease and suffering, the great majority are rare or obscure forms ignored by all but the most comprehensive texts. The Parasites of Homo sapiens: An Annotated checklist of the Protozoa, Helminths and Arthropods for Which We Are Home, 2nd Edition presents a comprehensive listing of them all. Closely following the pattern of the first edition, this new edition incorporates a wealth of further information and data from the most recently published research findings. An indispensable guide for all parasitologists, it presents a comprehensive checklist of all animals naturally parasitic in or on the human body. Each parasite listed includes a complete summary of its characteristics. The structure of each entry includes: The scientific name of the parasite Synonyms for scientific names Status of reported human cases Geographical distribution and abundance Parasite habitat on humans Hosts Transmission mechanisms Human risk factors Indication of host-specificity status
In this book, the authors present current research in the study of the biology, classification and role in disease of protozoa.
Author: Victor Castillo
Publisher: Nova Biomedical
In this book, the authors present current research in the study of the biology, classification and role in disease of protozoa. Topics discussed include the current and prospective tools for the control of cattle-infecting Babesia parasites; biological rhythms and cell behaviour in paramecium; the use of protozoan tetrahymena as a cell model; anaerobic energy metabolism in protozoa; the biology of gregarines (protozoa: apicomplexa); the biology of parasitic protozoa cysts involved in human water-borne infections; and the effect of nickel toxicity to nutrient removal by selected indigenous protozoan species in waste-water systems.
These are some of the questions being addressed in the book.The aim of this textbook is to introduce a modern synthesis on human parasites of medical importance.
Author: Dunne Fong
Publisher: World Scientific
Why does the World Health Organization (WHO) put emphasis on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)? What are the NTDs? Are NTDs found in the United States? Is there any relationship between coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and NTDs? These are some of the questions being addressed in the book.The aim of this textbook is to introduce a modern synthesis on human parasites of medical importance. Species of parasitic protozoa and helminths are presented in detail, from history and discovery to aspects of genomes and molecular biology, together with life cycle, therapy, drug resistance, and case studies of parasitic diseases useful to the clinicians.
Nutrition. and. Protozoan. Pathogens. of. Humans: A. Primer. Mark F. Wiser. Abbreviations. AIDS Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome Th T helper Key Points • Several human diseases are caused by pathogenic protozoa.
Author: Debbie L. Humphries
Publisher: Springer Nature
This comprehensive and user-friendly volume focuses on the intersection between the fields of nutrition and infectious disease. It highlights the importance of nutritional status in infectious disease outcomes, and the need to recognize the role that nutrition plays in altering the risk of exposure and susceptibility to infection, the severity of the disease, and the effectiveness of treatment. Split into four parts, section one begins with a conceptual model linking nutritional status and infectious diseases, followed by primers on nutrition and immune function, that can serve as resources for students, researchers and practitioners. Section two provides accessible overviews of major categories of pathogens and is intended to be used as antecedents of pathogen-focused subsequent chapters, as well as to serve as discrete educational resources for students, researchers, and practitioners. The third section includes five in-depth case studies on specific infectious diseases where nutrition-infection interactions have been extensively explored: diarrheal and enteric disease, HIV and tuberculosis, arboviruses, malaria, and soil-transmitted helminths. The final section addresses cross-cutting topics such as drug-nutrient interactions, co-infections, and nutrition, infection, and climate change and then concludes by consolidating relevant clinical and public health approaches to addressing infection in the context of nutrition, and thus providing a sharp focus on the clinical relevance of the intersection between nutrition and infection Written by experts in the field, Nutrition and Infectious Diseases will be a go to resource and guide for immunologists, clinical pathologists, sociologists, epidemiologists, nutritionists, and all health care professionals managing and treating patients with infectious diseases.
This book presents the latest information on canine parasites with zoonotic potential, to help avoid human infections.
Author: Christina Strube
Publisher: Springer Nature
This book presents the latest information on canine parasites with zoonotic potential, to help avoid human infections. Compiled by international specialists, it covers protozoa, ectoparasites and helminth species of clinical importance in dogs, as well as the state of the art in diagnosis, preventive measures and potentially necessary treatment schemes. Dogs are commonly kept in families around the world and can predispose their human companions to disease. Updating and deepening insights from other specialist literature, the book is intended for practitioners and scientists alike. It also offers practical guidance for veterinary and human physicians and highlights unexplored research areas, making it a valuable resource for students and educated non-experts with an interest in parasitology, infectiology and zoonotic pet diseases.
Similar examples are not few but numerous in the world of protozoan parasites Protozoan parasites have different ways of infecting their hosts . Entamoeba gingivalis is Protozoa and Human Diseases transferred directly from one man to ...